Wind them up, let them go: the primacy of stimulus in the classroom

Raymond Soltysek

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A consideration of the stimulation of creative writing in young people. especially in the upper stages of secondary school. The author considers his experiences as a teacher and as a professional creative writer. The author suggests that more process-strategy approaches need to be employed to develop a writing culture in the classroom, and offers an exemplar activity with pupil responses for discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalWriting in Education
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • writing
  • curricular studies
  • curriculum

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