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Transcript of Creative Writing
Why do people write?
to express themselves
to explain something
to make a point
to tell a story
to report what happened
to make someone else think about a problem or mystery
to make someone else scared
to invent a world and characters to go in it
to imagine what they would do in a situation
to share information with others
People write for many reasons. Here are just a few:
Keeps you organized
Improves writing skills
Safe way to express yourself
Brings your grades up
Lowers blood pressure
Benefits of Writing
Anyone can become a writer!
Practice makes perfect
Fix any mistakes AFTER
Have someone read your work
Carry a notebook or paper
For the next 5 minutes you are going to write without stopping! DO NOT STOP until I say so!
Jada Pinkett Smith
Grab some paper and ask me for a number between 1-15. Write as much as you can about the topic I give you using a genre(s) and style of your choice.
Fiction is a story that is created from your imagination. (Harry Potter, Hunger Games etc.)
Nonfiction is a true story about real people and real events. (Anne Frank)
Styles of Writing
Complex – Longer sentences & thorough as possible
Objective – State main points confidently and limited range of emotions
Full Words – No contractions or abbreviations
Third Person – Formal writing is not a personal writing style and doesn't use the first or second person point of view
Formal Writing Style
Colloquial – Spoken conversation (may include slang, very personal)
First (I/we) second (you/your) or third (he/she/it) person point of view
Simple – short sentences/ incomplete sentences or ellipsis (…) to make points
Contractions and Abbreviations – (I’m, doesn’t, couldn’t, it’s, TV etc.)
Empathy and Emotion
Types of Writers
Imagine a busy supermarket...
What can you see?
What can you hear?
How do you feel?
What are you buying? Why?
You see a person who makes you suspicious...
What does this person look like?
What are they doing that is suspicious?
They take some items from a shelf and hide them in their coat...
What are the items?
How do they take them?
How do you feel?
What do you do now?
How do you feel at the end?