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Author Bowkett, Stephen.

Title Countdown to creative writing : step by step approach to writing techniques for 7-12 years / Steve Bowkett.

Published London : Routledge, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.623044 BOWK    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Overview: How to use the book -- Getting started -- A few tips -- Good writing habits -- A writer's rights -- What is a story? -- Having ideas -- Ideas for a reason -- Plot bank -- Plot, characters and background -- Inspiration -- All of your senses -- Metaphors -- 'Sounds as it says' -- The structure of a story -- Forms -- Diary -- Play format -- Letters, texts and other ideas -- Basic narrative elements -- Sub-elements -- Tips on planning -- The six big important questions -- Narrative lines -- Genre -- Fantasy -- Science fiction -- Horror -- Crime/thriller -- Romance -- Animal adventures -- Further ideas for genre -- Audience and purpose -- Characters -- Names -- SF and fantasy names -- Picture a person -- A bagful of games -- Character ticklist -- Personality profile -- Settings -- Visualizations -- Map making -- Place names -- Titles -- Word grid -- Mix and match -- Getting ready to write: part 1 -- Timespan -- Pace -- Flashbacks -- Story arcs -- Story path -- Getting ready to write: part 2 -- Length of story -- Economy of language -- Connectives -- Person -- Style -- Strong start and finish -- Presentation -- A writer's responsibilities -- In the mood for writing.
Summary "Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. "The Countdown" series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing." "In short "Countdown to Creative Writing" saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need - teachers might want to utilise either the self-study or 'countdown' aspects of the book, or simply dip into it for individual lesson activities to fit in with their own programmes of work."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Creative writing (Primary education)
Variant Title Step by step approach to writing techniques for 7-12 years.
ISBN 0415468558 (paperback)
9780415468558 (paperback)