Tag: words

Mar 25

Figures Of Speech

Figures Of Speech   Sometimes what we read is not meant to be taken literally, it may need to be interpreted. If something is ‘literal’ then it means what it says, clearly and simply, exactly as written. Figurative language, needs to be interpreted. It is useful to aid description, provoke imagination and create imagery, especially …

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Feb 12

Dialogue In Time and Place.

  (You will need copies of the two poems mentioned; you can find them easily on the internet, and the Shakespeare dialogue, in the original and the transposed version The latter cut up into individual lines.) Keeping the dialogue in character is very important to ensure the reader finds it convincing. For a light hearted …

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Feb 12

Vocabulary and Opening Paragraphs

  Session 6 To make your writing more interesting you need to develop a wide vocabulary. For example what does this sentence mean? It was a nice day. Does it mean that the weather was fine? Does it mean that you had an enjoyable day? ‘Nice’ is a very overworked word! Improving your vocabulary will …

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Feb 12

Practice

‘I have to start to write to have ideas,’ Francoise Sagan We have already talked about keeping a notebook, a practice that many writers recommend. As well as noting down things that you observe and stray ideas you can use your notebook in a variety of ways. If you can get into the habit of …

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Feb 12

The Power of Words

The Power of Words A good vocabulary is an important tool for any writer. It does not matter whether you are a novelist, a journalist, a prolific letter writer, a poet or a blogger….. you need words. Most people have a much larger vocabulary than they realise, apparently we all know about 40,000 words. But, …

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