The BBC is running a competition called My Story in which the winning stories will be made into a TV series. The top five will be published in a book and most of the entries will make their way onto the BBC web site.
NCS tutor, Joanna Howard, may be able to give you some help in crafting a winning entry. Have a look at her course, Your Story – Writing a Life, which can guide you in writing your unique personal story. A few lessons with Jo and you could be writing a BBC TV episode.
Science Fiction writer, editor and journalist, Ben Bova credits his early practical training in High School and local newspapers as giving him the solid grounding in writing style and work ethic which shaped his career. Bova was given his first break by his English teacher who put him to work on the school paper. He was later to apply that experience to studying for his journalism degree and working on the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is best known to fans of science fiction as the editor of Analog and author of many books such as Maxwell’s Demons, Mars and Titan. He also co-wrote the story for George Lucas’ film THX 1138.
“An egg is always an adventure.”
If I’m stumped for a word, a meaning, am looking for a quote, or I just want some good advice on writing, one of the first places I visit on the web is AskOxford. Not only can you find definitions but there is a source of quotes, a thesaurus if you are struggling to find just the right word, and a list of new words that have appeared recently.
Go visit: www.askoxford.com
Here’s your NCS Nano-task:
Visit this site and
1: Find out who is the author of the quote at the top of this item
2: Which part of the human anatomy is the “bahookie”
Answers as a comment here!