Creative writing for kids: write a spy story

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

  Luke Richardson

   Personal Development, Creativity, Creative Writing

  Language - English

   Published on 08/2020

  • Introduction (workbook is attached to this lecture)
  • Designing our hero
  • Designing our villain
  • Villainous verbs
  • Tense and perspective
  • Making mystery
  • Spy story structure
  • Spy story setting
  • Editing
  • Thank you
  • Luke answers your questions about writing and his creative process


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 I Get ?

  • 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!


  • You must be able to read and write in English at a good standard to benefit from this course.
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