The Write Recipe : A.I.M.

Time to bring your characters

and composition alive!


“Hello, I am Tom.”

Based on a name like “Tom”, do you know whether that person is a loyal friend or one who will betray you one day? How much do you know about a person when you first meet him?

If you are only meeting “Tom” in a story without being able to actually see him, he will become an even bigger mystery!

The question is: Why do we need to know more about “Tom”?


Good stories have characters that we can understand and relate to. Characters are central to a story as what they do and go through can trigger our emotions. These characters keep us reading to the end.

This is why writers need to let readers know more about the characters. With only a given name like “Tom” in the story, will you be able to understand “Tom” and be engaged in the story about him? We do not think so.


It is frustrating when you are groping in the dark, unsure of how to create well-developed and engaging characters that will bring your writing to a new level. We want you to have clarity and to ace your shot with A.I.M.

Meet Our Teachers

Primary School Composition Instructors

Let award-winning author, Ms Xie, and Lil’ but Mighty founder, Mrs Chew, bring you on a journey to learn A.I.M. and meet new characters! Having seen how some pupils struggle with lacklustre characters in writing their stories, the duo are determined to provide a structured approach that will help children grow in confidence and clarity during writing.

Is your child facing any of the following when they try to develop the characters in their story?

  1. Unsure of how to develop a character e.g. How should a character be like?

  2. Unsure of what to consider when describing a character

  3. Unsure of what are considered relevant descriptions for a character

  4. Unsure of when to add in descriptions for characters

  5. Unsure of why descriptions you added are cancelled by the marker

  6. Stuck beyond using a general adjective for a character (Being repetitive in descriptions) e.g. Tom was hardworking.

  7. Not being able to explore new character types in a story e.g. always using a student

The Write Recipe | A.I.M. Review
A.I.M is a strategy that is easy to apply and one that makes a difference in my writing. I like how it is easy to remember and how the course teaches me when it is important to describe a character clearly in a story. The activities help me to understand how to apply the technique and there are also lots of examples to build my vocabulary to describe characters well!
— Tia, Primary 5, St Margaret's Primary School



Tired of missing the mark? "The Write Recipe: A.I.M.” is going to change that. We are going to hit the bullseye with an easy-to-remember and effective structure to develop your characters.

Enrol now and enjoy the satisfaction of applying a simple strategy that will allow you to create more compelling characters in your next piece of writing!

This course will be entirely focused on developing characters in writing a story.


  1. have characters who appeared abruptly

  2. have characters with abrupt or illogical details without proper build-up e.g. “Now I cannot fulfil my dream of going to Australia!” Tom cried as he watched the prize being presented to Xavier. (There was no mention of Tom’s dream in the story until the end!)

  3. contain irrelevant details and descriptions about the characters (usually being cancelled during marking)

  4. contain characters that lack depth

  5. are confined to the same plot as they always involve the same character

The Write Recipe : AIM (Composition Writing Online Course)

Features of the Course:

1. Video Lessons

2. Worksheets

3. Quizzes

4. Games

Mrs Chew and Ms Xie says hi!



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!

AIM higher now!