Create your own short story

Learn how to create your very own story in just three steps in this creative storytelling workshop! It’s easy, and you can use BSL, writing, drawing or videos – whatever suits you best.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is an arts activity that supports creativity and learning, helping people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, build confidence and learn new skills.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

First, think of something that makes you feel happy today. It could be anything, like a word, a sign, a feeling or an object, or something you can go and find.

Step 2

Make a note of the thing that makes you feel happy. You can make your note any way you like, by writing, or signing, recording a video or even a drawing.

Step 3

Then, think of something you’re looking forward to later today, and make another note of that.

Step 4

Finally, what’s something you would like to share? Make another note.

Step 5

Now, connect them together! Follow along with Emily as she shows you how to use these notes to make your own story.

This activity was created by the artist and actor, Emily Howlett.