Start writing fiction: characters and stories
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Start writing fiction: characters and stories

Week 8: Your final story

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DEREK NEALE
Welcome to the final week of the course. But not the end of your writing!
You’ve just learnt the benefits of giving feedback on the work of your fellow writers – and some techniques for doing so.
Now’s the time to test those skills.
You’ll then consider the feedback on your own story, and have the opportunity to further edit and redraft in light of the comments.
You’ll also be asked to reflect on the main tools you’ve picked up during the course – those to do with creating and portraying characters, and turning these characters into short stories.
And how did you use your reading and your notebook?
Then you’ll consider where next to go with your writing.
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Having learned some of the benefits of giving feedback on the work of your fellow writers, and some techniques for doing so, now is the time to test those skills.

After finishing your final story, and giving and receiving feedback from fellow writers, you’ll have a chance to reflect on the main tools introduced during the course – those to do with creating characters, portraying characters, and turning characters into short stories. And you’ll reflect on how you used your reading, your notebook, and your powers of observation.

You’ll consider all of this – and where next to go with your writing.

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