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Friday, 16 March 2012

Topic Task - Week Twenty

Busy weeks are great, but busy weeks with a headache attached are no fun at all. Thankfully it is the weekend and all I have planned is writing, writing and more writing. Along with a lot of chilling out and relaxation. 

Last week I gave you a task to attempt writing a picture book. I hope you had a go and found it enjoyable. If you succeeded have you tested it out on your target market? Yes, I do mean have you read it to children to gauge their reactions. If they were engaged, it is probable that the text you have created would make a great picture book. So, have you sent it off? You don’t know where to send it. Okay, pick up a copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Year Book and do the research. A good place to start might be Little Tiger Press.

And on to this week’s topic task.

You have two options:

1.     A description of a vagrant. Remember to use all the senses. How do they walk, what do they have with them, are they perhaps not the sort of person you felt you would encounter living like this.
Once you’ve done this draw a story around the character.
2.     A deaf old lady lives next-door and has a dog that doesn’t stop barking. The problem is she is not a friendly little old lady. She is vicious with baggy tattoos and colourful language. Tell her story and solve the problem. Remember to use dialogue.

Call upon all the skills you have learnt and remember that life skills help with this kind of writing.

So what are you waiting for?

Get writing. 

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