Lesson One—Part Two

First Big Writing Assignment

You will do the following:

  1. Sit down
  2. Decide on a theme or topic
  3. Decide on a location or setting
  4. Decide on a specific scene location
  5. Decide what characters best fit your topic or theme and location or setting.
  6. Create an outline, especially one that has a very distinct beginning and a very distinct ending.
  7. Fill in the middle bits of the outline.
  8. Write a piece of fiction at least five pages long that tells an entire story.
  9. Give a completed draft to someone else to read and mark up.
  10. Edit your work for:
    • clarity
    • content
    • spelling
    • grammar
  11. Turn in final assignment