Emerald Tour Week#2!

It has been wonderful meeting the children at Chill Dara, St Stephen’s De La Salle and Mount Sion, St Joseph’s and St Colman’s schools. They are all such great supporters of 100 Word Challenge and we had lots of fun with the picture of the recycle bins in Weymouth, Dorset, UK.

Check out the newsletter and read this piece from  Mr Russell

Fancy a visit?

The Emerald Tour has seen the power of sharing ideas with young writers so do get in touch for a visit from me!

This week’s prompt

I’m going to give you real challenge this week! It might seem an easy prompt but you will have to plan your story to make sure you really use it and create a masterpiece.

The prompt is just one word, which has to be in the story and it is:


The key to this prompt is the tension you build around the word. Firstly think about the setting, the characters, whether it is happy / sad. Then you need to plan what happens for you to write ‘suddenly’. I’m really looking forward to reading some spine chilling or funny pieces.

The form will close on 7th May

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We’re in Ireland!

This is the first of two prompts that will be coming to you from Ireland. It will have been shared with two schools already!

Latest showcase

You can find the latest showcase HERE It was brilliant getting suggestions from students at Victoria Avenue School in Auckland, New Zealand and at Richmond Intermediate in Illinois US.

If you visit do send over your recommendations!

Latest prompt

This is one of my favourite photographs for writing a creative piece. There is so much in it to write about!


Things to think about:

  • Give them a character, name, personality
  • Where have they come from?
  • What differences can you see?

The form will close on 30th April

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