During the first Covid Lockdown in 2020, Spark Young Writers stopped meeting altogether. Instead, we asked our lead writers to make some short videos with creative writing activities for young writers to do.
We released one per week for the long months of lockdown. Now we’re back to meeting in person, but they are still a handy resource for people wanting writing prompts at any time.
You might also like the back catalogue of Funsheets that we made for junior aged children or the activities as part of the Summer Writing Challenge 2022 for high school aged young people both from the pen of the poet Liz Berry.
Introduction to Spark channel
Ken Preston: Stay creative
Emilie Lauren Jones: virtual creative writing session
William Gallagher: creative journey
Rick Sanders: get creative with eco bricks
Jean Atkin: Let’s write an Ode!
Lauren James: Take a favourite book…
Ken Preston: Make a mythical creature
Nellie Cole: The Writer’s Notebook
Patrick McConnell: Twisted Tales
Maria Whatton: Poetry Challenge
Jean Atkin: Time Travel Story
Ben Davis: Diary Writing
Rick Sanders: Music as a prompt
Jean Atkin: Wordy Street
Helen Calcutt: Word Bank
George Bastow: Home Word Challenge
William Gallagher: Write a Fight!
Liz Hyder: Reviewing Top Tips
Sara-Jane Arbury: What’s in a name?
Sara-Jane Arbury: Finding names