Becoming an Author – encouraging primary aged children to write their own stories

As an author, I often visit primary schools where I read my books and talk to children about writing.


Children are always full of wonderful questions and we talk about both their writing and mine. I can guarantee, that at some point during the visit, I will be asked how do I write my stories? And, my answer is always the same…I create a skeleton!


This response has always resulted in a mixture of confused expressions and giggles. But, I do create a skeleton! And, by downloading my Becoming an Author article, you can see exactly how I do it and encourage your little ones to create a skeleton of their own….creating their own unique story as they go. Just click here to download my Becoming an Author article.

I have drawn on my own experiences of working in primary literacy to create this article.

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