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Avoir une écriture créative (17 juin)

Les cours Lumni - Lycée

Dans ce cours, les professeurs d'anglais Mélanie et Laurent proposent de s'exercer à l'écriture avec l'aide de David Gaffney et James Mark Miller, des auteurs de micro-fiction, des histoires ne dépassant pas les 150 mots.

Retrouvez le support de cours en PDF.

Les conseils pour écrire une micro-fiction

How can we write flash fiction?

  • Think about the premise of your story and then develop it into a plot. To do this: start with the end!
  • Focus on what the reader really needs to know about the character. Do not include too much description.
  • Create gaps that the reader will be able to fill.
  • Do not make the story too practical. Keep some poetic or figurative language.

 What makes this story "effective"?

  • It starts in medias res.
  • The focus is on the actions & emotions;
  • The verbs in the simple past move the story forward.
  • Short sentences and frequent line breaks increase the suspense.
  • The familiarity of the situation makes it relatable.
  • The repeated use of the  definite article "the" increases the reader’s allegiance.
  • There are gaps for the reader to fill.
  • The external narrator is omniscient.
  • The writer plays with the reader’s expectations.

Proposition d'activités

Writing workshop

He awoke in the night…

Use this opening line to write your own text

Step 1

Think about your ending

Step 2

Think about how you are going to get there: PLAN YOUR STORY

  • Choose a tone, the characters and the narrative voice, the next actions.
  • Introduce a problem.
  • Remember your ending.

Step 3

Start writing: CHOOSE YOUR WORDS

  • Picture the scene in your mind.
  • Mind your conjugation (preterite or past prefect).
  • Use precise words.

Step 4

Give a voice to your character through direct speech / indirech speech

  • Mind the punctuation.
  • Choose the right speech verbs / BE + ING to provide an explanation about an action.
  • Let the narrator speak for the character.

Step 5

Play with the reader’s expectations

  • Introduce a reveal

Step 6

End the story: surprise the reader

  • Let the reader reconsider the whole story & make their own interpretation.
  • Start a new line to increase the surprise.

Share your stories on Twitter & Instagram avec #flashfiction ou #englishfiction

Réalisateur : Didier Fraisse

Producteur : France tv studio

Année de copyright : 2020

Année de production : 2020

Année de diffusion : 2020

Publié le 17/06/20

Modifié le 17/06/20

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