Five-minute creative writing challenges - basic course

Short and engaging creative writing activities for children, kids, teenagers and adults. Homeschooling. Home-school.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (182 ratings)
6,617 students
1hr 27min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

KNOW the techniques great writers use
BE ABLE to use these techniques to create compelling and interesting descriptive writing
and, ENJOY experimenting with creative writing!


  • You'll need to be able to read and write in English with relative confidence
  • Be ready to concentrate and get writing!


If you're looking for short and engaging writing activities to inspire creativity for you or your child, then this is the course for you!

This course will hone your writing skills, help you write the novel of your dreams, compliment a homeschooling curriculum, or a give a creative writing boost.

In each of the short lectures, English teacher and novelist, Luke Richardson:

  • demonstrates a writing technique

  • explains how good writers use that technique

  • and sets a practise task

Homeschool, back to school creative boost or a weekend of creativity

This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, getting back to school after the summer break, 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 write some great stories.

What 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!"

There are sessions on: 

  • using sound in your writing

  • incorporating a variety of sentences

  • using interesting sentences

  • using repetition

  • descriptive writing techniques

  • using adverbs

Sessions in this course can stand alone, or be watched in order. Pick and choose, or just press start! 

Money-back guarantee

And, of course, if you're not 100% satisfied there's a no questions asked money-back guarantee. There's nothing to lose, but a whole lot to gain!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is aimed at children or young people looking to develop their creative writing skills
  • That said, in the past adults which an interest in creative writing have enjoyed them too!


Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer
Luke Richardson
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 321 Reviews
  • 7,211 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hey, I’m Luke, a teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer from Nottingham in England.

One thing I love is helping people (like you, maybe?) realize and relish in their creativity. We are all creative, sometimes that just gets lost beneath the pressure of life.

Even though I always knew I wanted to be a writer, it took me until my thirties to put pen to paper. The purpose of my courses are to help you, whoever you are, explore that creativity.

Having taught English in a secondary (high) school for the last few years, I know what makes an inspiring and engaging lesson. Recently, I have been fortunate to be able to reduce my hours at the school to complete a masters’ degree, write my novels and spend time with my friends and family.

I write thrillers about a missing persons’ detective. I love to visit exciting places and think of how my protagonist, Leo Keane, would get on there.

I hope to see you in one of my courses soon.

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