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Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 8

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 4

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I could tell just by looking that Stanley was standing proud. With his gloriously decorated two-tone brown/cream Chelsea boots, black jeans, smart large collared white shirt with its black flowery design and his cream Harrington bomber jacket, he was a picture of decadence. He was smiling in his own inimitable fashion and it was beautifully infectious. It was just a shame his face always let him down. [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 3

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Stanley’s reputation preceded him. His gloriously decorated two-tone brown/cream Chelsea boots, black jeans, smart large collared white shirt with its black flowery design and his cream Harrington bomber jacket spoke of his flamboyance. That inimitable happiness he displayed wherever he went. His face told a different story. Although in his twenties, his face was sharp, rugged and weathered with a large heavy beard and a scar down his right cheek [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 2

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picture © The Open University So here we are and it’s Exercise Two.  in this exercise, I learnt a bit about why 6 other writers chose to write and relate them to my [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 1

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picture © The Open University So I joined a writing course with the Open University called Start Writing Fiction.  The first exercise was to write a paragraph (50 to 100 [...]

The Race – Part 8

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“you ok Hawk?” Sarah was worried.  Hawk was now quite a weight with all the extra passengers and guns.  She noticed he was visibly slower as they rose up above [...]

The Race – Part 7

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“Welcome to the lily pond.” Sam explained, “you’re not dreaming but we do need you with us.  We will explain but no time now.  Are you ok?” [...]