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Writing Challenges

University of Warwick

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Writing Challenges

Writing Challenges

University of Warwick

14
Followers
20
Plays
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David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.

Latest Episodes

Murdering your darlings

All writing is rewriting. With fiction the best test is to read your story aloud, and read it to somebody.

6 min2008 NOV 19
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Murdering your darlings

Conflict and Crisis

When reading novels as a writer, you will immediately notice the importance of conflict as the engine of fiction.

4 min2008 NOV 19
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Conflict and Crisis

Beginning at the Beginning

How do I begin?

--2008 NOV 19
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Beginning at the Beginning

Points of view in fiction

Where do you, the writer, stand in relation to your characters and readers?

--2008 NOV 19
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Points of view in fiction

Character is Story

Character is the heart and mind of your story - it is what makes it live.

8 min2008 NOV 19
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Character is Story

Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

So, after all, it was a dream... A fiction writer depends on the dream or fantasy of scenes that are true to life or, at least, carry verisimilitude however fantastic the setting or story.

--2008 NOV 19
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Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

The Palettes for Fiction

Although the marketplace for short stories is difficult, many new writers choose to begin with writing them, almost as a right of passage, a place for honing language, testing their narrative nerve over a shortish distance, and organising a palette.

--2008 NOV 19
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The Palettes for Fiction

The Truth About Pride and Prejudice

Form in fiction is a specific and conscious decision, but your final decision may take several drafts and unsuccessful trials before you find that which suits the material best.

--2008 NOV 19
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The Truth About Pride and Prejudice

The House of Fiction

Should you be trying to achieve artistic truth in your fiction or writing the next commercial blockbuster?

--2008 NOV 19
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The House of Fiction

Language's Magic

Natural magic informs every function of our bodies, our life span and the way we perceive.

--2008 NOV 19
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Language's Magic

Latest Episodes

Murdering your darlings

All writing is rewriting. With fiction the best test is to read your story aloud, and read it to somebody.

6 min2008 NOV 19
Comments
Murdering your darlings

Conflict and Crisis

When reading novels as a writer, you will immediately notice the importance of conflict as the engine of fiction.

4 min2008 NOV 19
Comments
Conflict and Crisis

Beginning at the Beginning

How do I begin?

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
Beginning at the Beginning

Points of view in fiction

Where do you, the writer, stand in relation to your characters and readers?

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
Points of view in fiction

Character is Story

Character is the heart and mind of your story - it is what makes it live.

8 min2008 NOV 19
Comments
Character is Story

Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

So, after all, it was a dream... A fiction writer depends on the dream or fantasy of scenes that are true to life or, at least, carry verisimilitude however fantastic the setting or story.

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

The Palettes for Fiction

Although the marketplace for short stories is difficult, many new writers choose to begin with writing them, almost as a right of passage, a place for honing language, testing their narrative nerve over a shortish distance, and organising a palette.

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
The Palettes for Fiction

The Truth About Pride and Prejudice

Form in fiction is a specific and conscious decision, but your final decision may take several drafts and unsuccessful trials before you find that which suits the material best.

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
The Truth About Pride and Prejudice

The House of Fiction

Should you be trying to achieve artistic truth in your fiction or writing the next commercial blockbuster?

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
The House of Fiction

Language's Magic

Natural magic informs every function of our bodies, our life span and the way we perceive.

--2008 NOV 19
Comments
Language's Magic
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