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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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This course was written by Derek Neale.

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Figure 1 © The Open University/Rory Carnegie (Pears)/Getty Images: Ulf Andersen (de Bernières)/Ben Stansall (Roffey)/J Vespa (Garland)

Figure 6 © The Open University/Corbis Images/Bettmann


Ways of developing characters © The Open University/Tim Pears/Monique Roffey/Alex Garland/Louis de Bernières


Building a new character © The Open University / Extract: From Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Copyright © 2008 by Josip Novakovich. Used by permission of F+W Media, Inc. All rights reserved.