Kingsmead College, a girls’ school in Johannesburg, recently announced the winners of their second national Young Writers’ Competition. The competition, run alongside their annual Kingsmead Book Fair, aims to build a new generation of young writers in South Africa.
Do you want to write a children’s book? Of course you do. Do your homework first, though and make sure you’ve figured out all the nuts and bolts before you begin. We’ve gathered some of the best sites and resources that offer inspiration and guidance.
This is a truly funny book that plays with words and rhymes and makes silly puns that will make you laugh and want to make up your own. For all children and immature adults – or those who need a reminder of how to be silly. (A vital life skill).
Spilling Ink is one of the best handbooks for young writers you’ll find, with everything from finding your writer’s voice to plotting what happens, creating your characters, choosing a narrative voice (who is telling your story) and getting into a writing practice.
The authors have put together everything a young writer needs to know.
You’re ready to get writing but before you do, consider these top tips to give yourself the best chance of success.
Boost your child’s creative writing skills by following these three tips: get dramatic, write what they know and touch and feel their words.
When children get inspired to write their own stories, this is the book you can steer them towards. Growing writers will love the write-in spiral bound style which they can take wherever they go, and it has prompts, tips and a story writing tool kit to help them learn to write their own stories.