Recreations of original texts
One option in GCSE English Creative writing is to take a text in one form and rewrite in another. Find out how you can prepare for this type of creative writing exercise.
Recreations often start with a poem or a play: you then rewrite it in a different form, for example as a newspaper or magazine article.
What you are really doing is showing that you have thought deeply about the original text. You can do this by seeing things from a different point of view, or making confusing aspects of a poem much clearer.
Before writing a recreation you must understand the story told in the original. Stories are made up of three basic ingredients:
These ingredients will help to give you a basic outline of the original text. You will also need to understand the atmosphere of the text. This comes from emotional mood and physical descriptions.
Once you understand these elements of the original text, you can recreate it in a different form. To see how this process might work, there are two example tasks in this Revision Bite.
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