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Shakespeare's Field Trip

Shakespeare's Field Trip

“Writing gives you time for rehearsal, and time to get your words as right as possible.”

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Language's Magic

Language's Magic

“There is a natural history to language that takes place inside us, a matter of alternative for...

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The House of Fiction

The House of Fiction

"The only way forward is to write for yourself."

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The Truth about Pride and Prejudice

The Truth about Pride and Prejudice

“The structures of literary fiction allow you to frame your decision – the architecture of al...

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The Palettes for Fiction

The Palettes for Fiction

“Although setting is a stage for character, it is four-dimensional and can be used as a charact...

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Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

“Writing is an open space. Writing a story creates a four-dimensional landscape in that space. ...

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Character is Story

Character is Story

“Character is the heart and mind of your story – it’s what makes it live.”

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Points of View in Fiction

Points of View in Fiction

“Fiction writers are not really storytellers in method. They are story makers and story shapers...

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Beginning at the Beginning

Beginning at the Beginning

“Your first page is a threshold you wish your reader to cross and its mirroring of reality is o...

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Conflict and Crisis

Conflict and Crisis

"Fiction depends on situational conflict – a moment of chance or change – as a triggering eve...

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Murdering Your Darlings

Murdering Your Darlings

“With fiction, the best test is to read your story aloud, and read it to somebody.”

Careers & Personal Development

Meet Emma

Meet Emma

Meet our student mentor Emma, a PhD student at the University of Warwick.

By: emmapar

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Part 9: Expressing possibility using modal verbs & adverbs

Part 9: Expressing possibility using modal verbs & adverbs

A quiz on the use of modal verbs and adverbs to express varying degrees of possibility

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Part Three: Keep the Fire Burning

Part Three: Keep the Fire Burning

The two key ingredients in any successful piece of fiction are character and plot. No piece of wr...

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Part 2: Fear and Suspense

Part 2: Fear and Suspense

Horror writers discuss the creation of fear and how they establish suspense. There is also a shor...

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IGGY Horror: The Writer's Guide

IGGY Horror: The Writer's Guide

Successful writers of horror must employ a wide range of techniques to enthral readers and keep t...

Community Fun

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

You've told us about yourself, now show us

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Thunder

Thunder

Listen to this sound clip and write a soliloquy or limerick!

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Ode to a common object-- the poem

Ode to a common object-- the poem

During the week of June 26th Safah celebrated an uncelebrated object through writing an ode....

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Telephone Number

Telephone Number

Listen to this sound clip and come up with a ballad or vignette!

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TinyWords - Week 14

TinyWords - Week 14

Have a look at this image and come up with a ballad or vignette!

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TinyWords - Week 13

TinyWords - Week 13

Have a look at this image and come up with a haiku or 500 word story!

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TinyWords - Week 12

TinyWords - Week 12

Have a look at this image and come up with a terza rima or fable.

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Celebrate with IGGY: the winning entry!

Celebrate with IGGY: the winning entry!

The Celebrate with IGGY competition has been closed and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations...

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TinyWords - Week 9

TinyWords - Week 9

Have a look at this image and come up with a haiku or 500 word story!

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