In this section, I've provided a variety of printable templates and tips to guide children through making up their own stories. If you find a book, a method or a one-off exercise that works for you, it is likely to work for other groups too. Check with your U3A Committee that they agree to the starting of a new group. Approach existing groups within your U3A like the book club, poetry, literature or storytelling for likely writers if this is the case. The usual format for groups is that at the end of a session a topic/writing prompt is given to be written on by next time.They may already have a note of people who would like such a group. At the next session, people read out their work for comments from the others.When you begin to invent a piece of creative writing (like a story or a poem), asking yourself questions can be a great way to allow ideas flowing.For more information on writing fiction, see the Fiction Writing Basics handout on the Purdue OWL.Trust yourself, and know that no one expects you to be a professional or perfect writer immediately. Pick up pieces of writing that you haven’t looked at before.If you have a favorite writer or book, ask your teacher about other writers or books that might be similar.Go easy on this until the group start to feel comfortable with each other, but say something or people feel their efforts have been wasted.Keeping numbers down allows time for everyone to read, but make clear it’s fine to come along if you haven’t been able to write this time.The curious and the professional will find hundreds of uses for Creative Writer.Theory CREATIVE WRITER - REVOLUTIONISING PREDICATIVE WRITING This excellent article describes the historical background!