Short Stories - Megan

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<ul><li> 1. Short Stories: Because reading and writing is good for your brains, and possibly also for your skin.</li></ul> <p> 2. The Rules: A Short Story Should 3. 4. What is in a Short Story? </p> <ul><li>A storyline or plot what happens? </li></ul> <ul><li>Point of view who is telling the story? </li></ul> <ul><li>The characters who is involved in the plot? </li></ul> <ul><li>The setting when and where? </li></ul> <ul><li>A theme a message about life </li></ul> <p> 5. Identifying the Theme </p> <ul><li>1. Analyze and understand the main character </li></ul> <ul><li>2. Figure out the conflict it will always involve the main character (with self, others, society or nature) </li></ul> <ul><li>3. Decide how the conflict is resolved did good triumph over evil?What is implied? </li></ul> <ul><li>4. Make a generalization what do the above three aspects imply to us about life? </li></ul> <p> 6. Theme </p> <ul><li>Is the larger vision of life that the story seems designed to convey </li></ul> <ul><li>In other words, its the message about life that the writer wants to share </li></ul> <ul><li>All bits and pieces of the story should be based off of the theme </li></ul> <p> 7. Why do Writers Write? </p> <ul><li>To entertain </li></ul> <ul><li>To inspire questioning and thinking </li></ul> <ul><li>To take a position or share an opinion </li></ul> <ul><li>To push a reader to feel </li></ul> <p> 8. Write for Me </p> <ul><li>Your name </li></ul> <ul><li>Your thoughts on reading and writing </li></ul>