Presentation on theme: "A How to Guide Molinelli/Vitti English IV. Identify your experience (use mantra exercises to guide you) Why is this experience meaningful for you? Identify."— Presentation transcript:
Identify your experience (use mantra exercises to guide you) Why is this experience meaningful for you? Identify plot pieces Rework your story until it is so clear that the reader feels that he/she was actually there
Characters/Conflict/Situation Universal Theme- How can all people relate? Moral- What did you (and the reader) learn?
1 st person point of view (use I) Include sensory details Plot structure -Exposition -Rising Action -Climax -Falling Action -Resolution
Exposition- How did the story start? Rising Action- What happened before the big moment? Climax- The big moment! Falling Action- What happened after the big moment? Resolution- What did you learn? How did the story end?
Do not rush! Use descriptive language! Make the reader feel like he/she was there! Write using your own voice