Re-writes

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Old stories are the best, as Shakespeare knew.

You cannot copy them directly, of course, but you can re-work, re-version and re-invigorate them.

Exercise

• re-create a scene from a TV drama

• choose any mass-market novel at random, read the opening, decide what the writer was trying to achieve and improve it

• write your own version of a scene from a fairytale

Source: 365 ways to get you Writing, Jane Cooper, How to Books, 2012