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Use Your Creativity to Write

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  1. Use Your Creativity to Write Creative Writing Workshop Presented by Emily Reynolds & GayanaKrnatyan

  2. Questions • What colour / object is the music associated with? • What does it make you feel like doing? • Does it remind you of a special occasion, event, person or situation?

  3. Quote “You need your broccoli to write well. It means when you don’t know what to do, when you don’t know whether your character would do this or that, you get quiet and try to hear that still small voice inside. It will tell you what to do.”   Anne Lamott (Author of “Bird by Bird”)

  4. Discussion • What is creative writing? - The definition

  5. The Definition • It is any writing – fiction or non-fiction – that goes outside the bounds of normal, professional, journalistic, academic and technical forms of literature. • It is a form of artistic expression, which draws on the imagination to convey meaning.

  6. Why is it important? – The Impact

  7. The Impact • Students make an attempt to connect between their own lives, attributes and imagination and the material they study. • It facilitates collaborative writing and learning. • It encourages and develops students’ imagination • It teaches them persuasiveness and discipline. • It teaches them to write better summaries and conclusions in the field of academics.

  8. The Impact • Students put forth their thoughts and feelings effectively. • Students use their imagination and abstract ideas to interpret the information effectively. • Students widen their horizon and think open-mindedly. • Students recognise and assess their assumptions, implications and practical consequences. • Students’ written communication becomes effective.

  9. The Impact • It can be used as a therapy. • It helps practise grammar skills. • It teaches them to understand the great works of countless poets and writers.

  10. How can we apply it in our classroom? Using NLP (Nuero Linguistic Programming) in the classroom, such as: • Writing with music, arts and miming • Writing collaborative narratives • Using humanistic activities

  11. What do you think was written in the message in the bottle?

  12. Web sites: • www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/neuro-linguistic-programming-elt • www. etseverywhere.com • www.engrish.com • www. creativewriting.com/lesson-plans/ • http://bogglesworldesl.com/creativewriting.htm

  13. Question “What would you write about if you were writing your autobiography?”

  14. Lemon Writing • Name your lemon • If you were a lemon, where would you have been born? • If you were a lemon, what experiences would you have had before arriving in this workshop? • If you were a lemon, how might those experiences have shaped your personality? • Describe your lemon, noting down its characteristics and determining what makes it different from other lemons you have seen.

  15. What is the similarity between the group of lemons and you as a group? How are people in this workshop like you, but different as well? • What is the meaning behind this activity? Is there a moral to the story?

  16. The concept of “Lemon Writing” • Although each lemon is similar to other lemons, each has markings and characteristics that make it an individual; despite these differences, they are equally lemons. • Each of us is an individual one of a kind; there are no duplicates of any of us. Even identical twins have different fingerprints.

  17. Thank you for your participation The End