‘Writing is Fun’ is one such self-help book that aims to help young writers prepare the blueprint of their writing and then ace the test.
‘Writing is Fun’ tries to cover a variety of topics like story writing, making a comic strip with dialogues, writing an advertisement, writing a diary, composing a poem, writing a song, etc. All of these are an essential component to writing. However, I did not find the instructions handy. Being a teacher, when I guide my students in creative writing, I share sample writing with them and give them enough vocabulary. Not just that, I teach the correct usage of new words, idioms and phrases too. They also prepare a vocabulary chart of their own. I find these options really good. This book lacks writing prompts. Though one-liners are present, they are not sufficient to prod the creative side of the students. There are short grammar exercises that might come in handy. However, the idea of merging syntax learning with creative writing is not so enticing. Learning the syntax of the language is a different ball game altogether.
Writing is Fun is a writing activity book, that is filled with fun stuff that will push you forward as a writer.
The book contains multiple exercises that make you assume a genre or a job such as an editor. This is followed by a basic explanation of your job and examples. What starts next is an exercise that will sharpen your skills and help you build characters, write stories and even correct them yourself.
The book covers a range of genres such as comic strips, ghost stores, sci-fi, detective stories etc. The illustrations are beautiful and will guide you throughout. The book encourages you to channel your inner creative self in a correct way and in full of fun activities and games.
I am thoroughly enjoying this book and the best way- this is fit for people of all ages. Let the adventure begin and you might become a published author someday.
The cover of the book is beautiful. The book has twenty chapters in which the has talked about pen names, writing, editing, creating characters and writing various types of stories, even a fairy tale. The language used is simple and easy to follow. Though it is mentioned that the book is for kids, but I think this book is for everyone and will bring out the writer in them. It is not just an instruction book, it like a workbook, where the reader can work on his or her thoughts and jot them down at the same time. The illustrations are beautiful. There are characters like the Grammar mouse and Sauras, who helps with the vocabulary. Then there is Harry Patel and Yasmin Lee. This book would make a wonderful gift for all those who love to read, love to write or even those who aspire to write one day.
In a world of everything made easy and fun, Writing Is Fun should be the book that you pick up when you want your little loved one to learn about creative writing. A very interactive book, it overflows with wonderful illustrations and snappy, exciting facts. The sketched figures in the book will urge the writer-in-the-making to attempt writing stories- be it a detective, pirate, or a fairy tale and encourage her/him by tingling their grey cells with tips to write better. Most of us fail to maintain a diary. However, the author realises that it is always better to learn young. Hence, she includes thorough activities where the child will learn the basics. Learning to write a song, a presentation, a poem, an autobiography are some activities among so many others that the book promises to teach. Writing is Fun not only offers this but also endeavours to teach your young learner grammar and sometimes, really special dialects! The author leaves no stones unturned as she also provides an answer key to all the questions asked so that the writer not only writes but writes well. Apart from story prompts and grammar, the book also comes with inspirations to draw maps while writing a pirate story, separate pages to draw your basic character sketches, pages that teach the to-be-author the basic tricks of editing while not going easy on punctuation!
A 10/10 all in one, Writing is Fun by Jeanne Perrett should be your go-to book when it comes to learning the basics of creative writing. You must pick this up the very next time you think about gifting a book to your beloved little one!