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

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Well this is exciting. Matilda is now available in FIFTY languages worldwide. https://t.co/IFJjRU3PVe https://t.co/IFJjRU3PVe
17.05.2019

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501. It took 501 seagull to lift the giant peach out of the sea. Just if you were wondering on a Wednesday.… https://t.co/x5g9edzzQp
15.05.2019

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RT @MatildaMusical: Matilda The Musical is heading to Sri Lanka! The international production will play at the Cinnamon Life Nelum Pokuna M…
15.04.2019

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Easter eggs are undeniably delicious. But do you know what's even more delicious? A Bruce Bogtrotter’s Fudge Cake… https://t.co/2c2WqzqC5X
03.04.2019

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'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… https://t.co/Zy3MAtKGTP
21.03.2019

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'No book ever ends. When it's full of your friends.' - The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me. #WorldBookDay https://t.co/qpzRuoQ8ps
07.03.2019

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Quickly! Head to our Facebook page right now! We have a very special bedtime story showing right this second.… https://t.co/rtrOB9YhYM
07.03.2019

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🔔This is your thirty minute warning! 📚Our extra special World Book Day bedtime story ft. the cast of… https://t.co/NBfm78pbkB
07.03.2019

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If you’re looking for something to read tonight why not take inspiration from Matilda’s very own book list.… https://t.co/GvsylaQkpH
07.03.2019

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This #WorldBookDay we challenged six children to recreate the #MatildaChallenge in their classroom. 🔊Watch with s… https://t.co/uG4OJV0AHJ
07.03.2019

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