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STEPSTPCASTTEagleandMole. Rubric%20and%20examples poetry%20analysis. Langston Hughes Mother to Son instruction graphic organizer2 11. HoltzResponse toLit Unit. The%20treasure%20of%20lemon%20brown. Figuartive Language. 13 Helpful Tips for Revising Your NaNoWriMo Novel (Guest Post) Hopefully you’ve been letting your novel sit since you finished it to give you some distance from it before you start revising.

13 Helpful Tips for Revising Your NaNoWriMo Novel (Guest Post)

When the time does come to start your revisions my guest poster today, Brittany Lyons, has some great tips to keep in mind to ensure your novel becomes perfectly polished. 13 Helpful Tips for Revising Your NaNoWriMo Novel You’ve taken the National Novel Writing Month challenge and after a month of writing feverishly, you now are left with something less than perfect. Yet although you want to get your novel into shape, the task may be so daunting it seems like you are completing one of the world’s toughest PhD programs instead. Don’t despair. 1) Make sure your book opens with a sentence or paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention and keeps them reading the next sentence, and the next, and the next. 2) By the end of chapter one, there are a few things that should be revealed to the reader: 3) Make sure you haven’t created perfect characters. Like this: Writers, Know Your Archetypes: The Shadow. I will be participating in The Great Villain Blogathon next week, so what better way to set the tone than a post about the shadow archetype?

Writers, Know Your Archetypes: The Shadow

1. I’ve already done a post with tips for creating a great antagonist, but shadow characters don’t necessarily have to be antagonists or villains. As I will demonstrate with examples, it’s perfectly possible for shadow characters to have functions in a story other than that of the antagonist. 2. That said, shadow characters make fantastic antagonists. By giving your antagonist the qualities of a shadow character, it will help you avoid creating a two-dimensional villain. Such as: 3. In Jungian psychology, the shadow is the negative part of the psyche. Anything the hero sees as a negative impulse: rage, greed, particular sexual impulses, cruelty–may be something in their own personality that they repress. The impulses don’t have to be that extreme–for instance, they may see ambition as a negative, or they may repress healthy anger. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. F tell tale heart notes.

National Novel Writing Month. National Novel Writing Month. Ready to start planning your November novel?

National Novel Writing Month

Our NaNo Prep resources are here for you. From now until NaNo, we’ll provide resources to inspire, challenge, and prepare you to write that novel. Look to our blog, forums, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on new stuff. Now, here’s how to get started: 1. Intention is everything. This tweet will be the shortest piece I write all season! Bonus Step, for the most destined-to-succeed of novelists (i.e., you): Print out and sign NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty’s official Agreement and Statement of Understanding. 2.

Add the NaNoWriMo Calendar of Events to your Google Calendar (Remember to check your regional forum for your local events.) Tweet-chats September 24, 2015, 3:30 PM PST: We celebrated 10 years of supporting creative writing in schools with a #NaNoYWP tweet-chat! Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 2 PM PST (Your Time Zone): We held a #NaNoPrep tweet-chat with staff, and published authors Rachael Herron, Darynda Jones, and Kelly Loy Gilbert! Webinars 3. Hero's Journey Lesson. After exploring mythology and the concept of the monomyth, students will create an eBook identifying and explaining the events in the hero's journey in a text they are reading.

Hero's Journey Lesson

App: Wixie™ or Share™ Task You may have heard the story of the twelve trials of Hercules (Herakles) and maybe even the journey of Odysseus. You may have read or watched Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone or read comics like Superman or Spiderman. What do stories about ancient Greek heroes, wizards, muggles, and super heroes have in common? While these tales may seem different, author Joseph Campbell claims they are all variations of the same story!

Engage Begin this project by asking your students to brainstorm a list of heroes. Discuss the qualities of a hero. Writing an Engaging Short Story with Interesting and Believable Characters (English I Writing) Hero%20Journey%20Short%20Story. The Hero's Journey/Monomyth: A Look at the Steps with Storyboard That! Story that has each sentence starting with each letter of the alphabet?