Your journey begins with the sharing of a family story with the class. This is an important first step because it will allow you to reflect on a story from your family heritage or from that of someone you know or knew that has somehow stuck with you over the years. You will then revisit the story and rewrite it in a different point of view. Finally, you will discuss any challenges you experienced with the point of view switch.
A few things to consider as you are thinking about how your fictional story will emerge focus on your understanding of the overall concept of what makes a story. This includes the revision process, understanding how established authors craft their writing, and how this will benefit your emerging fictional prose. But the process furthers your understanding of how to organize your creative work as a formal writing project in a professional atmosphere.
Part 1: Recount a family story, family tradition, a mystery, or folktale that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Part 2: Rewrite the original story in a different point of view.
Part 3: Discuss challenges you experienced with this point of view switch.
Discussion post includes:
Responses to all aspects of prompt.
Post of 100-300 words to appear within message composition area.
Point of view shifts in submission evident.
Format according to MLA standards.
Task 2: Story Ideas
Overview and Description
This first milestone writing is your opportunity to present up to three potential story ideas to your junior editor (your instructor). As the course materializes, you will ultimately settle on a single story idea and craft it over the next six milestones, building upon the story as you reach the completed draft, one that will comprise the final writing project.
Understandably, you are not obligated to confirm a story idea for your final writing with this first milestone, but all stories start somewhere, and your understanding of characters and plot trajectory, regardless of whether they are fully developed or not, is a great place to start.
But stories also need characters. With this in mind, consider potential characters for your emerging storyline and as many distinguishing characteristics as you can envision at this early stage.
Microsoft Word document saved as AI_ENG3020_M1_Story Ideas_LastName_FirstInitial.doc that includes:
A clearly written and conveyed submission of up to three potential story ideas.
Mention of potential characters for your storylines, each with as many distinguishing characteristics as you can envision at this early stage.
Commentary on how these characters might react to a stressful situation, terrible news, or some other potential conflict that sets your story into motion.