Help them write superb story settings today!

Get your free downloadable illustrated detailed e-guide that shows students how to create a suspenseful setting in stories. Let's get them looking at inspiring image prompts, sample responses and helpful explanations. This great free resource shows student writers how to craft a suitably mysterious and gothic setting in their stories that reveals creativity, suspense, tension and a flair for creating a believable backdrop for their plot action.

Let's get them inspired! Let's get them writing!

" This guide to writing 'spooktastic settings' in story openings helped Ethan to weave genuinely detailed and realistic settings into his gothic stories. He is now much more mindful of creating a believable sense of place within his stories and focusing effectively on one or two areas."

Lucy, mother of 9-year-old son

★★★★★

★★★★★

Help them create story settings with confidence!

"The man then went home. He liked it at home as it was relaxing. Suddenly, the telephone rang so he rushed out of his house, ran down the street - and then back to his office." Sound familiar? Many students struggle to introduce and describe setting details bit by bit in a natural, realistic way. They tend to write 'the scene cut after scene cut' and overload the reader with several under-described settings. It takes time to master the art of including key setting details in their timed writing and linking these to the story's overall mood, message and style. This free illustrated 26-page downloadable PDF is packed with inspiring illustrations AND sample written examples to inspire your child with great setting ideas, elevate their storytelling skills and get them describing vivid settings 'like a ninja.'

"I usually forget to do much with settings in my stories but I spent longer describing the trees, moonlight and old churchyard in my horror story and it definitely made it creepier!"

James, aged 10

Help Your Child Create Backdrops To Believable New Worlds...

A great story setting can make any fiction genre bloom into life

Create powerful haunting and atmospheric natural settings that move and inspire the reader

Create mysterious and suspenseful settings that establish a specific mood and engage the reader

Create memorable and imaginative settings that align closely to key characters or plot stages

" This guide to writing 'spooktastic settings' in story openings helped Ethan to weave some nicely detailed and realistic settings into his gothic stories. He is now much more mindful of creating a believable sense of place in his stories and focusing effectively on one or two areas."

Lucy, mother of 9-year-old son

★★★★★

★★★★★

Develop Their Writing Strength And Breadth

Develop And Reinforce Their Higher Level Writing Skills

Help your child master the art of using 'show not tell' and implication to establish a story's character in a memorable, realistic way that resonates with the examiner.

Free Their Imagination!

Broaden Their Knowledge Of Setting And Character

The varied examples and images inspire them to craft exciting characters with more depth and detail that connect to their settings and the wider plot in meaningful ways.

Help Children Create More Creative Stories

Cassie's professionally illustrated image prompts and writing examples help students craft detailed and memorable characters so your child can write chaarcters like a ninja!