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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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6.4 Summary of Week 6

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This week you’ve learned how to develop characters using research, accident and empathy, and had the opportunity to test this out.

You have also considered different types of character, and may have discussed your thoughts with other writers. You will have now planned and started writing your short story, putting all you have learned about developing character into practice.

In Week 7, you’ll explore the benefits of reading as a writer and learn how to give feedback, while you continue to write and edit your short story. You can move on to Week 7 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.