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By Kyla LoPresti
Overview:
About Flashback Series
About Isabelle’s Flashbacks
Theme
Imagery
Characters
Setting
Plot
Editing Process
Write y...
Flashback is a story I created when I was in 6th grade here at
Carrigan. I had a dream about a girl that was killed. She r...
What is a Flashback?
A scene in story set in a time earlier than
the main story.
Isabelle, the main character, has Flashba...
The reader must infer what the theme is
by what happens in the story.
Throughout the story Isabelle falls in love with Eri...
I use my
descriptions of things
to make the reader
feel like they are in
the situation.
When Isabelle has
her Flashbacks I...
Many of my
characters are based
on my friends.
Rachael and Evelyn
are based on friends
who were both
students at Carrigan....
Find inspiration in
everyday life and describe
the things that are around
you.
I went to Johnsonville to
see what is was l...
I went on Vacation to
Carlsbad, California. I
liked it so much I
decided to have the
characters live there.
I research thi...
The main character is revealed. Isabelle is Katherine from
a past life.
Isabelle’s assailant from her past is back to get ...
Step 1: Write a rough draft
in notebook.
Step 2: Type it into the
computer.
Step 3: Re-read the whole
book and make change...
DO WHAT YOU
LOVE! Whatever it is
you like to do, you
can Inspire others.
I like to write
messages to the
reader on each bo...
By Kyla LoPresti
Flashbackseries.com
Twitter.com/flashbackseries
Facebook.com/flashbackseries
Kyla@flashbackseries.com
I’d...
Flashback Series Presentation for Carrigan Middle School
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Flashback Series Presentation for Carrigan Middle School

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Kyla LoPresti spoke to over 400 sixth graders about the two books she wrote, Flashback & Reality. She created a PowerPoint presentation where she taught the students about the elements of literature and her writing process. She received wonderful feedback from both the staff and students and inspired some of the kids to begin to write their own stories. Kyla really enjoyed going back to the school where she began writing her first book. She would like to continue going to other schools and talk about writing with kids of all ages.

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Flashback Series Presentation for Carrigan Middle School

  1. 1. By Kyla LoPresti
  2. 2. Overview: About Flashback Series About Isabelle’s Flashbacks Theme Imagery Characters Setting Plot Editing Process Write your own! Love to hear from you!
  3. 3. Flashback is a story I created when I was in 6th grade here at Carrigan. I had a dream about a girl that was killed. She reincarnated and became a new person. I decided to write my dream down when I woke up. The next day in school I began to write more. I showed a couple of my friends and they really liked my idea. Six months later the rough draft of Flashback was finished. A year later I wrote the sequel to Flashback called Reality. Right now I am finishing a third book Awakened which is a spin-off to the series. I plan to have 5 books total in the Flashback series.
  4. 4. What is a Flashback? A scene in story set in a time earlier than the main story. Isabelle, the main character, has Flashbacks about her previous life. Every other chapter is about her past in the 1800’s. She doesn’t remember everything about her past. Just bits and pieces come to her throughout the story. There are clues in her Flashbacks about what is happening in her present life.
  5. 5. The reader must infer what the theme is by what happens in the story. Throughout the story Isabelle falls in love with Erik. Love is a major theme in the story. There are some deaths within the story. Death is also a theme.
  6. 6. I use my descriptions of things to make the reader feel like they are in the situation. When Isabelle has her Flashbacks I describe them so the reader knows they take place in a different time period.
  7. 7. Many of my characters are based on my friends. Rachael and Evelyn are based on friends who were both students at Carrigan. On my website I like to have pictures and descriptions of my characters.
  8. 8. Find inspiration in everyday life and describe the things that are around you. I went to Johnsonville to see what is was like to live in the 1800’s. I did a lot of research to see how people lived and what they wore. Johnsonville, CT
  9. 9. I went on Vacation to Carlsbad, California. I liked it so much I decided to have the characters live there. I research things about each place I write about so that everything is factual. Carlsbad, CA
  10. 10. The main character is revealed. Isabelle is Katherine from a past life. Isabelle’s assailant from her past is back to get her. An old flame returns to Isabelle’s life. There are unexplained events that occur.
  11. 11. Step 1: Write a rough draft in notebook. Step 2: Type it into the computer. Step 3: Re-read the whole book and make changes. Step 4: Send it to an editor. Step 5: Make editor’s changes. Step 6: Re-read whole book again. Step 7: Make any more necessary changes. Step 8: Send it to the publisher and order a PROOF. Re-read PROOF make more changes.
  12. 12. DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Whatever it is you like to do, you can Inspire others. I like to write messages to the reader on each book so hopefully they will follow their dreams.
  13. 13. By Kyla LoPresti Flashbackseries.com Twitter.com/flashbackseries Facebook.com/flashbackseries Kyla@flashbackseries.com I’d love to hear from you!

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