Help me study for my English class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
This project will be fun! After reading The Time Machine (attached for reference), we want you to create your own short story. It should contain all of the elements of a short story including exposition, rising action, climax, resolution, and falling action or denouement.
Your story must include some element of time travel. You are allowed to move forward or backward in time. You may write in the first person or in the third person. However, you need to make your choice consistent throughout your story.
Your story needs to reflect that you spent a significant amount of time crafting it. You are aiming to turn in a completely polished piece of writing. You are writing to entertain!
For your reference a short story is generally no shorter than 1000 words and no longer than 20,000 words. Aim for a word length within those parameters.
Your completed short story will be graded using the 6+1 Traits rubric contained in the Orientation Unit of this course.
Follow the steps below for creating an entertaining story.
Step One: Finding an Inspiration
Step two: Discovering Your Characters
Step four: Plotting out the Plot
Step five: Selecting the Point of View
Step six: Drafting the story
Step seven: Revising and Editing
Step eight: Publishing your story
When you finish drafting, you will be tempted to throw your hands in the air and walk away triumphant, but you haven’t even run the race yet. The most important part of writing is revising. Revising is not quickly reading over your text, changing a couple words, and calling it a day. REVISING IS RETHINKING! See attached checklist for revising steps.
The actions of revising are: ADDING REMOVING MOVING CHANGING
Revise by reading your story out loud and really listening to it. Ask others to read your story and give you feedback as well.