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…

February 22, 2015 karinawp No comments exist

This Week’s Creative Writing Exercise 2 Use this exercise to add a character to the previous scene. Choose only one of the following emotions and create a character who is feeling this emotion right now: He was afraid She was tired She was overjoyed /He was disheartened/ He was in love She was furious  …

February 22, 2015 karinawp No comments exist

This Week’s Creative Writing Exercise 1 Focus on the senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing A hotel room: You have arrived in a very luxurious hotel room. Describe your room. Bring it to life. Include colours, textures, smells, sounds and flavours. The Hotel Room by Karina The door creaks open, slowed down by a…