However not having insight is a more comfortable place to be than having it and knowing that you are ostracised on a daily basis and that people irrationally fear you. It eats away at your own confidence - So very poignant that the only place to be safe is in a place of containing madness because the general population has. Creative writing is more than just memorising a story you wrote during the year. Your story needs to be adaptable, so that it can fit different types of stimuli. The easiest way to do this is to focus on: an idea about belonging two or three characters a central conflict a setting 1. Playing with Languagem/2008/10/ml has a useful excercise for getting ideas started or improving a narrative you've already written. Look all over her blog for useful creative writing activities about belonging.
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Instead you could start with Rosa having an argument with the matron: "Just because our parents are dead, doesn't mean you can bully everyone in the orphanage, shrieked Rosa, hurling a book across the desk at Matron." gives us the same information bect gets right into the action. Most of this information won't come out in the story, but it is necessary, other wise she wouldn't get the details right to make a convincing story. The research is what allows her to take such an unusual approach to a cliched topic. (this helps create an appropriate atmosphere) Use metaphors and personification in your description (similes are for primary school students!) Unless you are a sci-fi or historical fiction addict, don't set your story in the future or the past (because it's more complicated than you think!) Use flashbacks if you want to set your story over a long period of time. ". Rosa lived in Sydney with her brother and sister. Their parents died in a terrible car accident when they were small, so they lived in an orphanage with an evil matron." sounds boring and primary school-ish. By the end of the story the conflict should be resolved (at least temporarily) and something has changed: A character has changed their point of view about something. An experience has ended or a new experience has begun.