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David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.

David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.
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United States

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David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.

Language:

English


Episodes

Play, Pleasure and Games

8/7/2012
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Introducing the Writing Challenges podcast and setting challenge number 1 - The Word Hoard. My Odeo Channel (odeo/47a3e11b60d61c7b) Podshow PDN {podshow-77fc408d91196dd73cc96103e5c946f6}

Duration:00:07:41

Adventures in reading

8/7/2012
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The relationship between reading and writing and how being an 'original' reader can help with creativity.

Duration:00:06:26

The Character Called the Writer

8/7/2012
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Finding your voice will stimulate your progress as a writer. This week's challenge focusses on your self and selves, helping you to get to know the dimensions of your voice.

Duration:00:06:41

A Mental Switch

8/7/2012
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How to get into the writing 'zone'. How do you translate the desire to write into the will to write?

Duration:00:06:34

The Painless Headache

8/7/2012
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The role of consciousness in writing and the creative process.

Duration:00:09:59

Fieldwork for Writers

8/7/2012
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Everything is quarry, everyone is material, and everywhere is fieldwork.

Duration:00:09:08

Music, Movement and Brain-Blocking

8/7/2012
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Mess with your brain to get the best writing out of it.

Duration:00:07:31

The Campaign for Real Language

8/7/2012
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Creative writing's capacity for the creation of illusion-as-truth can make it a dangerous tool.

Duration:00:05:48

The House of Fiction

8/7/2012
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Should you be trying to achieve artistic truth in your fiction or writing the next commercial blockbuster?

Duration:00:08:13

The Truth About Pride and Prejudice

8/7/2012
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Form in fiction is a specific and conscious decision, but your final decision may take several drafts and unsuccessful trials before you find that which suits the material best.

Duration:00:06:27

The Palettes for Fiction

8/7/2012
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Although the marketplace for short stories is difficult, many new writers choose to begin with writing them, almost as a right of passage, a place for honing language, testing their narrative nerve over a shortish distance, and organising a palette.

Duration:00:06:08

Dreaming a Fictional Continuum

8/7/2012
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So, after all, it was a dream... A fiction writer depends on the dream or fantasy of scenes that are true to life or, at least, carry verisimilitude however fantastic the setting or story.

Duration:00:08:18

Character is Story

8/7/2012
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Character is the heart and mind of your story - it is what makes it live.

Duration:00:08:08

Points of view in fiction

8/7/2012
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Where do you, the writer, stand in relation to your characters and readers?

Duration:00:07:16

Beginning at the Beginning

8/7/2012
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How do I begin?

Duration:00:06:38

Conflict and Crisis

8/7/2012
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When reading novels as a writer, you will immediately notice the importance of conflict as the engine of fiction.

Duration:00:04:01

Murdering your darlings

8/7/2012
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All writing is rewriting. With fiction the best test is to read your story aloud, and read it to somebody.

Duration:00:06:49