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Start writing fiction: characters and stories

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This free course, Start writing fiction: characters and stories, helps you to get started with your own fiction writing. It provides a practical, hands-on approach, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.

Please note: Numerous activities involve the use of a course forum. For GDPR reasons, this is being removed on Tuesday 25 June, and the activities will be adjusted. Make sure you keep copies of any work you post, and note down any feedback fellow writers have provided to you on the forum.

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