Tag: appropriate language

Feb 17

Getting it Right and Getting it Written

Getting it Right and Getting it Written   ……. don’t get it right, get it written” ….. we bashed this whole concept around for a while. The merits of revision (getting it right) after initial inspiration (getting it written)…..and then we had to write a passage inspired by the concept itself…..   “Don’t get it …

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Nov 01

A Simple Introduction to Writing for Children

A Simple Introduction to Writing for Children In any simple introduction to writing for children the first rule is to target a particular age group and pitch it correctly. Of course some children learn to read more quickly than others but there is a difference between targeting a child’s reading age and age-appropriate content. A …

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Oct 04

Content, style and skill in your writing

Content, style and skill in your writing. We have demonstrated, in previous sessions that we can write about anything. Start today by asking everyone to write for 15 minutes about one of the topics in list A. Have a particular style in mind if possible, eg try to make it thought provoking, poignant, funny, or …

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Jun 12

Using Close First Person in your Writing

Using Close First Person in your Writing Read handout and discuss close first person: Handout: In fiction the story is usually told in first or third person and most often in past tense. First person means that the narrator is one of the characters and therefore can only describe what that character knows, or witnessed …

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May 22

Writing Session: Avoid Repetition of Words and Improve your Writing

Writing Session: Avoid Repetition of Words and Improve your Writing   Group Session. A simple check, when editing, will ensure that you avoid repetition of words, and improve your writing. Using the same word, several times close together in a text is irritating on the eye, and suggests a lack of appropriate vocabulary. Even in …

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May 02

Group Session: Learning to Write Better Poetry

 Group Session: Learning to Write Better Poetry Discuss some tips and suggestions, at the start of the group session, for learning to write better poetry. (You may like to introduce a few ideas generally and allow the members to expand and draw out the ideas themselves or you can find more detailed advice, in books or …

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Apr 24

Avoid Repetition of Words and Improve Your Writing

Avoid Repetition of Words and Improve your Writing   A simple check, when editing, will ensure that you avoid repetition of words, and improve your writing. Using the same word, several times close together in a text is irritating on the eye, and suggests a lack of appropriate vocabulary. Even in published novels you can …

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Apr 11

Visit by Gerry Kreibich to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group

Visit by Gerry Kreibich to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group Friday 04 April 2014 We were very happy to have a visit by Gerry Kreibich, to Lanzarote Creative Writing Group recently in which he entertained us with anecdotes, liberally sprinkled throughout his very informative and interesting talk about journalism, and his experience as a lecturer in …

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Mar 02

Using Old Stories to Create New

Using Old Stories to Create New    PART 1 To focus on POV it can be useful, and fun, to try using old stories to create new. (You need a set of cards with the titles of well known stories and some simple opening lines. There are some suggestions at the end for use in …

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Jan 12

Using the Senses in Descriptive Writing

Using the Senses in Descriptive Writing   Session 38 Good vocabulary, and using the senses in descriptive writing, about places and situations can make us feel as if we are actually there. This enables the reader to empathise with the characters and what is happening. The more senses you appeal to the better this will …

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