Brevity is the name of the game this week. That means you have about 50 words to set things up, words send your character out on their adventure, words to introduce a complication, words for the crisis and climax, and 25 more words for your pithy summing up. Time is brief, as is your word count. John wanted a balloon, not just any balloon either, but the red balloon that floated high above his head attached to the stroller. The wind started to pick up and the balloon danced behind the group, the string pulled taut.
Creative writing 500 words
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Find out which stories beat the competition in the 10th Words Grand Final. Dive into the amazing stories which have made it through to the final round this year. Find out which word spread it's way into hundreds of stories in A world of imaginative stories for kids, by kids. Find out more about the UK's largest writing competition for kids. The best opening sentences in literature, according to Words judges.
Creative writing in non-fiction
There's nothing mystical or magical about it. You just have to show up and do the work: place butt in chair, fingers on keys, and start typing. And this is where most people fail.
Whilst the standard throughout the competition has been incredibly high, these two compelling stories stood out as brilliantly accomplished pieces of writing, with creativity, emotion and powerful meaning. Sara and Lucy are set to join a whole host of celebrities on a fantastic winners day starting in the Virgin Radio Breakfast studio and with more special prizes to come! They were poignant, moving and some were extremely heartfelt. My congratulations to all the finalists. You can read the finalist and winning stories plus a selection of other stories submitted in our exclusive Words book, set to be published by Studio Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, in September.