A new must-have write-in book for kids to put down their ideas, set the scene, choose their characters and craft the best short story in 500 words. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has prompts and ideas from bestselling children's author Christopher Edge for building plot, action, characters, scenes, beginnings and endings to help kids who are looking for a starting point for story-writing competitions, for homework, or for fun. With top tips from the Oxford word experts to further creativity and writing skills, activity pages and lots of space for drafting and editing the narrative, kids can be encouraged to write not only one story but to go on to write many more. In a handy format for slipping into the school bag, carrying around the house or taking on holiday, it is ideal for capturing ideas on the go, or putting in the finishing touches at the end of the day. Perfect for parents and teachers to encourage creativity and writing for fun, for homework or for story writing competitions.