The Write Recipe

A crash course on how to set your story up for success!


Good writers plan. They think through what they want to write before they actually write.

Before writing a story, some good writers may write their plans down or draw a mind map.

Sometimes, they SEEM like they are not planning but actually, they already know what is necessary for a good story (due to numerous practice!) and have formed a mental plan in their minds.

It all starts with a plan. With a good plan, half the battle is won before you even start writing.

"This is our first online course and I am so glad that Jovan had found it easy to follow and also enjoyed the learning as well! After the first few videos, I can already see that Jovan is able to apply some brainstorming tips (on the given pictures) while reading the questions. He is also engaged by the fun activities and games in the course. If you are hoping to have a better understanding of what are essential to think through in planning, this will be a course that I recommend."

- Mrs Yeo

Parent of Jovan

Primary 5, Catholic High


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Unfortunately, many children do not know how they should be doing that.

Is your child facing any of the following when they receive the question paper?

  1. Unsure of how to process the question
  2. Unsure of what to consider when planning
  3. Unsure of where to start planning
  4. Stuck when thinking of a problem for a story
  5. Uncertain about the events that should lead up to a problem
  6. Not using clues to prepare readers for the problem
  7. Unsure of how to create a problem for a positive topic e.g An Honest Act, Being Respectful etc


And we want to share with you, what we are confident will make a difference, "The Write Recipe: How to set your story up for success".

We are going to cover all the ways that we use to plan for our story and we are going to show your children exactly how we do it.

This course will be entirely focused on "Planning and Brainstorming".

Through video tutorials, worksheets, quizzes, games and assessment with feedback given to submitted compositions, it is going to be both an enriching and engaging experience for your children as they learn how to plan and what to look out for in setting up the content of their stories.



  1. have an overly simple problem with only one main character
  2. do not have an introduction or build-up that is relevant to the problem
  3. have events that happen too suddenly without a build-up
  4. lack depth e.g.
    A boy went to the pool to swim and fell down
    A boy went to the pool to practise for a competition. He fell down because he was chasing after his rival who snatched his goggles. Hence, he was unable to take part in the competition.
  5. tend to be filled with gaps that leave readers baffled
  6. lack a problem/ conflict or have a problem that does not have depth
  7. lack a plan or have an overly simplified plan which does not help with the flow of the story

Your Instructor

Lily Chew
Lily Chew

I am Mrs. Lily Chew, mother to my little boys, an ex-MOE Primary School teacher and an English educator who laughs and cries with the children under my care. Through my sharing of tips and services, it is my desire for this site to be a learning resource for little ones, parents and the community.

Features of the Course:

1. Video Lessons

2. Worksheets

3. Quizzes

4. Games

5. Composition assessment with feedback



"Shernice has tried several online learning programmes and courses before "The Write Recipe" and this is one of her favourites. The content is rich but not heavy. Mrs Chew is clear in her explanations and the fun activities and games kept her engaged throughout the lessons. In fact, she was so eager to continue the lessons on her own that she did so once she came home from school. The materials and resources given in the package are also useful to help Shernice plan her story. I am glad Shernice had enjoyed the course thoroughly!"

- Mrs Yeo

Parent of Shernice

Primary 5, PLMGS

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? As long as Lil' but Mighty exists, this course will be available to watch. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you finish the course, implement the techniques and feel you haven’t learn anything that has helped to improve your writing, you can email me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Is this course aligned with the latest PSLE English Composition format?
Yes, our Write Recipe is tailored for use with the latest PSLE English Composition Format. Yummy!
What is the recommended grade level for children to take this course?
Since this course focuses on planning for questions in the new PSLE English format, it will be suitable for children from Primary 4 onwards. However, if your child is still struggling with the basic plot of the story, this might not be the most suitable course for now.
Will there be support provided upon purchase of the course?
Definitely! Our team of teachers will be ready (with a smile!) to provide you help on questions that you have regarding the course content and its materials.
What are the IT requirements for this online course?
For viewing the videos: - Good internet connection - Web Browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (Mac), Opera and Internet Explorer (11 and beyond)
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact us at Thank you!

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"My child has indeed benefitted from this online course. The course provides clear explanations that are easy to understand. The quizzes and games are fun for the kids and kept them engaged throughout the lessons. What I like most about this course is the detailed feedback you have provided for the compositions submitted. With the detailed reviews and feedback provided, my child is able to know her strengths and weaknesses in language and content. The tips given to improve on her compositions are indeed useful too."

- Jeslin

Parent of Ning

Primary 4

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