I mentioned that some time ago I have signed up for a course on creative writing with the Open University.

I've just dome my first assignment. This is what we were asked to do:

Write 500 words in the voice of a character telling a story either about him/herself or another person. Try to make the narrator come to life by showing their conversational style and mannerisms, what they find interesting or significant, what delights or annoys them, and so on. Post your story to the FirstClass conference for feedback.

My work is attached. It's a story called AN ACCIDENT. As a native speaker of English and an experienced writer I don't usually have problems with English grammar, but in this piece of writing I had very specific problems with the tense system. For the time being just read the story and I'll comment on my problems in my next blog.

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Hi Dave

A great first assignment! I had no idea what the story would be about from the title and took a few minutes break from my work typing away on my computer to have a read - and I'm glad I did - I enjoyed the story and it brought a bit of laughter to my morning (the dog even came in to see what all the noise was!).

Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading the next story from your course.

Kevan 

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