“A Corpse and a Ghost Flower” is the story I am submitting for my “Start Writing Fiction” course at FutureLearn. The story I’m sending or critique ended up being exactly 1 000 words long. You can read previous versions and character sketches by clicking on the links. This third draft doesn’t differ that much fromContinue reading “Writing Step-by-step: writing a draft for critique”
Since posting the first draft of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower”, I spent some time editing the story, which included adding a new part of about 150 words as well. Now I feel like it is coming together! A Corpse and a Ghost Flower Beneath the full moon the muted sounds and earthy smellContinue reading “Writing Exercise – Writing Draft 2 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower””
This exercise is part of the writing course I am busy with through Future Learn. For my final story, I decided to return to Aidan Wright, and planned to write a story of about 6 000 words… but that will have to wait for Camp NaNo, as the story for the course may not beContinue reading “Writing Exercises — Writing Draft 1 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower””
Which one do you think I should start with? Tell me in the comments!
May has been a month of fiction started, but not necessarily finished. The reason for this is that the stories were written either for Patreon (part 4 of The Box of Secrets) or the writing course I am currently taking through The Open University and FutureLearn.
For this exercise, you had to write a character sketch (300 – 500 words) using one or more methods of creating characters, and show elements like appearance, feelings, current circumstances, occupation, voice, attitudes, hopes and fears.
“Coming Home” forms part of the fiction writing course I am currently busy with. For this exercise you had to write a piece of between 300 and 500 words in which you portray a character in a complex way, going beyond the stereotypical portrayal.
This writing exercise forms part of the fiction writing course I am currently busy with. For this exercise I decided to return to the character Aidan Wright. In order for you not to have to scan back-and-forth between posts, I’m posting the two paragraphs about Aidan here again and the new exercise will then beContinue reading “#AmWriting – Writing Exercises – Writing Step-by-step: Dilemmas, Flaws, and Conflicts”
For this exercise I had to come up with a new character and write two paragraphs about him/her.
This story is part of the Writing Fiction course I’m currently taking.