Coffee break exercise: Films

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Take inspiration from your favourite movies for this week's creative writing exercise

 

Take inspiration from your favourite movies for this week's creative writing exercise

Set the timer for three minutes and jot down the titles of any films you’ve seen more than once. Choose one of them. Set the timer for five minutes and write down a brief outline of the plot. (You can do this as a series of bullet points). What genre is the film? Is this what you usually write?

For the remaining time, free-write some ideas for your own story, using the film outline as inspiration. Who is your main character? What do they most want at the beginning of the story?

 

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