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Welcome to the Start writing fiction alumni area/forum
This Start writing fiction alumni forum continues the insightful discussions and topical debates with other writers who studied The Open University's free Start writing fiction course on
Here you will be able to continue to discuss your reading and writing, to post your stories and characters and to talk with like-minded writers about approaches and techniques for writing fiction. The ideas introduced in Start writing fiction, such as the need to read in order to write, how to edit, keeping a writer’s notebook, using research and personal experience, as well as powers of observation can all be further developed and utilized on this forum.
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