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  • 1. Short Stories: Because reading and writing is good for your brains, and possibly also for your skin.

2. The Rules: A Short Story Should 3. 4. What is in a Short Story?

  • A storyline or plot what happens?
  • Point of view who is telling the story?
  • The characters who is involved in the plot?
  • The setting when and where?
  • A theme a message about life

5. Identifying the Theme

  • 1. Analyze and understand the main character
  • 2. Figure out the conflict it will always involve the main character (with self, others, society or nature)
  • 3. Decide how the conflict is resolved did good triumph over evil?What is implied?
  • 4. Make a generalization what do the above three aspects imply to us about life?

6. Theme

  • Is the larger vision of life that the story seems designed to convey
  • In other words, its the message about life that the writer wants to share
  • All bits and pieces of the story should be based off of the theme

7. Why do Writers Write?

  • To entertain
  • To inspire questioning and thinking
  • To take a position or share an opinion
  • To push a reader to feel

8. Write for Me

  • Your name
  • Your thoughts on reading and writing