So today we are reminded that there is no right or wrong in creative writing (although my ever expanding rejection spreadsheet says otherwise!).
We all take part in a group activity on frequently used themes such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The story has been used again and again, with numerous film adaptations such as West Side Story. I managed two story ideas based on this theme in about 15 minutes.
So why are love stories like Romeo and Juliet so popular?
Possibly because they have character and stories with which we can all relate.
Is character more important than plot?
- Plot is the foundation
- Characters can grow because of the plot but they drive the plot on.
Castle – Channel 5
Homework: Think of the most interesting person you have met and write a few lines of potted biography about that person.
Here is mine:
This person is a successful British comedian, writer, actor, artist, DJ and musician. This person was born in 1973 in Westminster, London and grew up in Parsons Hill, South London. This person has a unique style and a wacky sense of humour. This person is a keen artist and loves shopping in Camden.
From this we can collect different elements from different characters to see who or what we can create as a group. I'm really looking forward to this next week. Oh and who was I talking about...
Mr Luxury Comedy himself: Noel Fielding