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

𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐓𝐁𝐀𝐆 (noun) You, whenever somebody asks what's on your Christmas list this year. 📣

'This, as you all know, is the month when two good things happen. The term ends and Christmas comes.' - Roald Dahl…

A most important question: who do you think is the grouchiest grinch? 👹

𝐁𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐒𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐋𝐄𝐃 How you feel when you hear that some people still have chocolates left in their advent calendar by December 2nd. 🤯

Channel your inner Veruca as you face the sales this weekend. 🎀 Oh, would you look at that? You can get 20% off al…

Whether you celebrate the #Thanksgiving holiday or not, it's always nice to say thank you. ✨ ➡️…

Imaginators of America! If you're wondering what your splendiferous story idea could become - here's what happene…

Same here, if we're being honest. 🍑

For anyone with a family as foul as the Wormwoods, hang in there this holiday weekend.

Human beans of America! Do you know an extraordinary young imaginator? The Imaginormous Challenge has been feature…

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