A wonderful opportunity to engage and entertain children at home. Sign up for this free course containing twelve video lessons and a fun activity book on writing amazing stories, for ages 7-12. A parent or guardian, 18+, must complete the sign up process to access the course for the child. Submit their creations to the prize draw for the chance to win a lesson with David and an illustrated cover for their masterpiece!
Mini Maestro Writing Course
Keep children entertained and engaged with twelve inspiring video lessons from David Walliams, free! The course is designed to help children aged 7-12 write their own amazing story, with lessons on things from coming up with a character and setting, to how to create a basic structure. It comes with a downloadable exercise book full of activities to get the ideas flowing. Stories can be submitted to a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a writing lesson with David himself and a signed illustration, with ten from age group 7-9 and ten from age group 10-12 being randomly selected.
Sign up to the free course
Enter the prize draw from the course page after sign up
Be in with the chance to win a writing session with David!
Simply click Get Started! to start the course. You'll have to create an account, which we ask a parent or guardian to do, then you will have full access to the lessons and activity book, and be able to access the prize draw entry form. Happy creating!
Welcome to the mini maestro writing course!1 mins
Get great ideas for characters, from your own life.4 mins
Where To Set Your Story
What fantastical setting can you come up with for your story?3 mins
When To Set Your Story
And when will the story take place?4 mins
Make an exciting lead character!3 mins
And perhaps a dastardly foe?5 mins
How to make a great simple title for your story.4 mins
Grab Their Attention
It is so important to make sure the opening to your story is as exciting, intriguing and arresting as possible.3 mins
Beginning, middle and end. How to put your story map together.6 mins
The Big Idea
Grabbing an idea from your imagination is so much fun!2 mins
Finding The Funny
What makes funny…er…funny?4 mins
Now it’s time to get writing!1 mins
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake...
The course comes with a downloadable 12 page activity book to complement the course videos, with extra tips, tricks, and activities to complete.
Downloadable and printable PDF activity book to help turn their amazing ideas into stories.Course Notes15 pages
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