This story starter - which is actually the opening lines of the Enid Blyton book, "Go Ahead, Secret Seven" - is a great one for encouraging reluctant story writers because it gives them quite a lot to work with.
Enid Blyton Story Starter - Secret Seven
Reading this opening line of Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree, you couldn't guess what adventures those three children will be having soon! But if your child was to write their own story, prompted by the story starter we have provided, what kind of story would they come up with?
Enid Blyton's book, The Twins at St Claire's, starts with these two lines. If your children have read the book they will know what direction the story is going in. If not, they can have fun making up their own from here!