Articles Written By: Lucy

This author has written 108 articles
How to write a ballad

How to write a ballad

Ballads are a narrative written in a poetic form. While they’re long, they are not hard to write, and can be real fun to write, too. With that in mind, I have summarised some of the key characteristics of a ballad below, so you can have a go at writing…
Why handwriting is so important

Why handwriting is so important

With discussion in the news lately about whether schools should continue to teach cursive handwriting or not, you could be forgiven for seeing handwriting as an unimportant aspect of a modern, digital life. However, I believe that handwriting should be treasured, and I’ll outline the reasons why below. Sure, there’s…
Fabulous festive words from the past

Fabulous festive words from the past

We all know words such as “snowball”, “mistletoe” and “carols”, but what about “rumball”, “bubbly-jock” and “kissing bough”? There are some wonderful wintry words from the past which have fallen out of common use. Learn about them here, and why not try bringing them back with your friends and family…
Where to find a Pen Pal

Where to find a Pen Pal

So, you’ve recently decided you quite fancy the idea of writing to a pen pal. Great! But where does one find a pen pal these days? Well, luckily, the internet has actually made finding a snail mail friend much easier than it used to be. As a child, I wrote…
Prompts to get you writing

Prompts to get you writing

The best way to get better at creative writing is to practice as often as possible – ideally daily, but it depends what fits in with your lifestyle. However, it can become tricky to think of topics to write about so frequently, and that is where writing prompts come in.…
How to write a sonnet

How to write a sonnet

A sonnet is a form of poetry which takes its name from the Italian word “sonetto”, which means “little song” or “little sound.” The sonnet was established in Italy in the 14th century as a major form of love poetry, and came to be adopted in Spain, France and England…