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    Help!!!!
    hi,
    need some help on original writing, i have no idea were to start o rwhat to write about or, how to write it!!

    please help me!
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    for best results choose a topic that you're interested/emotionally involved in.
    choose characters and settings with words to define each. (eg. character called 'emma' = dull, introverted. that sorta thing.)
    you need a story line - beginning, middle, end. this includes an introduction to the characters, setting and story, a problem, climax and solution.
    this is just a basic outline to get started... then start writing using what you've already thought up.
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    Its been a while since ive done GCSE but could you write your opinion on something in the news?

    if so why not the M.J situation . everyones got something to say on that matter
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    I had to write a story with as little dialogue as possible. I did a place in different seasons. A lot of my class did childhood memories like breaking bones, holidays etcetera.
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    Do ANYTHING you want!
    I wrote my essay twice. The first time was relatively generic (although not all that much, tbh), the second time I made it much more... original :rolleyes:
    The second time, I got full marks. The difference was a passion about what I was writing and, also, it was written in year 11 as opposed to the other in 10 (that helped!). As long as there's a fair amount of narrative, a TON of description and, ideally, a strong message/idea behind it you'll do great methinks.
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    ive worked out what to wtite.. but not how to start it - oops!! thanks for the help!!!
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    I always leave the opening few sentances (and the title) till the end then see how you think it would be best started. I've always been a fan with starting or finishing with a quote tho that has become somewhat a cliche recently.
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    Our teacher got us started by giving everyone a picture and having everyone describe it, then giving us another picture, then another, until we got the hang of it. We then went away, chose our own pictures, and described them. We then all used that as a starting point for a story, or just extended the description.

    For example, I used this image from deviantart:
    http://arcipello.deviantart.com/art/...r-Lost-1453910

    Someone else did one a bench in the park, then described all the people who went to the bench in a day. Another person found a picture of a guy alone on a beach and went from there.
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    I suggest you do something like a horror story. The coursework is not about what you write and they way you write it. A horror story allows you to add a lot of description and use a lot of the techniques you've developed since your early years. A lot of description is always good. I would keep dialogue to a minimum, the chances are you won't get many marks for it. With horror stories, you can also use short sentences etc to show tension as well as adding anti-climaxes.

    Description really is the key to success in this coursework!
 
 
 
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