• futurelearn: start writing fiction
  • bbc maestro: alan moore: storytelling
  • learning to sew
  • learning to draw

study log

august 22

09.08.22

  • watched: jed mercurio: writing drama for television (L18-26)
  • decided I'm going to rewrite killing eve because s3 and 4 were just.... lackluster and predictable. by s4 the driving force of the show had been written out in favour of random new characters that added nothing to the narrative and nothing previously established was delivered on. The story stagnated and then she died. It was like as soon as Villanelle had learnt something new she was punished...? Despite the whole narrative pointing towards a villain falling in love and changing herself for a "civilian", it was never delivered on. It was like this DExM saying NOPE YOU DIE NOW and then roll credits ?????????? What happened to my power couple that confess to one another through murder and stabbing and can survive gunshot wounds? FFS. Anyway that's why I'm rewriting it.

08.08.22

  • watched: jed mercurio: writing drama for television (L11-17)

07.08.22

  • watched: jed mercurio: writing drama for television (L5-10)

06.08.22

  • watched: jed mercurio: writing drama for television (L1-5)

05.08.22

  • brainstormed story ideas

04.08.22

  • brainstormed story ideas

july 22

30.07.22

  • wrote: fiction freewriting

29.07.22

  • wrote: fiction freewriting

27.07.22

  • read:/wrote: comic making process from various artists. copied notes

26.07.22

  • sketched: scene ideas

17.07.22 - 24.07.22

  • listened to: alan moore: storytelling (L23-34)

16.07.22

  • listened to: alan moore: storytelling (L16-22)

15.07.22

  • listened to: alan moore: storytelling (L13-15)
    • homework: 14: "Try rewriting some of your work in close third person, using free indirect discourse to hop between the minds and thoughts of different characters."

13.07.22

  • listened to: alan moore: storytelling (L6-12)
    • homework: l6: "Adjust the parameters on your favourite story and see if you can create something novel and progressive. Does changing the character, setting or time period by one notch spark something different? Try different combinations and see what possibilities you can come up with."
    • homework: l9: "Try writing the same paragraph in both the Attic and the Asiatic styles. Are there parts you like of either, or both? Now try combining them to get the best of both worlds."
    • homework: 10: "Analyse the meter of my poem, Old Gangsters Never Die. Mark the stresses as shown above and see what other literary techniques you can identify."
    • homework 11: "Try writing a paragraph or poem using only one vowel"

12.07.22

  • listened to: alan moore: storytelling (L1-5)
    • homework: "Read with an analytical eye. If you’re suddenly frightened, touched, or amused while reading, look back over the preceding pages or paragraphs and see how the writer has achieved that. This is one of the joys of being a writer that reads. Your own responses can teach you a lot about universal human responses. Then you can back-engineer them to find out how the writer got that response."
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