GET IT TOGETHER on Saturday

 


Got plenty of writing? Here are a few things to do to help put your piece together.


Tips to GET IT TOGETHER

1. Write one paragraph that tells what your story is about. Include motivation of the characters, where does it take place, what is the conflict?


2. Distill this to two sentences about the story.


What is the circumstance? What is the struggle/the obstacle?


3. Find one word that defines the tale “Wisteria” “Cockfight” “Sassafras”.


4. Choose an image that represents that word: picture, object, fabric. Put it on your desk.


Now, take a stack of index cards. (I use 5×6 because I like the feel of a large card)


1. Write each scene on your card. Just a short phrase that tells what the scene is about


such as “My brother fell out of a tree”.


2. Number the cards (in a corner) in pencil.


3. Review the cards and throw them into stacks by like ideas, themes, or emotions: anger, abandonment, disappointment, delight and more.


4. Make a list of the names of each stack. Choose one category from your stack and free write on that subject for 10 minutes. i.e. anger.


Go back to your paragraph and include images from this fresh write in you overview of your story.


THIS IS A START. Learn more at GET IT TOGETHER 1/2 day WORKSHOP Saturday January 26.
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Write away,  Anne

Comments

  • Great tips. Thanks, Marlene

    MarleneJanuary 22, 2008

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