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Writing a Christmas story. A Christmas Story Step 1 We are all storytellers. And story is all around us. What is a TV show or a movie? What is a book?

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1 Writing a Christmas story

2 A Christmas Story Step 1 We are all storytellers. And story is all around us. What is a TV show or a movie? What is a book? What do you tell your teacher when you don’t do your homework?

3 A Christmas Story You can write a story about anything you want. What can you write a story about? What do you need to write a story? All you need are the basics. You wouldn't bake a cake without knowing the ingredients, right?

4 A Christmas Story There are three great secrets to creating a story Practice 2. Practice 3. Practice

5 A Christmas Story How to write a Story What should you keep in mind? 1.Structure 2.The Main Character(s) 3.Setting 4.Problem 5.Solution

6 A Christmas Story 1. Structure A story is like a closed circle. At times, it may even end where it begun. Story

7 A Christmas Story 2. Main Character When you start getting answers, you can draw a character web..

8 A Christmas Story Start by asking yourself some questions: 1. Who is your main character? 2. What does he/she like? 3. What is your character’s personality? 4. What does your character look like? Now let’s start the story. Answer the questions.

9 A Christmas Story 3. Setting Ask yourself these questions 1. Where does your story take place – in the North Pole, in Gijón, in a small cottage in the middle of nowhere, in Australia? 2. When does your story take place: past, present or future? Is it winter or summer? Now let’s answer these questions.

10 A Christmas Story 4. Problem The challenge your character must face and overcome.

11 A Christmas Story Ask yourself these questions 1. How does the main character finally solve the problem? 2. Does the story or character end up where it started?

12 A Christmas Story 5. Resolution How the character finally solve the problem?

13 A Christmas Story How to write a Story What should you keep in mind? 1. structure 2. character 3. Setting 4. Problem 5. Solution

14 Write a Christmas Story beginning as follows: It was/is the night before Christmas, … A Christmas Story

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