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Does anyone clever (I know, it's a lot to ask of you lot) have a spark of inspiration that they could electronically send to me regarding my English Original Writing coursework?

The brief is:

Original writing.
Minimum 1,000 words.

That's it.

My two previous pieces of coursework have also been minimum 1,000 words and I went well over on both - getting an A for my first and at least an A on my second (Teach hasn't marked it yet).
  • Original writing... excuse my failing memory (mum's passed it on to me already it seems) but is that the one where you literally have to write about absolutely anything, at all, whatsoever?
    • s'right.
      Thats why she is stuck. They used to at least give us a starting point. Then again when there were so many dinosaurs around to write about it made it easier ;-)

    • Having to chisel the words into those stone tablets made it so much slower, too.
    • Ah yes... the really useless titles like "A walk in the country"... I managed a whole 4 sides of A4 on "a walk in the country" I seem to recall :-)
  • Go browse Deviant Tart and see if a random picture sparks an idea? :)
    • Great idea!

      Or open a dictionary or encyclopedia at random (or type a word into Google and try "I feel lucky", or use Google images) ...

      one of my favourites was to find three or four words at random and then try to fit them into a story ...

      ... e.g. escape monkey misanthrope telegraph ... and then write a story about an escaped monkey who meets up with a hermit who hates people and has been hiding away from them for years, but after the monkey shows that there is good in creatures, he decides to spend the rest of his life working in the jungle and only communicating back by telegraph ...

      ... here, have some random words

      (generated by the Random Word generator at http://www.zokutou.co.uk/randomword/ where there other tools, including the Emergency Novel Helper (word document) which is a matrix of ways of saving a novel when you've run out of ideas, are short 10,000 words, your main character is boring etc.)
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