Learn how to tell amazing stories
Each of the sections below contains downloadable StorySheets. These worksheets are designed to help you plan and think through your story. You can print them out and fill them in, or download the fillable PDF versions and complete them on a computer. (You’ll also want a notebook or laptop to actually write your story, using the StorySheets to guide you.)
A quick explanation of how to use the StorySheets to create an amazing story
A Note for Young Writers
There is no wrong way to use the StorySheets. But we suggest that you read How to use Storysheets first. Then start with Gathering Ideas, Creating Characters and Building A Setting. These StorySheets will help you assemble your ideas and create a foundation for your story. Once you’ve completed your Story Map, it’s time to start writing your story. Grab your favourite journal or laptop and start writing the first line with Hook Your Reader. Keep writing as you develop the Problems and Suspense that will drive the story. Improve your story with Details Matter, and then finish it off with Excellent Endings.
A Note for Grown-ups:
We’ve designed this section for writers between the ages of 5 to 13. Younger writers may need a little extra help – check out the Teach section for advice and support. In that section you can also download a parent’s guide, and an educator’s guide that links these resources to the British Columbia’s new curriculum.