Writing fiction is an opportunity to come up with creative and original ways of using language. You might find inspiration from your own experiences or from your imagination.
What should bookend your writing process?
Planning and proofreading
Sentences and paragraphs
What are the five-stages of a story?
Opening, describe setting, development, tension, resolution
Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
Hook, location, development, crisis, resolution
How do you decide when to begin a new paragraph?
Every eight lines
When you are changing time, place, topic or person
When you use a quotation
When would you use a one-sentence paragraph?
To create tension or highlight a moment of importance
To describe the main character
To end the story
How can you add variety to your sentences?
Use different descriptive techniques
Use different verbs used to describe the action
Vary the length or the ways you open your sentences
How can you make descriptive writing more vivid for your reader?
Include the senses
Use of sentence variety
Why is planning an important part of the writing process?
You can use it to proofread
It shows the reader that you know what you are doing
It helps you to prepare your ideas
What is the best way to make a plan?
Keep all your ideas in your head and hope you remember them
Write your ideas down in a mind map, bullet points or a table and refer to them as you write
Write your ideas down in a mind map, bullet points or a table and then ignore them
Which of the following literary devices could you use in your writing?
Simile, metaphor, alliteration
Verbs, adverbs, adjectives
Paragraphs, dialogue and sentences
Why is proofreading helpful?
You can check how many words you have written
If you finish early, you will still have something to do
When you read back over your work, you notice opportunities to improve your writing