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  1. 1. How to Write an Epic<br />By: Vannesa Banister<br />
  2. 2. Epic- Noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style.<br /> -Generally epics explain a story where the hero learns to view the world differently after his feat.<br />Background Information<br />
  3. 3. [Enkidu] is the friend who, wild heart for wild heart, will equal you and be your second self, to guard your back in battle and in peace sit by your side; to laugh when you laugh and to share your grief. He will not forsake you…<br />[Following Enkidu’s tragic death]… Gilgamesh wept…for his dead friend. He wandered over barren hills, mumbling to his own spirit: “Will you too die as Enkidu did? Will grief become your food? Will we both fear the lonely hills, so vacant? I now race from place to place, dissatisfied with wherever I am…<br />(An Example of an Epic)Excerpt fromThe Epic of Gilgamesh<br />
  4. 4. Figure out what you’re trying to explain<br />What is your story going to help explain to others?<br />How is it going to impact the lives of others<br />Step 1<br />
  5. 5. Choose what time period the story is going to take place<br />Step 2<br />
  6. 6. Choose what type of characters are in your story<br />Are there going to be Gods, or even talking animals?<br />Step 3<br />
  7. 7. What is the character going to go through<br />Is it going to be a journey? Or just a dream?<br />Step 4<br />
  8. 8. Write the beginning of the story<br />This will set up the base of the story by introducing all of the characters(or most) and saying background information if needed <br />Step 5 <br />
  9. 9. Write the middle of the story<br />This is where all of the action in the story occurs <br />Step 6<br />
  10. 10. Write the ending of the story<br />This is where the main character finally learns his lesson<br />Step 7<br />
  11. 11. Make sure that the story flows well<br />If it doesn’t flow well, it would be harder to realize what is suppose to be learned from the story<br />Step 8<br />
  12. 12. "epic." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, LLC, 2010. Web. 5 Jan 2011. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epic>. <br />"The Babylonians." 'Ed'. Sue Miller; Robert Wehnke; Dr. Melissa Langley-Biegert; Sue Minkler; Annette Saunders. Austin, Texas: Time Warner Company, 2005. Print. <br />Citations<br />

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