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BA Hons creative writing

How to crack the reflective essay: Part 1

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications

The reflective essay is one part of the assignments that generates a lot of discussion! Getting in touch with the creative part of ourselves and expressing that through engaging prose is a challenge of itself. But for the creative writer who is undertaking serious study though there is no getting away from cracking the reflective essay.

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On winning second place in the 2016 Yeovil Literary Prize

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, Student Work

The moment I gave my character a name (it flew unbidden into my head) he became a widower working at Arrivals and Departures in a busy airport. I made him a curmudgeonly old boy who couldn’t get used to his rebranded title of Facilities Engineer. He’d never had a decent conversation in all the 40 years he’d worked at the airport. As the story opens, he’s five days away from retirement, and about to clean the disabled toilets.

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Tips for writing good dialogue

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, We Are OCA

For both prose writers and scriptwriters, the question of how to write good dialogue is an important one. Can we listen in on conversations by strangers, and get an ear for the natural ebb and flow of speech? Is it better to study films which are heavy in conversation? Or are novels a good place to see the everyday use of dialogue?

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