Category: Technology-Enhanced Creative Writing

October 4, 2017 karinawp 2 comments

Three weeks have passed and we have come to the end of my first short online course in creative writing. It was a pleasure and honour to support 4 willing participants shake off their inhibitions, adopt a positive mindset and get down to some serious writing! About the Course The fundamentals of the course were…

March 27, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Chekhov’s 12 Subversive Endings Looking for direction in terms of writing  good ending to my short story, Provocations of Light – part 1 and part 2 – my tutor encouraged us to check out some of Chekhov’s Subversive Endings: 1. Anti-epilogue If an epilogue is a short statement about what happens to the characters after…

March 27, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Write to the End Every story needs a good ending. And no more is that true than for the short story I have been working on this semester. Following techniques suggested by my tutor, I have developed a very organic work, the first draft not really having a clear direction, but just being whatever came…

March 18, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Provocations of Light – Second Draft by Karina Thorne Part 1 A hum of machines labouring under constant use, fills the airy void. Fridge-like vibrations, stop and start somewhere between walls of twisted aluminium sheets, light-weight and durable, and red lasers, stationed like cannons around the entire circumference. Supported by polished titanium columns, the low…

March 12, 2015 karinawp No comments exist

Re-Writing the Plot After reading Friedman’s plot categorisation last week, I’m still unsure which type of plot my short story would fall under. But here are three possibilities: – 1.1 The action plot, developing around a problem and its resolution – 2.1 The maturing plot, in which an attractive, naive protagonist achieves maturity – 2.2…

March 9, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Based on what I’ve learnt about beginnings, plot and character this week, here I lay out a simple lesson plan introducing the power of short story beginnings into the foreign language classroom: Materials A large copy of the text above with words missing, as mentioned in the Warmer below (for example, in ppt form). A…