STUDENTS WRITE NOVEL IN A WEEK
A group of 11 students from Strode’s College, Egham, have, this week, written a novel . Planning for the novel started on the 20th June 2016 at 9am, when students were given a brief that identified a series of ‘ingredients’ that they must use within their story for example employing multiple narrators within the novel, and including two generations of the same family. Students also had to set the novel in three different locations and in some way celebrate diversity.
By 3pm on the 24th June, the novel was complete. The students who participated were Teminijesu Adeoye, Roxanna Batt-Brennan, William Cordell, Annabelle Detain, Becky Ford, Katie McCoy, Anna McVean, Alba Saur-Pacheco, Ben Walters, Lindsay Warner and Benjamin Wilkes. Titled ‘The Leather-Bound Sacrilege’, the novel is about a self-writing book and focuses on the main protagonist Anna, with flashbacks to various moments in time that include the book. The main protagonist’s storyline is set in modern day New York, whereas the flashbacks are set during the period of American slavery and the 12th century. The book is to be published on Amazon.
Students said that the week has given them a new perspective on writing, and they have enjoyed the process.
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