Anyway, my next piece of university work to complete is a 3000 word short story. It had to be loosely linked to a field trip we took to the Bluecoat in Liverpool, so I have written about a typewriter that I saw in one of the exhibits. I have decided to write about God's typewriter (a little nifty invention in my head) and the various adventures that this typewriter has taken over it's years in existence, eventually landing in the arms of Stephanie Meyer and E.L. James as a result of one of God's drink and drug benders - so naturally it's a comedy based on a widespread belief that standards of literature are declining. I don't fully back this view myself but thought it would be an interesting way to show this perspective to an audience but in a slightly comedic way.
However I have never really tackled the task of writing a comedic story that still has purpose and actually functions as a story rather than the 500 word jokey stories that I normally write. So it's going to be a challenge, and if I get it wrong I could seriously mess up my mark. Is it worth it? I believe being a writer is about taking risks, so yes it's worth it. I just hope my mark reflects the effort that I'm putting into this assignment.
Personally, I am team typewriter all the way, C'MON TYPIE!