You will be turning your imaginative ideas into a fully-developed short story. The first writing assignment asked you to write a personal narrative about real events. This assignment asks you to make up another world. You will need to decide: In what place and time will your story occur? Who will inhabit your world? What kinds of characters will they be? How many of them will there be? How will they interact with each other? Will you write your story in first or third person? What events will take place during the course of your story and in what order? How will these events affect your characters? How will you reveal these details? What conflicts will there be and how will they be resolved? What message will your story communicate to your audience? The class will help you to make these decisions as we draft, review, and revise together.
Length requirement: 3-6 typed, double-spaced pages
Rough Draft #1: Wednesday, September 23rd
Rough Draft #2: Friday, September 25th
Final Copy: Tuesday, September 29th
I will be grading you on the items listed on the following rubric. Your use of description and a plot arc continue to be important. In addition, we will work on using dialogue and foreshadowing.