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Learning experts tell us that it’s important to circle back and visit ideas over time. Here are some of the core techniques of fiction writers that we have worked with this year!

Objective: Use indirect characterization to show what a character is like!

  1. STEAL a New Kid (JF):  A new kid walks into class. Create a scene of at least 1500 characters which shows us (not tells us) what the new kid is like! Hint: Reveal what that character is like using “indirect characterization” by giving your readers the STEAL clues: Speech, Thoughts, Effect on Others, Actions, Looks. (Use paragraph breaks, punctuate dialogue normally, etc.). <1000+ characters>
  2. Comment on your favorite STEAL a New Kid post, explaining what specifically makes it so great… <300+ characters>

 

Objective: Develop an important moment using detailed description, stretching out action, thoughts, feelings, etc..

  1. The Monster Attacks! (JF): You are going through an ordinary day when suddenly, out of nowhere, a monster attacks you. Bring the scene to life using play-by-play action, zoom-in description, thought shots, and dialogue! (Use paragraph breaks, punctuate dialogue normally, etc.). <1000+ characters>
  2. Comment on your favorite The Monster Attacks! post, explaining what specifically makes it so great… <300+ characters>
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