Tag: Openings

Jun 10

Dressing to set the scene

Dressing to set the scene   Ask the class to read the post ‘Establishing the setting’ before the class. Focus on clothing. It has always worked as a visual clue, on book covers (Ideally have a couple of good examples to hand) or in film for example where the period pieces are easily established, as …

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Oct 03

Writing Characters:Points of View

Writing Characters:Points of View Points of View   Session 32 Writing task: A Family Gathering: Keep it tight. Choose one point of view but write in the third person. Choose one of the following:   1. A child behaves badly at a family gathering eg. Sulking or showing off and answering back. The parents feel …

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Aug 17

In Your Own Words

In Your Own Words (For a group you will need the correct number of copies of the speeches which are reproduced below * to*) Take one of the Shakespeare speeches, Polonius’ speech to his son Laertes as he is about to leave to live in Paris, from ‘Hamlet’. or ‘All the world’s a stage…’ a …

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May 24

Where To Start

Where To Start?   ‘Start at the beginning and go on to the end….’ says the King, in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but the skills for Kingship are not necessarily the same as those needed by writers, so this might not be the best advice. It is not always best to start at the beginning …

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