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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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4.4 Summary of Week 4

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Have you developed a ‘notebook habit’ yet? What notes have you made that could become a story? A notebook is an important tool for a writer and should be a place you can record interesting uses of language or new ideas.

This week you’ve thought about where to find stories, and how you might consider using personal topics and thoughts in writing.

Next week you’ll discover how to make characters rounded and more interesting. You’ll also get the opportunity to test out these character skills by writing a character sketch. You can move on to Week 5 now [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

If studying this week of Start writing fiction has inspired you, take a look at the area specifically created for you to explore more about writing fiction on OpenLearn.