a blank slate

a blank slate

CWW: Exploring ‘moods’ and genres

When discussing moods in narrative writing, I don’t often find kids, especially the younger lot, willing to try out ‘horror.’ Being the horror fanatic that I am, it is always rewarding when a child is willing to dip their toes into this tricky genre. Sharing here a piece from the most recently concluded batch of the Creative Writing Workshop. This story by twelve year old Tanisha is sure to send a chill down your spine, especially that final line.

I love the atmosphere of this story. Mind you, horror is as difficult to write as it can be to read! What do you think of Tanisha’s story?

P.S. Parents often ask me: should I point out errors in my child’s writing? Remember: Writing is about reconnecting with yourself, exploring your mind and exercising your creativity. Spelling and grammar tips are provided in creative writing, but sometimes focus on grammatical and writing conventions retracts from the learning. It’s all about finding a balance!