Saturday Story Starter – The Little Cottage

Thanks to Rainbow Brite for this Story Starter idea! Here’s what to do:

1) Look at the picture of the cottage.

2) What comes to mind when you look at the picture? Jot down a few notes.

3) Now write a story featuring this pretty cottage! Post your story below, or send it to

Here are a few hints and tips to get you thinking:

  • Where is this little cottage set? Is it on the outskirts of a small, bustling town, or way out in the country with no surrounding houses?
  • Who lives in this cottage?
  • Is this cottage sparkling and well-maintained, or abandoned and decrepit?
  • Does this little cottage have a surprising secret behind its front door?
  • What’s inside the cottage? How many rooms? Are there any unusual features such as a trapdoor or a secret room?

Have fun writing your story, everyone! I can’t wait to read them!

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  • Try not to give away book endings or surprise twists! It might spoil things for a fellow JW fan.

  • Have fun! You can ask us anything you like and we’ll always try to answer your questions and help out. Enjoy!

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