Writing Resources for Kids

Are you a writer between the ages of 6 and 12? This information is for you - and your parents might find it helpful too!

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Writing is a great way for you to express what's in your imagination, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out where to begin.

Fighting Words is here to help!

Top Tips for Young Writers

  • When you are writing, focus on your ideas rather than spelling or grammar - that can always be fixed later.
  • Sometimes when you’re writing, you can get a bit stuck. As yourself these questions:
  • How does your character feel when something happens to them?
  • What do you think that the character would do next in your story? Remember you can jump ahead in time to the next day, the next month, the next year!
  • Where is your story set? Where might your character go next?
  • Do you want your story to end happily, sadly or at a cliff-hanger? Why?
  • Remember to take breaks and recharge your imagination. Sometimes a quick walk or a drink of water can reset your brain and help you to keep going.
Brainstorming a story

Looking for ideas to get started? Use the Story Starter!

Sometimes getting started can be the hardest part, so we invented the Story Starter.  We hope it will spark your imagination and help you begin your story. See where the ideas take you!

Note: You can change anything you want in the ideas generated by the Story-Starter and you don’t have to use them all. 

Click here for the Story-Starter in English

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Watch our videos for more tips and tricks about writing stories, songs and poems!

Write A Story With Mark!
Write A Song with Colm and Kaifina
Writing Tips for Young People from Michelle

Related News and Links

  • Publishing Information: Not only do we want you to keep writing, but we want to make you a published author! Go to After School Stories to find our submission guidelines and terms and conditions.
  • Published Authors: Search for your child's story in After School Stories in Stories and Creative Work