Creative Writing Skills by Lexi Rees: Review
Creative Writing Skills: Over 70 fun activities for children 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 …
Author Lexi Rees has written two wonderful fantasy novels aimed at middle aged children. Now she has turned her attention to helping budding authors. Specifically children. In her new book Creative Writing Skills, Rees breaks down the elements of fiction into fun easily digestible activities.
As a former elementary school teacher I can say I would have loved this book for teaching writing. The exercises are broken down into various aspects like character development, plot, setting, etc. One of the beautiful things about the book is that the worksheets can be taught as whole sections or individually. This means that the book can be used start to finish as an entire unit on creative writing, or you can just cherry pick the parts your children need to work on.
A lot of thought went into the exercises themselves. However, the designs are great too. A well designed worksheet can increase understanding and engagement. There is a lot of variety not just in content but in the format. There’s a plethora of activities contained in this book. The various formats keep the activities fun without sacrificing the educational value.
Let me be clear though, you don’t have to be a teacher to enjoy this book. Anyone interested in fostering a child’s writing ability would do well to pick up this book.
Our Verdict: Brilliant. I love this book. It is a smartly planned out and well constructed book for teaching writing to kiddos.
Recommended for: anyone with kids, or who works with kids, ages 7-11, with an interest in writing/storytelling.
You can listen to our interview with author Lexi Rees and our review of her first novel Eternal Seas on the World Geekly News Podcast right here.
Win 2 copies of Creative Writing Skills –
Choice of paperback or pdf for UK winners and pdf for international winners. https://kingsumo.com/g/gw6isv/creative-writing-skills-workbook
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Writing-Skills-activities-children/dp/1872889247
US – https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Writing-Skills-activities-children/dp/1872889247
Author Bio –
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/
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