Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Research Methods Module Week 7

Achievements this week:

  • Did some pace, voice and character exercises from Writing Children's Fiction
  • Continued free writing as a way of getting story going
  • Finished Freddie's character chart
  • Made a timetable for completion of CW2
  • Added creative work/research completed onto blog as a 'log'

  • Read a lot more of Writing Children's Fiction
  • Kept reading The Graveyard Book 
  • Read and made notes on section of Introduction to Children's Literature

Plans for next week:

  • Character development
  • Plot
  • Add creative work/research completed onto blog as a 'log'
  • Free Writing, continuing with chapter 1 and 2 
  • Prepare for tutorial- be ready to talk about the work I've been doing in terms of character and plot etc- put some things on the wiki for discussion


  • Finish reading Writing Children's Fiction!
  • Finish reading The Graveyard Book
  • Research focus on exercises for development of character, especially regarding voice and dialect and how each character talks.
  • Look at dialect in The Secret Garden and its limitations for children.
  • Plot development exercises and techniques  
  • Read prep for guest speaker next week

  • Start sorting notes (duplicating) into subject matter to make them easier to refer to- dissertation question, plot, character 

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