• 1. True Purpose

    “Why are we doing this?”

    You start with a rough idea:
    Create an idea for a collaborative short story or flash fiction.
    The goal of this phase is to find a clear, concise purpose for our writing:</small>

    The purpose of collaborating for this project is to collectively understand the creative writing process. How to determine characters, settings, plot, and other literary actions.

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  • Think broad and dig deep

    1. Define the “So what?”
    2. How will your plot devices evoke questions thoughts and discussions among your readers?
  • Check in With Your Concerns

    What are some elements of every short story?

  • Outlining

    Before we begin our writing, we need to formulate an outline that will serve as an effective reference while during our creative process.

  • Beginning

    What characters will be introduced?
    What setting or settings have we established?
    What is our theme or controlling idea

    Middle

    How are the characters (or character) interacting with one another or is there an internal conflict?
    What is our conflict?

    Ending

    How is conflict resolved? Is it resolved?
    How does our rising action lead up to the climax of our story?
    Does our reader still have questions?

  • Dwelling Deeper and Polishing the Details

    What themes are we provoking in our story?
    Plot devices?
    What are we evoking from the reader?
    Word choice
    Imagery
    Character Development
    Does our tone interrelate with a targeted audience?
    How are we allowing the reader to relate and understand?

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