In today's opening session we covered the following creative writing topics:
1. How Writing Starts, 2. Imagery Tool Kit 3. The four questions of Character
How Does Writing Start?
It starts with an idea - a universal thought that needs exploration. 2. Writing moves on to become the presentation of the idea in a new scenario. This scenario may be shedding new light on an idea that is not likely to be original. From the new scenario, new things happen that shed new light on the familiar idea.
For example: the book Jaws, is not about a shark that eats people. If it was, the reader would soon tire of the repetitive nature of - beach scene - sea - bather - shark attack. How many times does this sequence need repeating. So the book's heart must be somewhere else.
The Imagery Tool Kit
This tool kit gives techniques that can be used to get the most out of your use of imagery. In short:
We explored what character is and asked the 4 essential questions that should be applied for every character drawn by a writer. They are:
'A man is only himself amidst the particular circumstances of his life.'
Writer and creative writing course teacher, Benedict Brooks invites you to share in his story and progress to becoming a successful author.