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By Bill Greenwell, Linda Anderson, Derek Neale

An inspiring variety of methods to counterpoint your writing talents. choked with stimulating writing routines, a number of prices and over 30 extracts from literature throughout a large choice of genres, the ebook should be as an entire path or dipped into all through. Accessibly written via 3 released writers and skilled lecturers from top inventive writing associations, it is a wealthy sourcebook of thoughts containing: not easy writing routines to extend the writer's process and 'voice'innovative methods of constructing fiction and poetry stylesin-depth introductions to level, radio and movie writinginsights into the way in which diverse genres engage and the way to evolve tales for performanceadvice on format presentation of work"What is beguiling concerning the writing is the fashion - those will not be educational propositions: they're translations from event and perform" David Morley, Professor in artistic Writing, Warwick college

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We did what was best. We remember your childhood well. DISCUSSION The speaker(s) in Duffy’s poem (they do seem rather forbiddingly to be in the plural) suggest in an unpleasant way that ‘they’ have the ‘facts’, while the addressee has ‘the impressions’. Their voices are made dominant by the way Duffy uses strong internal and final rhymes (‘moors’, ‘saw’, ‘door’ in the first stanza, ‘occur’, ‘blur’ in the second stanza, and so on). ’. We can tell that the speaker(s) are intended to be overbearing because Duffy makes them carelessly refer to themselves as ‘the secret police of your childhood’.

6 Writing Find a section of memoir or autobiography (you might like to choose some further Mass-Observation material, some of which can be viewed online; see Mass-Observation, 2007). Write a draft of a short scene which draws on the material you have chosen (you should see this very much as a preliminary sketch). Annotate the original so that you can see what you have crossed out and what you have inserted. When you read it aloud, it should last no longer than two minutes. What decisions have you made about what to change?

Churchill pits Marlene against her sister, Joyce, who is often unattractively bitter and argumentative. There is a heated debate between them in the final act. The audience is encouraged to side with Joyce’s point of view, even though Marlene is represented as having more charisma. Put simply, Churchill has encouraged her audience to leave the theatre more 19 A CREATIVE WRITING HANDBOOK sympathetic towards Joyce’s point of view, but less sympathetic to Joyce. This kind of contradiction is what makes the play strong drama.

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