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Writing a Short Story

Year 6 English
by

gillian MADDEN

on 18 June 2012

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Transcript of Writing a Short Story

WRITING
A
SHORT
STORY
Ways to start new paragraphs
COMPLICATION
The
middle
of the story
Writing a Short Story
RESOLUTION
Ending a story
ORIENTATION
The beginning
Change of
Setting
- move the action to another place.
Time
- move on a different time of day.
Person
- introduce a new character.
Event
- something new happens.
MAKE AN IMPACT
RIGHT FROM THE START

MAKE THE
OPENING DRAMATIC

TAKE THE READER
STRAIGHT IN

CAPTIVATE
YOUR READER



4 different ways to start

1. Describe the character/s (1 or 2).
2. Set the scene (1 main place).
3. Start with action
4. Use dialogue.
Think of it as a pattern
Idea or event
A problem
A minor resolution
A new problem
Another minor resolution
Keep the reader's attention
by creating tension or suspense.
Remember -

you need to start a new paragraph when something changes
This is really important!
Draw all the threads together
This may include a
SURPRISE
or
TWIST
Resolve any conflict
Complete the telling of events
Ways to end a story
Conclusion -
draw to an end all the events

Cliff-hanger
- leave the reader in suspense, wondering what will happen next.

Reflective
- narrator/character thinks about what has happened in the story
Story Openings
Try to make it happen within an hour or a day
By Gillian Madden
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