As you know, we are combining our study of the novel Of Mice and Men with a creative writing course, culminating in a piece of original writing of your own.
Your actual writing task will be the first chapter of a series of books for young adults about a world where the economy has broken down and the shops are empty.
However, the mock task is below and I’d like you to plan the opening chapter for the first book in the series.
Imagine your protagonist (main character) is taken from another book series, set 12 months before the total breakdown of the economy when petrol is being rationed, people are being encouraged to grow their own food, the police have been given extra powers and are armed, a curfew is in place and immigrants are being expelled from Britain.
Use the planning sheet you were given in today’s lesson (there’s no need to complete the dialogue part yet). You will find an electronic version here.