Category: Technology-Enhanced Creative Writing

March 7, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Step 1 Choose a character, write a list of curiosities and chose the most intruiging and interesting Think about the character’s appearance, profession and personality Step 2 Place the character in a specific situation Step 3 Answer the following questions: – where is your character? – what can they see under their feet? – what…

March 7, 2015 karinawp 2 comments

How to Write Beginnings After watching my tutor’s video lecture, I understand that the main objective of a beginning is to surprise the reader. Thinking about the first draft of my own short story, I believe I achieved that objective, with an attractive title (Provocations of Light) and a fantastical account, to draw readers’ attention….

February 26, 2015 karinawp No comments exist

What is TECW? As part of the Technology-Enhanced Creative Writing module, my fellow classmates and I are temporarily throwing away our teacher identities and becoming fully-fledged writers! It’s terribly exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting to be doing something new, fun and creative. Terrifying because I am suddenly not quite sure if I…

February 24, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Having carried out a number of different writing exercises last week, I’ve taken one flash fiction story (Sticks by George Saunders) and created a simple lesson plan that focuses on the use of adjectives, details and ‘showing’ instead of ‘telling’, while incorporating technology. It needs a bit of work, but here are the bare bones:…

February 22, 2015 karinawp No comments exist

Reflecting on Details for Creative Writing Other than my school text books and the readings for this course, I have very little time to read for pleasure. However, I did just pick up and glance at a book I would like to read, The Emigrants, Book 1, which was gifted to me by a Swedish…