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Why is it good to make a story plan?
it will help you write longer stories
it will make your stories more descriptive and atmospheric
it will make your stories easier to write
When planning a story it's a good idea to do what?
make rough notes
use your best pen and your best handwriting
use a pencil
At the beginning of a story it's a good idea to do what?
tell readers what's going to happen
give characters a problem to solve
use long, descriptive words
After introducing your characters at the beginning of the story, in the middle it's a good idea to do what?
introduce even more characters
change the scene a few times
describe what happens to your characters
Unless you are planning a sequel, at the end of a story it's a good idea to do what?
leave your readers guessing what happens to your characters
tell readers what happens to the characters
make sure the story gets more interesting
A story plan should include what?
a note of what all the characters are like
a detailed description of all the characters
your character's dialogue
Why is it important to get the atmosphere right at the beginning of a story?
so you don't have to use descriptive language all the way through
so readers get the feel of your story early on
so readers don't have to read the whole story
How can you become a good writer?
get someone else to write your stories for you
read lots of books and think about what's special about the ones you like
copy other people's stories
Why is it a good idea to read your own stories through?
to spot mistakes and problems so you can fix them
to make you feel happy that you are such a great writer
to make you want to write shorter stories
What does 'rewriting' a story mean?
that you are a useless writer
to start again from scratch
to improve on what you already had