The writing prompts and suggestions on the How to Write a Story map will inspire you to explore all aspects of a memorable and layered story: complex characters, clear settings, sharp dialogue, suspense and a rewarding ending.
The How to Write a Story map is suited to all ages, and is our first Writing Map devised particularly with younger and starting-out writers in mind. Like all the Writing Maps, though, it's also suitable for writers of all levels.
Everyone writes differently. These are just a few ways of putting together a story. Over time you'll find new ways of making stories. The map's creative writing prompts and suggestions will also encourage you to expand your descriptions, try out different points of view, and play around with your story's structure. This Writing Map will remind you that writing is a playful and a serious craft, and the more you practice, the stronger your voice will be. Write your stories your way... with a little help from the How to Write a Story map.
The Writing Map is devised and written by Shaun Levin with illustrations by Jack Slater. The A3 map (297x420mm) folds down to A6 (105x148mm, postcard size), and is printed on 120gsm recycled paper in England. All Writing Maps are protected by a resealable cellophane sleeve.