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Writing Challenges

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.

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Beginning at the Beginning

How do I begin?

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Character is Story

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Everything is quarry, everyone is material, and everywhere is fieldwork.

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The House of Fiction

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

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