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Creative writing

Famously, Roald Dahl wrote many of his best-known children's stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, in a Writing Hut in his garden. But what other rituals did he rely on during the writing process? If you're looking for creative writing inspiration, follow the links below for tips from various authors and illustrators - as well as Roald Dahl himself.

Roald Dahl's writing tips

Tips from other writers

Roald Dahl in his Writing Hut with Sophie from The BFG, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Garry Parsons drawing at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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