Presentation on theme: "WRITE A SHORT STORY Edge pp. 471-482 Wilson. SHORT STORIES Short stories are narratives about imaginary people, places, and events. Writers use vivid."— Presentation transcript:
SHORT STORIES Short stories are narratives about imaginary people, places, and events. Writers use vivid details and dialogue to bring the characters and conflicts to life.
SHORT STORY FORM 2 or more characters: protagonist and antagonist Protagonist faces a conflict; leads to complications The plot (sequence of events) rises to the climax (turning point) The conflict is resolved
INTERIOR MONOLOGUE Along with dialogue, a writer may use interior monologue, passages that let readers “hear” the characters thoughts.
ANALYZE A PROFESSIONAL MODEL Turn to p. 473 in your Edge textbook. Read Please Stand By. Look for ways the writer builds suspense. What was the surprise ending?
WRITING PROMPT Write a suspenseful story with a surprise ending. Make sure you include: Characters’ actions, dialogue, and interior monologue A beginning, middle, and end Rising action, climax, and falling action A surprise ending
PREWRITE Found on pp. 474-475 in Edge: Choose your topic Clarify the audience, theme, and purpose Gather supporting details Organize the plot Complete your writing plan worksheet (example p. 475)
WRITE A DRAFT Follow your Writing Plan and plot diagram to get your ideas down on paper. Introduce the conflict in the FIRST paragraph (EXPOSITION). Then: add events and details that intensify the conflict (RISING ACTION) Next: show how events lead to a turning point (CLIMAX) Lastly: show how events (FALLING ACTION) lead to a surprise ending (RESOLUTION)
REVISE YOUR DRAFT Read your work carefully. Make sure your ideas about characters, conflict, plot, and other details progress in a logical way (the order makes sense). Use transitions words (then, next, furthermore). Use the rubric on p. 479 to evaluate your organization. Use the checklist on p. 480 to revise your rough draft.
PEER EDIT Read your partner’s short story. Use editing marks for punctuation, capitalization, and paragraph form. Make note of: Any part that is confusing Any place where something seems to be missing Anything that the reader does not understand
FINAL COPY Type your final draft or write a neat copy by hand. 12 point font Double spaced Title Heading Due Tuesday 11/26!