Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children's Guide to Writing

By Olaf Falafel, Andy Jones
Illustrated by Olaf Falafel, Andy Jones

A funny and accessible guide to creative writing, packed with practical advice, exciting story prompts and a cast of creative monsters.

In the pages of Unleash Your Creative Monster, budding writers will sink their teeth into story basics, essential writing tools and the hidden secrets of the wordsmith. Including top tips on finding inspiration, how to keep a story moving and beating writer’s block, this essential guide has everything you need to unleash your creative monster.

  • Aspiring young writers will love this monster guide to creative writing – full of hints, tips and handy exercises for awe-inspiring stories.
  • Designed both to inform and entertain, the book explores well-known writing “tools” – simile, metaphor, dialogue, character – and covers everything from finding inspiration to beating writer’s block.
  • With a warm, witty text from novelist Andy Jones, and illustrations by award-winning picture book artist (and Edinburgh Fringe Best Joke Winner!) Olaf Falafel, this should become the go-to book for getting kids writing.

About the author

Andy Jones is the author of five novels for adults, and he hopes you will read them all when you’re grown-up. His first novel for children is called Wishes Come in Threes; it will be published in summer of 2022. Find out more at

About the illustrator

Olaf Falafel is a surrealist comedian and illustrator whose debut stand up show “Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth” won critical acclaim and award nominations. When he doesn’t have a microphone in his hand you’ll probably find him with a pencil and pad, drawing something funny. Find out more at

ISBN: 9781406396621
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 185 x 245mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 23:01:25
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