Practice makes perfect and creating a draft is your first step towards a great story. Learn how to draft your writing with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
Word choices can bring your characters and settings to life. Learn how to use language for effect with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
Writers shape their stories in order to create an emotional response in the reader.
Your story's first lines should grab the reader's attention. Learn how to engage the reader in the opening paragraph with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
Similes and metaphors add flavour to your fiction by making evocative, sometimes surprising comparisons. Learn how to use linguistic devices with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
Atmosphere and setting are important components of all creative writing. Writers often show atmosphere through implicit meanings. Setting is the place and time the story occurs.
Dialogue makes a story engaging, if you make it clear who's speaking. Learn how to structure and punctuate direct speech in fiction writing.
Sometimes you may want to flesh out a short sentence, in order to add more detail or meaning. Learn how to write complex sentences with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
Conjunctions can link two ideas, contrast them or show cause and effect. Learn how to link ideas in writing with BBC Bitesize 3rd level English.
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