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CREATIVE EXPRESSION 1: SHORT STORY How to Unleash Your Creativity onto The Pages

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Creative expression 1: Short story How to Unleash Your Creativity onto The PagesCreative Expression?

A creative expression is a process which allows you to put forward your personal ideas and opinions in a creative manner.

At the end of the process, you will have a creative product as the result of the aforesaid process.

Creative response as a medium of Creative Expression

Creative response necessitates you to respond to an event, phenomenon, text, story, or an issue in an imaginative way using a medium of your choice.

At the end of the process, your response would be in the form of a creative product. Examples of creative responseShort StoryNovella & NovelMemeSongSkit, Sketch, Role Play & PlaySpoken Word Performance Poetry & Digital PoetryVideo Response

Example 1: mEME

Fan fiction

Digital poetry

Short Story as a form of Creative ResponseShort story is one of the popular forms of creative response. Usually, when writing a short story as a creative response, the writer will change the original story to suit the writers imagination and preference. The amount of change as well as the elements changed differ from one writer to another.

ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORYPlot SettingThemeCharacterPoint of ViewConflict

Element 1: plotA plot is the events that make up a story. These events relate to each other in a pattern or a sequence.There are 5 elements in a plot:

EXPOSITIONIntroduce: 1. Main characters 2. Place e.g. outer space, village, Malaysia)3. Time e.g. medieval period, modern ageRISING ACTIONIntroduce:1. Supporting characters2. 1 or 2 conflictsCLIMAX1. Main conflict2. Most intense moment in the story-everything changes after the climaxFALLING ACTIONConflicts start to resolveRESOLUTION1. Main conflict is resolved2. Cliff hanger endings are allowed but the main conflict must be more or less resolved.Element 2: settingSetting mainly tells the readers the place(s) and time which serve as the backdrop of a story. It may also include weather, culture and social conditions.Element 3: characterMainMinorProtagonist (good)Antagonist (bad)Element 4: themesThe theme of a story is what the author is trying to conveyIt is also the controlling idea of a story. Short stories often have just one main theme and can have a few sub-themes. Element 5: point of viewPoint of view is the perspective from which a story is told; the narrator's position in relation to the story.

Point of view may be first person (using pronoun I),third person (using pronoun- he/she/it or names; Feona)Element 6: conflictConflicts are essential to a plot because they add drama and excitement in a plot. There are two types of conflict:

Internal conflict: problems that the character has within himself/herselfMan vs Himself (pyschological) External conflict: problems that occur because of outside forcesMan Versus Man [between characters]Man versus Nature [stormy weather, jungle, tsunami]