Tag Archives: Fiction

Sandra visits a Marriage Guidance Counsellor

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. I’m writing about Sandra and James Hartington, who are visiting a marriage guidance counsellor. It’s written in first-person, from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Sandra at the solicitor’s

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. I’m writing about Sandra, whose marriage has failed. This narrative passage is set in her solicitor’s office, and it’s written in first-person, from the … Continue reading

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Martine, the creature of habit

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves writing a short passage of narrative whereby I have to establish a dramatic present (a character is situated in a particular place … Continue reading

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OMG – Sandra is nearly on time

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves writing a story based on a woman in crisis (Sandra). It is written in third-person limited and is from the point of … Continue reading

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Donna, the soldier’s wife

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves creating a backstory in relation to a character, followed by creating a passage of dialogue involving that character. The final part involves … Continue reading

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Helping to move the furniture

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves writing a passage that ‘TELLS’ us facts about a given situation, while still holding some information in reserve (to maintain interest). The … Continue reading

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Show, don’t tell!

This is an activity from the A215 Creative Writing Course that I’m doing with the OU. It involves a few simple exercises that encourage the writers’ edict of ‘Show, don’t tell’  (Activity 9.2). He felt tired – He stretched his lanky arms … Continue reading

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