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One strange day
October 10, 2015, 8:19 pm
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a-crumpled-up-lottery-ticket Peter read the Unclaimed Prizes page on the lottery website again. “£329,451.90” he said, taking another slurp of cold tea. The monitor started blaring the baby crying.

“Come on, darling,” said Peggy, “Freddie’s awake now. Let’s go out; try and get our mind off things.” She swiftly ran upstairs and returned holding her little man in one hand, the changing bag in the other.

Driving through the village and up into the valleys, Peter said nothing, simply staring at a spot on the window. His lack of interest in food left him feeling empty and sluggish. A feeling that complemented his mood since finding out. Continue reading

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Portraying Jack
June 9, 2014, 1:52 pm
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ImageMore from my Future Learn course:

Experiment with different ways of portraying your character, in line with the suggestions made by Novakovich.

Writing in the third person (using ‘he’ or ‘she’), try each of the four different ways outlined below, either in one or two continuous pages, or in four separate paragraphs:

  1. Make a summary of what the character is like.
  2. Show them through appearance.
  3. Show them through a habitual or repeated action.
  4. Finally, show them through a speech in a scene.

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