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

Schools at the Roald Dahl Museum


What to expect when your school visits the Roald Dahl Museum.

Roald Dahl HQ on Twitter

Well this is exciting. Matilda is now available in FIFTY languages worldwide.

501. It took 501 seagull to lift the giant peach out of the sea. Just if you were wondering on a Wednesday.…

RT @MatildaMusical: Matilda The Musical is heading to Sri Lanka! The international production will play at the Cinnamon Life Nelum Pokuna M…

Easter eggs are undeniably delicious. But do you know what's even more delicious? A Bruce Bogtrotter’s Fudge Cake…

'I guess you think you know the story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. The phoney one was cooked up year…

'No book ever ends. When it's full of your friends.' - The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me. #WorldBookDay

Quickly! Head to our Facebook page right now! We have a very special bedtime story showing right this second.…

🔔This is your thirty minute warning! 📚Our extra special World Book Day bedtime story ft. the cast of…

If you’re looking for something to read tonight why not take inspiration from Matilda’s very own book list.…

This #WorldBookDay we challenged six children to recreate the #MatildaChallenge in their classroom. 🔊Watch with s…

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More ways to bring Roald Dahl into the classroom

13th September is Roald Dahl Day and every year we celebrate with a whole month of fun


From children's books to adult short stories and film scripts, explore Roald Dahl's work with your class


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