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The Tree with the Vermilion Leaves

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5 responses

  1. Lee, I love the way that you absorb the reader into the setting of the story…How do you do it??? I work with a lot of schools where the young people’s life experience is limited and they find it difficult to write descriptively or imaginatively about anything that they haven’t experienced. One of my schools has addressed this by creating engaging experiences within the classroom, for example when they work on their Egypt topic they take the children into the school cellar which becomes a mummy’s tomb complete with mummified teacher who comes back to life!
    How do you write about situations/locations etc that you haven’t experienced first hand… hints, tips, strategies please! Would be really interested to have a writers insight on this one. Also I would love it if you wanted to contribute this story to We Found Art, it’s perfect!

    10/05/2011 at 10:16 am

  2. I usually find it’s what you don’t write that makes a great stories. That way people use the images they have in their own head to fill in the blanks.

    Most of the imagery for my stories comes from dreams I have had so I don’t have a geat deal of trouble imagining places I have never been to. In most cases I have been to them in my sleep.

    10/05/2011 at 4:32 pm

  3. Paul

    A worthy distraction from planning my lessons Lee.I have to agree with Katie there is a strong sense of being transported elsewhere.I think the visual description of the man draws the reader in before you move into the narrative which unfolds beautifully.I wrote quite a few short stories a few years ago and did a creative writing course at Birkbeck.I would be interested in submitting something to either of your sites.

    11/05/2011 at 9:10 am

    • Thanks for your comments Paul. I would be really interestd in seeing some of your writing. For the moment I am using this site as a creative sketchpad for my writing which provides a way of getting feedback, good or bad. I know there are sites where you can submit work and if you do publish something, let me know and I’ll be happy to provide a link on the facebook page Supernova1987a Now working on a new story that explains the name of the blog site for all the new followers.

      11/05/2011 at 3:59 pm

  4. Reblogged this on supernova1987 and commented:

    Another story from 2011. How far would you go for even a remote possibility of a dream coming true?

    28/03/2013 at 5:02 pm

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