3 RemindersYou will NOT earn credit for any annotations until I have your signed consent form! Zeros will be entered into the gradebook with NO RECOURSE! Don’t forget ASD if you have it!
4 Narrative Writing: Plot What is plot?Events in a storyWhat is the purpose of plot?Move reader toward turning point (climax)Develop conflictDevelop characterDevelop themes
5 Plot Elements Exposition Introduction to setting, character, conflict Promises are madeRising ActionBuild suspenseFulfill promise(s)ClimaxTurning pointResolutionTie up loose endsConclusionLast event
6 Making Promises Event: A guest at a fancy party is murdered. Promise: A hunt to find the killer will ensueA monster escapes a top-secret laboratory.Promise: It will commit horrific acts until it is stopped.Event: A boy sits next to the cute girl in class; they exchange shy smiles.Promise: They will become a couple.
7 Fulfilling PromisesOnly promises you intend to keep – every scene should progress toward fulfilling them.Plot threads – different promises progressing simultaneously – main plot plus subplotsFinding Nemo Plot Threads:Adventure plot – Marlin's journeyRelationship plots – Marlin and Nemo's father-son relationship; Marlin and Dory's friendshipHeist/escape plot – Gil's goal
9 Choose a PremiseA guy loses his briefcase at the mall and is trying to find it.A woman is hiking in the wilderness and thinks she hears someone stalking her, but isn't 100% sure if it's just her imagination or not.A boy finds a watch on the side of the road, but the watch is running backwards.A soldier returns home from Afghanistan on Halloween.A little league game gets interrupted by tornado sirens going off.
10 Planning Your StoryName: Premise: Main Plot: Subplot: Plot Map: