Win a copy of Usborne’s Write Your Own Story Book

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Thanks to the generous folk at Usborne I’ve got one copy of the Usborne Write Your Own Story Book to giveaway to one lucky reader.

This lovingly produced book is what inspired my short story yesterday. Ideal for 8-12 year olds, it’s full of tips on how to come up with story ideas, different perspectives to take on telling your tales, as well as lots of prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

Fun illustrations pepper the lined pages which are just waiting to be filled by your budding author. It’s certainly an inviting prompt to find a favourite pen and to sit down to enjoy stringing together words – a perfect gift in time for half term.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Usborne Write Your Own Story Book all you need to do is leave a comment on this post.

Please note:

  • This giveaway is open to UK readers only (apologies to everyone elsewhere)
  • The giveaway is open until 6am Friday 10 February when one winner will be selected using

  • For extra chances to win you can

  • Tweet about this giveaway – you could use this text: Over at @playbythebook is giving away a copy of the fabulous Usborne’s Write Your Own Story Book (UK only)
  • Follow @Usborne on Twitter
  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page

  • Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

    Good luck with this! (And if you haven’t entered the other giveaway I have running at the moment, do click through and leave a comment :-))

    43 Responses

    1. Katherine Aitken

      Yes please, enter me. This looks fantastic.

    2. Katherine Aitken

      Tweeted as @mumoffunkids

    3. Katherine Aitken

      Following @usborne on twitter as @mumoffunkids

    4. what a fantastic looking good – perfect for my daughter who loves writing her own stories
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    5. i follow @Usbourne @sbroadhurst
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    6. i have retweeted re comp @sbroadhurst
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    7. Please count us in, Tom would love this

    8. Looks lovely for encouraging dd3, sure she’d love it.

    9. Hello,

      i can think of a little boy who would be delighted to scribble all over this exciting looking book! thank you for having another great giveaway :>

    10. Yes, please we have a copy at work but woulld love one for home :0)
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    11. Have posted this up on our year page on face book, so hopefully there will be some follow on posts from there.
      One of our briefs this term is the Macmillan Children’s book competition, so this would be a well timed arrival.

      Love your blog, always checking it out for tips and interesting illustrators.

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    12. This looks fabulous and I think the girls would love it. Thank you.
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    13. Tweeted, follow Usbourne etc … Love your competitions xx 🙂 @BexJones1976
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    14. Faith Clayson

      My daughter would love this book, although I would secretly like it for myself hehe x

    15. i would love this for my daughter and for me! fingers crossed…

    16. have tweeted giveaway details @fehiggins

    17. I pinned this book as one to get so please enter me. Thanks, sam xx

    18. Have tweeted too @happyhomebird

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    19. This looks interesting, especially if it helps get a little storyteller into a story writer – many thanks.
      I don’t blog, tweet or facebook but I’ve got everything crossed!

    20. Would love to win this,thanks for the chance.
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    21. tweeted as simlinglikesuns
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    22. following usborne as @smilinglikesuns
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    23. Shared on FB.
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    24. I want to write a story…. I mean my nephew would like to write a story!
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    25. catherine c

      so excited about this giveaway- Awesome!


    26. Looks great fun & want a copy if I too can write a story as good as yours
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    27. This would be great for my daughter who is always creating characters and adventures! Thanks

    28. I have tweeted @manicmuriel

    29. I follow @Usborne on Twitter

    30. I follow @Usborne on Twitter as @phonicsandbooks

    31. Have tweeted your link:)
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    32. We’d love this for when my new little daughter begins to write!

    33. Count me in for the competition!

    34. Have followed @usbourne using @josalmon.

    35. Have tweet a link to this page under the name @josalmon

    36. Andrea Upton

      Great book, please enter me

    37. Kindly enter my name. I’m a teacher and have a classful of budding authors. Thank you
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    38. Andrea Upton

      Following @Usborne on Twitter

    39. Andrea Upton


    40. following @usborne on twitter
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    41. tweeted : )
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    42. I’d love to give this to my God daughter or nephew.

    43. My mini-me loves to write stories and hopefully when she is grown she will still enjoy writing as much as me.

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