1. Writing Prompt: For 10 minutes, write a story about the picture below:
Writing Prompt Rules (please follow these for each writing prompt I give you this quarter as we will continue doing these as openers to flex your creativity):
- Make up a story using the prompt
- Write for the entire 10 minutes
- Don't worry about perfection, but see what comes to mind when you see or think of the prompt or picture
- These are meant to get your creative ideas going since this quarter will be all about creative writing
- Any genre or point of view goes! Want to write this as poetry? A script? A journal entry? Science fiction? Fantasy? Really, anything goes! Don't worry about it, just write.
- Write a one-sentence summary of what this story is about.
- What moment of action is used to introduce the character?
- What do you learn about the main character explicitly and implicitly? Be specific.
- What does the character want?
- What is preventing them from getting what they want?
- What is at stake in this story?
- What is one significant detail that stood out to you?
- What made you connect with this character?
- What question(s) do you have after reading?
4. Show and Tell:
- Write down two instances where the author of your story tells you something about the character or plot.
- Write down two instances where the author shows you something about the character or plot.
Which is stronger? Showing or telling? How?
How does both showing and telling have a place in stories?
5. Brainstorm ideas for a flash fiction story you could write. It can be completely made up or about a person or event from your life. Again, any genre (realistic, speculative, mystery, horror, science fiction, fantasy, romance) or mix thereof goes
- Summarize your idea in 3-5 sentences.
- What is the purpose of your story?
- What are you trying to tell your reader with it?
6. Exit Ticket Journal Prompt: If you could go back in time and give your younger self some words of advice, what would you tell yourself and why?
For your exit tickets for the next little while, I will give you journaling prompts. Please write about these for at least 5-10 minutes. A lot of them are geared towards reflection and self care, which is really important, especially during the stressful times we live in.
- Writing Prompt
- Flash Fiction Definition
- Brady Dennis notes
- Flash fiction story idea
- Exit Ticket