I have got something for aspiring authors of all ages today, in the shape of Creative Writing Skills, a fantastic little workbook from Lexi Rees. Many thanks to Lexi, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to be a part of today’s blog blitz, and for providing me with a copy of the book.
Discover the secrets to becoming an amazing author
- Find your creative spark
- Grow your skills and confidence
- Have more fun with your writing
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know about creating colourful characters, perfect plots, dynamite dialogue, and lots more …
Creative Writing Skills is a book that just leaps out at you with its brightly coloured, eye-catching cover. The chapter headings are snappy and attention grabbing, and the book itself is clearly set out. The different fonts used, and the pages littered with doodles to keep it interesting, rather than it just being a flat, boring textbook of instructions, as some creative writing books can be. It offers an instant confidence boost to the nervous would-be writer, stressing that it is the story that is important, and not whether or not you can spell or sail through a grammar test.
Although this book is very much aimed at kids, I loved the little exercises and I can see myself using these to get the creative juices flowing on days when my writing is a little blocked. There are so many different writing prompts and exercises covering all sorts of genres meaning that there is something for everyone, no matter what their interests or favourite genre to read.
This really is a great, fun, little book and is something I would have killed for when I was a child – it would definitely have been worthy of me saving my pocket money up for!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. As well as the Creative Writing Skills workbook, the first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award. The sequel, Wild Sky, will be published in November.
When not writing, she’s usually covered in straw or glitter, and frequently both.
She also runs a free club for kids designed to encourage a love of reading and writing which you can check out here https://lexirees.co.uk/kidsclub/
Win 2 copies of Creative Writing Skills –
Choice of paperback or pdf for UK winners and pdf for international winners.