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

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"Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music." 📚

RT @roalddahlmuseum: "Now comes,’ the Centipede declared, ‘the burden of my speech: These foods are rare beyond compare - some are right…

You chose books, she chose looks. This an official Zinnia Wormwood style appreciation post. 💄

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Or for brunch. We're not judging. 🥓

Our friends @RoaldDahlFund have been rather busy this week launching their marvellous new #everyonesbusiness campai…

Mr Wormwood: the most passionate penny-pincher we know. 💰

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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


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