Saturday, 25 July 2020

AS/A Level Victorian Scene




Using the picture, write a scene set in a poor household in Victorian times.

You can either:

Write a scene from a wider story about the characters in the picture, or
Write an article for a newspaper which describes the scene and is about the living conditions of poor people in Victorian society

You are writing as someone living in Victorian times, so you will belong to  contemporary society. It is unlikely you, as the writer, will be poor but you can decide if your tone will be as one looking on from the outside, or as one who is there to fight for the poor and to help them get a better life.

If you find this difficult to start, try imagining the life of the people in the picture. Once you can think about, and describe, not only their living conditions but also the way they feel, how insecure their lives might be, how hard it must be to live from day to day with so little, then you will find it easier to describe them as the writer of your story or article.

For further background you might want to look into Charles Dickens' work to help the poor in society, and the work of other Victorian writers to bring to light the conditions suffered by people at the time.

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Add more!



Write a story which starts with the carousel and moves onto the floating elephant, then...

Add one more chunk to complete your story.

You extra piece of writing should finish the story you started with the carousel and the elephant, but it does not need to be connected to elephants or fun fairs.

You can choose something extra for yourself or try out one of the ideas below:

A moving rock
A swaying tree
A long line of traffic
A hive full of bees

For more practice with different kinds of writing and learning how to write more, have a look at my How to Write series.


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Thursday, 23 July 2020

At the funfair




Write about visiting a busy funfair.

You can write a story or a description. Your funfair does not have to be somewhere you have visited in real life, make up rides you would like to try and add people you have never met before!

Don't forget to include lots of adjectives and verbs to bring your funfair to life and to make it a bustling, active place to spend the day.


My Creative Writing for Kids series has lots of writing ideas, projects and activities to make writing fun.

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Saturday, 18 July 2020

GCSE Free time



Write a description inspired by this picture and about free time to do whatever you like.

Your description could include;

being at the beach
a birthday trip
an activity weekend
a club treat day for an achievement

Plot out what you will write about, even if you are not sure how to make it into a full description.

Don't forget, the picture is just to inspire you and can be a small part of your description by the end. Or you could include as much of the picture as possible, if this helps.

And think about how much you can write about how it feels to be on the beach on a warm summer's day with nothing to do but enjoy yourself.

Check out my book Creative Writing for Teens for more ideas and longer projects showing you how to write for yourself and the exams.

© Amanda J Harrington 2020

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A story somewhere