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Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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8.4 The next steps

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Now you’ve started writing fiction, where will it take you? The only way to develop as a writer is to keep doing it.

Start writing fiction is designed to give you tools that help with your writing. But eight weeks is a very short time, and it cannot be more than a starting point. Writing is an ongoing activity, and the only way to develop as a writer is to keep doing it.

We hope that you feel inspired by the work you have done during the course, and that you’ll use the ideas we have explored here to take your writing further. Find out how Creative writing is taught [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]  at The Open University. You may be interested in continuing your learning by pursuing a qualification in English and Creative Writing:

Well done for completing Start writing fiction! Whatever the next step, we hope you've enjoyed the course and found the writing activities useful, and wish you good luck with your future writing projects.