Articles8 Articles from the channel 'Magical Worlds With Harry Potter'

Create a Monster Character!

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Create a Monster Character!

Have you ever wanted to play Dr Frankenstein and create your own monster, at least on the page anyway? We invite you to flex your monster muscles and introduce your own monstrous creation into your fanfiction stories to share here on Mixital!

Monsters are a regular feature of many sci-fis and magical worlds. The introduction of a new monster is really the introduction of a new character which the audience will get to know over time and which introduces all sorts of creative opportunities for writers! 

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How To Evoke A Sense of Place

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How To Evoke A Sense of Place

Part of bringing a fictional world alive is in creating the world you imagine for your readers. Try including a great description of a place in your next piece of writing.

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Debbie Moon's Five Rules For Creating A Magical World

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Debbie Moon's Five Rules For Creating A Magical World

Wolfblood author Debbie Moon shares her five rules for creating a magical world with us.

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Getting Started With Harry Potter-Style Stories

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Getting Started With Harry Potter-Style Stories

When you've got a story you want to publish there's just a couple of further things to think about.

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Philip Pullman’s Five Tips For Writing

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Philip Pullman’s Five Tips For Writing

Author of over twenty novels, Philip Pullman has been writing for most of his life. Throughout that time, he's collected a few tips and tricks. Here are five such tips to help you get writing!

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How to write a script: Beginnings

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How to write a script: Beginnings

Getting the story started means hooking the audience's attention immediately and hitting the ground running. This doesn't mean an action sequence it means starting the story straight away by showing characters in action and by showing who the characters are by what they do.

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Introduce a Character

Introduce a Character

At BBC Writersroom we've created seven top tips for writing powerful scripts. You can see them here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/script-gym

At the heart of every good script, of course, are the characters. Characters bring your story to life, they suck your audience in and give voice to your narrative.

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Bring A Place Alive

Bring A Place Alive

There are some pieces of writing where the location is so evocative it's almost like a silent, ever-present character. 

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