Tag: writing characters

Sep 10

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling is an adult novel that tackles real issues and knits together a rich portrait of small town life. The village of Pagford seems to have such an idealised picture of itself that it wishes to preserve its exclusivity from contamination by …

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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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Mar 10

Limericks

Limericks Some people are nervous of poetry. There is a mystique about it for those who have never ‘got into it’. They tend to say they don’t like it, although they often change their mind once they have tried it and understand that whilst everyone is not a talented poet, poetry is accessible to all …

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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

Senses 2

  Session 5 We have used and discussed noting down things that we see, and maybe also things that we overhear, and we have used touch to explore an item and tried to engage as many senses as possible in gathering information. (Senses 1.) Discussions about which sense you would choose, if you had to …

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Feb 12

Getting to know you

Session 2 (Welcome any new members. Ask them for their contact details and give them a copy of the handout from last week.) Invite a discussion of the diaries/note books suggested last week: Who wrote every day? Was it easier if done at the same time each day? Who started but did not keep it …

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