Hello Evereyone, Been a while since I was on here browsing and in the meantime I signed up to a creative writing course. Does anybody have any positive experiences of these courses? I have an assignment due in next week but despite having lots of notes ready, I think the cursed writer's block has hit me and I'm intimidated by the blank page. I have 500 words to play with, so it's a mini-story; where the central character is a child and written from the child’s narrative point of view (using ‘I’), and in the past tense. Paying attention to the kind of language a child might use; and to the observations particular to a child. The setting: a busy city street, where something has just happened, before the story actually begins. I need to incorporate some dialogue. I thought I would relish the creative challenge but I'm so out of practise and just froze. Any tips for getting started?