Week 4: Plotting Longer Fiction

Hi all,

Ever thought about writing a novel? I know, it’s not an easy thought. But what if you had a chance to plan one for a future time when you’ve unlocked your novelistic abilities (and aren’t laden down with uni work!)?. Most of you will have heard of National Novel Writing Month – the challenge where you write a 50,000 word novel in just … one month. While we won’t be aiming for anything like that, we think it will be interesting to see how you would go about planning for such a future project and what sort of individual writing exercises you can produce from this planning (that could branch off into other forms e.g. short stories or even poetry).

To make it fun and mix it up we will be doing group activities as well as individual writing. Bring your ideas, your pen and your paper and come along!

Also, it will be February next week which means it’s FLASH FICTION time! All the prompts will be uploaded on the Flash Fiction February page here on the blog, and from there you can access a form through which to submit your work. Limit is 750 words and you have to stick to the prompts. Submit as many as you like! Since it’s the first day, I’m releasing the prompts for 1st Feb early so get thinking – they are TECHNOLOGY, SHAKESPEARE and ECOLOGY. Interpret as you will!

Hope to see everyone on Tuesday,


3 thoughts on “Week 4: Plotting Longer Fiction

  1. Woman Working With Words January 28, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Hmm, interesting. I really like the idea of Flash Fiction February. I am going to have to rise to the challenge. Can anyone join in?

    • gucreativewritingsociety January 29, 2015 / 12:28 pm

      Absolutely! You don’t have to be an attending member – we are a pretty open society and want as much and as diverse work as possible :)

      • Woman Working With Words January 29, 2015 / 12:47 pm

        Great, I will definitely have a go. :)

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