Create Stories: Write, Draw and Indulge Your Imagination

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How it works:

Whether through words, images or both, this package is all about creating stories – and challenging the brain.

It requires brainstorming, imaginative problem-solving, as well as flexible, clever and critical thinking. And it will nudge you to take storytelling risks.

In this package, there are 115 themes or ideas that will inspire your stories. These are universal themes and ideas that are commonly found in books, in films and across the overall human experience – you’ll recognize them instantly.

You take these thematic seeds and let a story spring up and take shape around them. Some will be easier than others!

Sample pages:

Sample page of the grid, from our Create Stories PDF

Above: Each theme/idea is provided at the top of a storytelling grid. Whether you’re writing or drawing, the purpose of this grid is to help you clarify, deepen and connect your thoughts.

By filling out the grid, you will think about different aspects of your story, such as genre, setting and the central challenge your character will face.

Sample Page 2 from Create Stories featuring the short story template


After the main grid section, we provide a series of templates that you can use to tell or communicate your story through text or visuals.

These include templates for creating:

  • written stories (above is a template for writing, with an insert for a small illustration or pull-quote)
  • comic strips
  • storyboards (below)
  • single images (below)
  • four images
  • a series of thumbnails
  • moodboards (one of the four moodboard templates is featured underneath) 


Sample Page 3 from Create Stories featuring the single image template
Sample page 4 for Create Stories featuring one of the mood board templatesA template for our Storyboards

Examples of themes:

  • Two very different people become friends or allies.
  • A disaster – either natural or manmade – wreaks havoc.
  • Misfits/outcasts shake things up.
  • A character has a phobia - and at some point must face it.
  • Someone becomes obsessed with something.
  • Booby traps!

Ages: 10-ish or so and up

Size of file: 441 KB | 143 pages

Paper size: 8.5" x 11"

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