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Research has found that reading to children helps to shape their understanding of the world. It’s no surprise that many parents seek out stories that deliver helpful lessons through theme.
Short stories are sometimes sweet, but always satisfying. To celebrate the wonderful world of short stories, check out our favourite collections!
The more you write, the more you edit, and the more you look out for ideas, the better you get. Luckily, there’s the perfect format for you; short stories!
We get a lot of questions about writing, but one that appears time and time again is ‘how can we encourage young writers?’. Keep reading to discover how you can help any young writers (or old) to fall in love with writing again!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Let’s explore some of our favourite mythological figures of love who are ready to be retold.
First loves, first heartbreak, first rejection, first success; teenage years are shaped by revelation, rebellion and self-discovery. Here are some great reasons to read and write young adult fiction.
Fairytales have endured for generations, but writing your own can be daunting. Read on to discover how you can create your own ‘happily ever after’ with your very own fractured fairytale!
Food for Thought; Helpful Hints for Writing about Thanksgiving!The new year is fast approaching, and you may already be itching to get that tree up. But, there’s still one day of celebration we can’t forget about; Thanksgiving! Just like Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving is a celebration unique to a few...
With autumn nights drawing in closer, a certain spooktacular celebration is right around the corner… This Halloween, discover plenty of treats with a little hint of trickery as you sink your teeth into these sweet reads!
So, are you ready to be a romance writer You’ve taken the most important step, but besides putting pen to paper, here are our five top tips for making the most of your brand new writing course.
The theme for this International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold for Change’, so we’ve put together some of our favourite female authors we read when we were children. Let’s take a look!
The only thing second to real-life cats are the ones in books. So without further ado, here are some of our favourite fictional felines!
There are some fantastic techniques we can use to connect character and emotion with the weather. Keep reading to discover how you can inject some wintery magic into your stories!
In the United Kingdom, the 5th of November marks Bonfire. It’s a uniquely British celebration full of fireside smells, delicious cinder toffee, an autumnal nip in the air and spectacular firework displays up and down the land.
There’s something special about witches. With their trusty familiars, pointy hats and capacity for amazing feats, they are certainly fun to write and just as much fun to read! Let us put a spell on you as we count down our top 10 children’s stories about witches!
A story can have an amazing cast of characters or fantastic plot, but it still falls apart because the structure isn’t there. Read on to find out how you can structure your children’s fiction like a pro.
Here at Write Story Books, we have trawled through the World Wide Web for a sneak peek at what children’s books you’ll definitely be excited to read in 2016!
As a children’s writer it is important to look closely at why children read. If you are going to write for children you have to appreciate why children bother to read for pleasure.
Discover the secrets to successful stories
Almost everyone says ‘one day, I’ll write a book’, but for so many people, ‘one day’ never arrives.
Whether you struggle to find the time in a busy schedule or can’t find the words to put your amazing ideas to paper, it’s so difficult to know where to begin.
That’s why Write Academy is jam-packed with practical, imaginative and engaging guidance that will fill any writer with confidence.
With our help, you’ll soon be on your way to your very own happily ever after.