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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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2.3.1 Searching your notebook

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Your notebook is a great place to prepare to write. You have already made notes on people you have observed, and you have written, edited and augmented a character sketch.

Activity 2.3 Developing characters into stories

Look back through your notebook and see whether you can imagine any of these characters forming the basis for a story. If you can, see whether you can apply any of the pointers (research, visualisation, length and shape of story) to the idea.

Note down any ideas you have for how you might develop a character into a story, or any questions you have about how you might shape your story. If possible, discuss your ideas with others, and discuss their ideas too.