- Discuss the difference between plagiarism and inspiration.
- Review your plot diagram and make sure your plot diagram includes the following:
- Developed plot elements – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution – that make sense when read chronologically
- Title of your story
- Clear description of the setting(s)
- Clear conflict, protagonist, and antagonist
- Point of view which will effectively increase suspense
- Inciting Incident that distinguishes the end of the exposition and beginning of the rising action
- At least one exchange of dialogue that readers will find useful
- Write the rough draft of your horror story.
- Introduce the main character and setting, engaging your audience with actions and dialogue that sets up the conflict.
- Establish your point of view by introducing a narrator.
- Create the sequence of events, using transition words and phrases that clearly signal any shifts in setting.
- Use precise words and phrases and sensory language to create a vivid picture.
- Tell how the conflict is resolved. Clearly show how the character finally overcomes the challenge.
- Leave the audience with a theme on which to reflect.
Decide how you will submit your story – typed or handwritten. If typed, what technology will you use to produce and print your narrative?