GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER

Although you all met at the workshop in March it’s always great to take the time to write a brief bio about yourself so you can reintroduce yourself to everyone.

Use the below forum to add in a couple of details to introduce yourself to the group.

Purpose: Writing can be a solitary activity, but it is also about being in a community of people who also like writing and this is what this space is about. Working online, you can also feel quite alone, and so sharing details about yourself and being able to read about others, will enable you to feel more comfortable in this space.

What do I do?: Click on the ‘Getting To Know You’ activity for a full description of the activity and instructions for what to do.

PRIMING THE IMAGINATION PUMP

Use your imagination to create a brief history for ONE of these people.

Purpose: The more you write, the better you will become. Characters are the pivot point of a narrative, so developing your ability to know your characters is one of the best ways to make your stories work.

What do I do?: Click on the ‘Getting To Know Someone Else’ link below to go to a full description of the activity and instructions for what to do.

HOMEWORK

Next week’s activity will be the first critique session for the space. You will be able to post a story (500 words maximum) based on some of the writing you did during the workshop. Spend the school holidays working on your story.

Remember the rule of three to one. You should offer critique to at least three stories.

This is also a great time to begin a writing journal (if you don’t already have one). In your journal, complete 5-10 minutes of free writing every day. (Your writing journal can be a physical notebook or an electronic folder you keep on your computer, whatever you prefer).