onsdag 30 april 2014

How to write a short story

Wednesday, April 30
Finish your reading comprehension.
Watch the film below.
Start gathering ideas.
Write your logline

Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday May 8
Listening Test
Write your story.
Dead-line is on Wednesday May 14 - Write in a Google Drive document and share it with me: sarasv74@gmail.com

Everyone must have written a logline before Wednesday 7th of May.  When you have finished your logline, please - publish it as a comment here please:

We have worked with the short story The Great Satan. Now it is time for you to write you own short stories.

First of all watch this: ( I am afraid that it is in swedish but I have to admit: I didn't have time make one)

1. Find inspiration and gather ideas
Use www.padlet.com or a Google Drive document if you want to.

 If you don't know what to write about you can try doing this: ( If you already know what to write about you can skip this part and move on to step 2)
1. Write down 5 words (things)
2. Write down 3 places you like
3. Write down 3 things that you are afraid of
4. Write down 3 names of people you really dislike - famous people or not - it doesn't matter
5. Write down 3 names of people you really like - famous people or not - it doesn't matter

You have now made 5 lists with words - take a minute and underline one word from every list.
Use the underlined words and you have:

One thing that is important in your short story
a fear
an environment
a good character
an evil character

 2. Write a  “logline” by describing what happens in your short story with only one sentence. A logline is also very useful when you are writing a script for a film.

Your character + something that describes your character and environment + action + conflict

Here is an example:

A 17th Century tale of adventure on the Caribbean Sea where the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow joins forces with a young blacksmith in a gallant attempt to rescue the Governor of England's daughter and reclaim his ship.

Which film is it? 

Another example: 

 A young man and woman from different social classes fall in love aboard an ill-fated voyage at sea.

Which film is it?

When you think of our short story The Great Satan - what would the logline be?
Write you suggestions here please: http://thecolourofthehumanheart.se/our-short-stories/


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