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

Illustrator: Andy Jones, Olaf Falafel

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 9+

Children's & Young Adult: General Non-Fiction

A funny and accessible guide to creative writing, packed with practical advice, exciting story prompts and a cast of creative monsters. Winner of the Lollies 2023 Book Awards for Non Fiction!

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. Featuring 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.


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 summer 2022.

Olaf Falafel is an award-winning comedian, children's author and illustrator. Olaf’s picture books include Old MacDonald Heard a Parp and It’s One Giant Leek for Mankind. In 2020, Olaf started Art Club – a YouTube series packed with jokes, how-to-draw tutorials, technical tips and tricks as well as a few fantastically silly songs. Find out more at www.olaffalafel.com


A wonderful and practical guide written to encourage primary school age children interested in creative writing.

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It encourages originality and diversity rather than the cookie-cutter approach and there’s none of that technical jargon in sight.

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