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November 2015

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 12


Gabriela Santinero was a woman with a critical stare you be hard pressed to forget. Her five feet height would let anyone else disappear easily in a crowd but she is feisty, thinking nothing of climbing peoples backs to see above the crowd. Her jet black hair and green eyes give her a striking look that few would not notice yet she was not beautiful by usual standards. Even so, her husky voice turned heads. It was why she kept a weapon close to her chest just in case. [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 11


My interviewer mumbled something under his breath but I didn’t hear it. “For the benefit of the tape, the interview will now begin. Subject fourteen is around six foot tall. He is medium build with no obvious marks on his body. He has mousy brown hair, blue eyes and a hook nose. His demeanour appears relaxed yet nervous. Please can you tell me your name?” “Craig Wenham.” “Thank you. Do you know how you got here?” “I’m afraid not. Any hel….” “I’m sorry please just keep to the answers.”. how do you feel at the moment?” I paused. This was an odd interview. Did I survive something? “I feel nervous, unsure, a little anxious and a tiny amount of frustration.” “Would you say you were scared at this moment?” [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 10


Picture © The Open University For exercise 10, I have been tasked with writing a brief scene around 300-500 words, portraying a character in a complex way, going against [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 9


Picture © The Open University Extra time on the train so had a go at exercise 9.  today I had to create something new from scratch that concentrate on creating strong [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 8


Picture © The Open University Exercise 8 is all about editing practise.  I am given a piece of work and asked to edit it using the following prompts: What really matters [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 7


Picture © The Open University And now we come to Exercise 7.  for this exercise, I had to turn on the radio and note down the first thing I heard.  then use it as either [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 6


Okay, so for exercise 7 I’ve been tasked with trying describe something familiar with one or two ordinary words that you wouldn’t normally use in that context so, [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 5


Picture © The Open University ok, so I fell behind somewhat after a week off work having fund with the kids and building wardrobes without manual’s. Still, I’m [...]