#FunWritingThing & More | Writing West Midlands

To spread some joy amid all this chaos and uncertainty, our colleagues from Writing West Midlands (UK) have been sharing a bunch of activities, events and opportunities to help writers keep motivated, entertained and feeling calm. Here you may check out some of them! 


Here’s some #FunWritingThings we’ve shared so far:
  • @thewritelife has put together a list of writing-related podcasts you need to be listening to;
  • BBC Writers Room has an extensive supply of writing advice, tips, blog posts, podcasts, stories and latest opportunities for writers listed on their website;
  • If you’re using your time in self-isolation to focus on your writing, The Literary Consultancy has a brilliant guide to help pinpoint where you are in your writing journey, what you need help with, how TLC can help you progress further.

Spark Young Writers Story Starters

Stuck for writing inspiration? You can use our Spark Story Starters to kick start your imagination and get writing!
These Story Starters are provided by our lead and assistant writers and are the perfect way to keep practising your writing whilst at home.
Take a look at this week’s story starter! All prompts are posted to our Instagram page @thesparkwriters as well as on our website.
Our lead writers will also be coming up with some writing activities for you all to do at home, which we will be posting to our YouTube channel. Visit our website to find out more – videos coming soon!

Picture Book Author Events Online

A collective of authors and illustrators are working together to bring you a HUGE variety of quality stories and activities to help inspire and entertain your little ones while we are all confined to our homes.

Picture Book Author Events Online will be hosting regular book readings and activity sessions to keep your little ones inspired. Visit their website to find the live event timetable, recorded author videos, as well as printables and activities.

Contributors include: Chris Haughton, James Mayhew, Ed Vere, Benji Davies, Rob Biddulph, Lydia Monks, Sarah McIntyre, Caryl Hart, Jonathan Emmett , Mo Willems, Jim Field, Jill Calder, Timothy Knapman, Kate Cunningham and Rachel Rooney – with more coming daily!

Be sure to follow Picture Book Author Events Online on Facebook to keep up to date on new videos and activities.

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