Friday, 23 October 2015

Touch Down: Reflecting and evaluating

So you have wrapped up your story it's done and you think "What else do I need to do?" Reflecting on your work helps you get better and set goals for you so that you can achieve them next time. It helps you recognize your mistakes and learn from them.

There are lots of different templates for this that you can find but SMART Goals are always great when you are planning your next story but getting a buddies Feedback and Feedforward as well as your evaluation gives you two perspectives.

SMART Goals template:

Reflected thinking:


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Prepare for landing: Wrapping up your story

Every story must have and ending. But before you go wrapping up your story you have to have resolution a resolution puts an end to your problem.  There are loads of different ways to end your problem.

Most stories have a happy ending but not all your story might have a different ending to most. Make yours unique and special.

Key things to remember.........

  • To make it unique. 
  • It has to fit in with the rest of your story.
  • An ending takes time let it be a good paragraph to a chapter.
  • Be creative it is your story.
  • Get inspiration every writer need an image or something to inspire them! 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

During the Flight: Charters with a Problem

Once you have started your story you will eventually reach a point where you need to add a problem.
Every story must have a charter with a problem. This can be any type but it will decide the resolution of the story. It also should be linked with you charters personality and setting.

People say that you need one big problem to make a story interesting but I believe that you can have a main one and a few small ones that are linked with clues to your resolution.

Clues are more important at this stage but they are important at all stages just they need to be more noticeable.

Take off: Beginning Middle and Ending

Every story needs a beginning middle and ending. This helps set the story and layer it so that your reader a clear idea of what is going on in the story.

A short story would normally have about one to two paragraphs per layer. A chapter book can have a series of chapters to create a longer but more interesting.

This is also very similar to another modal witch goes into mere detail. (Pictured Below)

The start is where you introduce the charters and setting. Next you add in the start of a problem also called a climax and add small clues that will lead to the revolution.  At the end most stories end happily but really it depends on what type of story you are writing.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Find your Seat: Sentence Starters

Before I start my stories I like to write out a whole lot of story starters. Normally they are about a paragraph long and they give you a multi choice option of how you could possibly start your story.
I like to do around five so that I can push past the shallow ideas and move onto the deeper ones.

The best thing about this is that you can choose your top two edit them to the best then pick the one that paints the better picture.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Book your Ticket: Planing

Dear Writing  Friends,
Planing is really important. It gets the easy ideas out of the way and then generates the massive creative ones. It also gives you a better idea of what the story setting charters problem and revolution might be.

Circle line circle. Not every plan must follow this format there are many different ways to show planing even just words can do the trick if that is the way that you plan best. Look at this one for example it has more of a mountain look suggesting the problem at the top and the charters setting and revolution on the way down.

Clues. Clues are a really important part of writing your average novel has around 9 clues all together.
They can also help make the reader feel one step ahed of the charter.

Catch the first flight!

Hi I'm Bella. I am just a 11 year old girl with a passion for writing. Most of you reading will be avid writers wanting to learn from each other that exactly why I have started this blog so that we can communicate, help and learn off each other.

Last year I entered in the colour your classroom competition. The theme was he best day of your life.
I worked really hard on a piece that could be entered. I still remember trying to squeeze detail into 500 words. I was stuck really. That is when I first experienced writers block and it often happens to me now but I have a way past it. If you ever get writers block I find the best thing is to find inspiration talk to the people around you and ask what they think.

I also have a problem with having loads of story-lines. I have found that it makes the reader rather confused and  can complicate things. I think that the best thing to do is stick with one thing unless you can make it really clear what is happening.