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Im struggling with Question 5. With a description its relatively ok to begin but as i progress i begin to lose ideas on what to write without repeating myself. I always plan descriptions however it begins to sound boring and lacklustre. With a narrative/story its difficult to write one without too much action and making it complicated, also its difficult to follow the story structure of beginning,climax and ending especially without a clear idea on what to write about and making it a normal sized story. If anyone had suggestions such how to revise these areas (or how they did it it) it would be greatly appreciated. Also i would like if anyone could recommend any descriptive books to read for inspiration. Thank You
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Honestly, I know you have heard it a thousand times, but you need to plan.
Not plan every word you are going to say but have a rough outline of what you say next so you don't reach the end of your story in with 20 mins left to go. Pick random topics and rather than writing out a creative piece, just plan it so you get into the habit of thinking of ideas quickly
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I would definitely recommend writing a description rather than a story. Students who try and write stories get flustered trying to develop a coherent beginning, middle and end. Students who focus on description tend to do better.

Some things you could do in your work:

- give an overview of the scene
- describe some key items in detail
- describe a person in detail
- describe any sounds and smells
- describe any memories that are conjured up
- describe any feelings and thoughts

And yes, as the above poster suggested: plan!
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You might find this interesting and useful:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.c...structure/amp/
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(Original post by Riyeria)
Honestly, I know you have heard it a thousand times, but you need to plan.
Not plan every word you are going to say but have a rough outline of what you say next so you don't reach the end of your story in with 20 mins left to go. Pick random topics and rather than writing out a creative piece, just plan it so you get into the habit of thinking of ideas quickly
How would one go about planning. i feel very much under pressure and stressed when planning the ideas do not flow to me as easily. I try not to repeat anything i previously mentioned however, ideas to write about begin dissolve quickly. I want to also improve my vocabulary but i have no idea where to start. If anyone has any suggestion on how they may have improved vocabulary and descriptive skill please comment.
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a simple plan that you can elaborate on would be to start with describing a setting, and then introduce a character. after, describe an event that takes place but don't make it too major. the smaller the action it is the easier it is to elaborate and show off your writing skills. then the final stage would be to link back to the setting. it's quite effective as you can easily outline what has happened in your story.
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(Original post by idonthaveaname12)
Im struggling with Question 5. With a description its relatively ok to begin but as i progress i begin to lose ideas on what to write without repeating myself. I always plan descriptions however it begins to sound boring and lacklustre. With a narrative/story its difficult to write one without too much action and making it complicated, also its difficult to follow the story structure of beginning,climax and ending especially without a clear idea on what to write about and making it a normal sized story. If anyone had suggestions such how to revise these areas (or how they did it it) it would be greatly appreciated. Also i would like if anyone could recommend any descriptive books to read for inspiration. Thank You
Does anyone have an example of a story they had written when they sat their exams
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