Writing creatively: fiction
von The Open University
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Get encouragement and support from the authors of international bestsellers, including Alex Garland (‘The Beach’), Hilary Mantel (‘Wolf Hall’), Michèle Roberts (‘The Looking Glass’ and ‘Daughters of the House’), and Louis de Bernières (‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’). All these authors are featured in this pathway.
Writers use their own work to explain how to develop your own style and skills. Author Jane Rogers uses her book, ‘Mr Wroe’s Virgins’, to explain about voice and character.
Learn about structures, genres and narrative techniques. Find out about the editing and re-writing process. Finally, take inspiration from an unusual source – business executives demonstrate how to lose your inhibitions and start telling stories.
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||Start writing fiction||An introduction to this album.||0:54||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Starting the writing process||Here, the novelists on the panel discuss what first attracted them to writing prose and what writing means to them.||10:07||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Researching and influencing your fiction||In order to write, every novelist must read. The importance of reading and how this can influence your own style.||7:25||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Characters and genre||How do you create a believable character, and how can genre hinder or help a writer?||10:37||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Jane Rogers as Novelist||Jane Rogers talks about her work as a novelist, and the methods of storytelling and voice she employs. She brings together various forms and approaches, such as the use of cinematic editing techniques, in her novels||15:32||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Narrative and structural techniques||Technical methods of storytelling and how to structure a book.||11:01||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|8||Start writing fiction||Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and the settings for their work. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction. Th||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Liz Jensen, Development and Decisions||Author Liz Jensen talks about her novels and how they develop in terms of storyline, plot, character and voice, How she often rejects planning in favour of a more organic approach to her work.||8:11||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Structure, Revision and Theme||Novelist Liz Jensen talks about narrative viewpoints, and their benefits and shortcomings in terms of storytelling.||10:41||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Hilary Mantel on Film and Drama||Hilary Mantel talks about the importance and influence television and film have had on her development as a writer. The paragraph as the basic building block of fiction, and how this can generate a successful narrative.||7:29||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Redrafting and editing||Good writing isn’t really about writing – it’s about rewriting. The crucial aspects to consider in the editing process, including the pace and precision of your prose.||6:12||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||How to keep going||Examining the importance of a writer’s own experience and how this feeds into prose. The value of self-criticism and how to keep writing when the going gets tough.||7:26||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|14||Storytelling warm-up||Techniques for a group to make up a story together, a powerful technique for working on problematic issues.||7:40||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Imagery and metaphor||An introduction to this album.||1:06||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|