Writing tips from author Onjali Q. Rauf

Onjali Rauf

Onjali Q. Rauf is an award-winning writer and was a World Book Day 2020 author. She’s written popular books for kids including The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Star Outside My Window.

Watch the videos in which she gives her best advice on how to start writing and what you can do to help refugees.


Read the first chapter of The Boy at the Back of the Class

Find out how new boy Ahmet is introduced to his class by downloading the first chapter below. Illustrations by Pippa Curnick.

Did you child like the first chapter? Try out this word search activity with them.


Read the first chapter of The Star Outside My Window

Meet 10-year-old Aniyah, who is searching for the brightest star. If your child likes the story, they can also have a go at this activity sheet about star constellations.


Get Onjali Q. Rauf’s writing tips

For kids who want to write stories but just don’t know how to get started, Onjali is here with some great advice.