How Creative Writing Becomes Better with Reading

Posted by My Chapter One on 24.07.2022

Great writers are great readers first!

Reading brightens up a child’s creative writing brain. The art of reading is a creative pursuit. It complements the skill of creative writing. Reading and creative writing are the 2 sides of the same coin, they’re like night and day, lock and key! Reading connects the reader to the writer and creative writing connects the writer to the reader – cyclical in nature!

Reading does wonders to fire up a child’s imagination which comes in handy in creative writing. Reading is essential to life, providing new perspectives and teaching various life lessons.

Reading improves creative writing skills

Books take us to a different world, time zones, countries, and planets, and help us to meet people whom we would have never met or known in our lifetime.

The experiences, knowledge, and ideas that kids garner through reading come in handy as they can use some of these ideas in their creative writing to make their stories unique and interesting. A writer writes through his imagination, experiences, and instances in his life. Many children may not have a vast number of experiences that can help them write a story. So, books in a way are their tickets to read about various cultures, people, and experiences.

Reading books helps them stimulate imagination and in turn enhances their creative writing skills. Good books will give children a clearer idea of sentence structure and grammar, as well as build their vocabulary. It also helps to learn the style of writing of various authors and develop a writing style of their own. Also, the ways of writing a story and describing characters vary from author to author. These things can not only make a child’s creative writing skills better but also help them expand their world knowledge. 

Tips to improve creative writing through reading

Read as much as you can:

Writers are shaped and influenced by other writers. The books that a child reads has an impact on their creative writing skills. Reading good titles by well-known and established authors is like learning from the world’s best teachers. 

Read with purpose:

We always encourage children to read for pleasure. After all, reading is a vacation for the mind. But to improve one’s creative writing skills, don’t just read for pleasure. When a child reads a novel, guide them to study the ways different writers tackle different subjects, how they craft their sentences and story structures, and how they handle dialogue.

Read a vast variety of genres:

Every author has something unique about their writing style. They can all teach you different lessons in the craft. For eg. J.K. Rowling can teach you how to build fictional worlds, and Enid Blyton can teach children about biographical writing.  Therefore, we must encourage children to study their work.

Want your child to learn more about Creative Writing?

Creative writing, much like other things is a skill that comes with continuous efforts in the right direction. But one key aspect that brings out the creative best when it comes to writing is voracious reading.

If you are looking for a program that can help nurture the art of writing in your child, then My Chapter One’s Young Writer’s Workshop is the place for your child. It is a program/workshop to hone children’s abilities in key areas of creative writing and enable them to produce a full and complete short story which is then published as a collection of all the short stories written by children in an e-book! 

This year’s Young Writer’s Workshop was based on the fantasy edition. The children read books by Rick Riordan in the fantasy genre. The stories written by our students are in the process of getting published and will soon be available to read on our website. My Chapter One is organizing a virtual showcase event on 28Th July where the children will come together to launch and talk about the stories written by them. Do join us for the live session on : 28th July

Link - Do follow our social media pages: Instagram and Facebook for more updates on the live session.

Writing is an important skill to have, and when children begin to show interest in writing, it is always a good idea to encourage them. Writing well takes a lot of time and effort, which is even more true if your child is interested in creative writing. With the right guidance from experts and correct writing techniques, a child’s creative writing skills can be nurtured! 

Creative writing

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

- Stephen King

About My Chapter One

My Chapter One helps children dive into the world of books and fall in love with reading. It maneuvers kids away from digital entertainment and towards wholesome real-time fun, through reading sessions and activities devoted to iconic books. My Chapter One handpicks reading instructors who guide children towards becoming independent readers, and subsequently, more imaginative, empathetic, and academically-inclined individuals. All in all, our company’s goal is to create a world of little readers, bright-eyed at the prospect of a new book.

To register your child in a My Chapter One program or to register as a Reading Host, please get in touch at
+91 78714 75555 or email us at info@mychapterone.com

Follow us


Contents0.1 Why booklists are important?0.2 Reading books gives them a headstart on learning0.3 Why is Literacy important from an early age?1 Booklist for 3.5-6 years 1.0.1 The Tiger Who Came To Tea – Judith Kerr1.0.2 No Place Like Space – Dr.Seuss1.0.3 Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You – Dr. Seuss1.0.4 The […]
Read more

Back to school sends reading on the backseat!

With school reopening and children getting busy with their packed schedules such as homework, hobby classes, park time, etc, reading outside of school takes a backseat. In the process, the habit of reading regularly can get affected, leading children back to where they started. 
Read more

Reading Gym - A place for the ultimate exercise for your child's brain!

Apart from the other things she had subscribed to, she mentioned subscribing to her children for a Reading Gym. Wow! That did sound interesting. “The term reading gym suddenly had me imagining a brain doing workouts”, I said. She replied with a ‘ Bingo! That’s what they do … oxygen to the brain… thru books! Isn’t it the same as a library? I asked.
Read more


Contents1 Essential Skills2 Benefits of Reading3 About My Chapter One It’s scientifically proven that a child’s reading skills are important to their success in school, work, and life in general. And to help your child become a reader, you must ensure to start reading to them at a very early age. Whether it is a […]
Read more

Top 6 Sudha Murthy books for Children

Contents0.1 Grandma’s Bag of Stories0.2 The Magic Drum and other favourite stories0.3 The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home0.4 The Bird with Golden Wings0.5 How I Taught My Grandmother to Read0.6 The Sage with Two Horns: Unusual tales from mythology1 About My Chapter One Sudha Murthy dons many hats – of a writer,  philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Sudha […]
Read more

Fun Filled Offline Summer Camp in Chennai

This offline summer camp by My Chapter One will not just be at one but two different venues: Anna Nagar and Besant Nagar. So, the people living in Chennai can choose the venue as per their convenience of travel, time, etc.  
Read more

Top 5 Delicious No-Flame Recipes for Children

Contents0.1 Mixed Sprout Chaat:0.2 Mango Pudding:0.3 Dates Smoothie:0.4 Biscuit Cake:0.5 Oreo Shake:1 About My Chapter One Cooking is a stress buster for many people and involving your child in preparing recipes and food items can be a fun experience for you and them. In the process, children learn about measurement, quantity, ingredients, and food combinations […]
Read more

5 Easy DIY Craft Ideas for Children

All parents, especially during holidays and vacations are always on the lookout for activities to keep children involved and busy. This blog is about fun and super cool homemade arts and crafts for kids that you can do at home with children during holidays.
Read more


With vacations starting for everyone around this time of the year, the latest conversations in school buses, classrooms, offices, and in the park are about “ What’s your plan for the vacation?”
Read more

Top 8 Books To Read This Summer Holidays With Your Child

The much-awaited summer holidays are here and we can’t stop grinning from ear to ear! Summer holidays mean pools, parks, beaches, mountains, ice lollies, and BOOKS! The summer holidays are a great time to enjoy experiences and make memories with family, friends, and loved ones. Whether it is going on a family holiday, joining a baking class, pursuing a sport, or simply reading lots of books!
Read more
1 2 3

Interested in our 21st-century skill-based reading and writing programs?

Book a free class
Book a Free Class