Category: Technology-Enhanced Creative Writing

(MA) DTLT: TECW – Week 23 – Beginnings and Plot

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. Read More …

Week 23: TECW – Second Short Story Feedback & Reflections

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 Read More …

Week 22: TECW – A Flash Fiction Lesson Plan

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: Read More …

Week 22: TECW – What am I Reading?

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 Read More …

Week 22: TECW – Introducing Characters – The Hotel Room

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   Read More …

Week 22: TECW – Using Senses for Creative Writing – The Hotel Room

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 Read More …