Creative writing for kids: write a spy story

person icon Luke Richardson

Creative writing for kids: write a spy story

Learn creative writing at home / homeschool for children, kids and young adults

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Luke Richardson

architecture icon Personal Development,Creativity,Creative Writing


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Course Description

In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a homeschool curriculum or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story. 

As part of the course, students will learn to:

- develop well-rounded characters

- think carefully about language choices

- create mystery in their writing

- understand tense and perspectives

- plan the “beats” of their story

- learn some new “spy vocabulary”

- edit their work

- enjoy writing and have fun!

Course workbook

Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas. 

Homeschool or a weekend of creativity

This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller!

Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses:

★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge."

★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story."

★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great."

★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much."

★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?"

★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!"

Full 30-day money-back guarantee

And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked.  


What will you learn in this course:

  • To enjoy writing and have fun!
  • To write well-rounded characters
  • To be creative with word choices
  • To create mystery in writing
  • To understand tense and perspectives
  • To plan the "beats" of your story
  • To edit your work
  • And, ultimately, begin to write a great spy thriller!


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • You must be able to read and write in English at a good standard to benefit from this course.
Creative writing for kids: write a spy story


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Write a spy thriller!
11 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction (workbook is attached to this lecture) 08:42 08:42
  • play icon Designing our hero 12:53 12:53
  • play icon Designing our villain 08:12 08:12
  • play icon Villainous verbs 12:13 12:13
  • play icon Tense and perspective 16:33 16:33
  • play icon Making mystery 13:07 13:07
  • play icon Spy story structure 08:34 08:34
  • play icon Spy story setting 14:57 14:57
  • play icon Editing 16:34 16:34
  • play icon Thank you 02:04 02:04
  • play icon Luke answers your questions about writing and his creative process 12:46 12:46

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Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson

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