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