Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsNarrator: What is fiction? Fiction is all about characters. Writing - trying to find and create characters - can be full of surprises; a person's imagination is a powerful force.

Skip to 0 minutes and 26 secondsStart Writing Fiction will help you to make the best use of what you already have - and what you know.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsYou'll be able to draw on your own experiences, and what you've read - your observations and imagination, your language and ideas.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 secondsYou'll come to discover - as you start to create stories - the best rules and lessons for you, the best ways for you to create characters - the best way for you to write.

What is fiction?

Fiction is all about characters. Make the best of everything you already have and know – your unique ‘material’ and ‘equipment’ for creating characters:

  • your experiences (including your reading experiences)
  • your memories and personal history
  • your feelings and desires
  • your language, imagination, observations and ideas.

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