Today marks the end of the first week of Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp, and what a week it's been! Jen walked "campers" through five strategies for writing fictional narratives. Find a debrief of each day below with links to the videos where Jen explains each strategy!
Jen kicked things off by asking participants to imagine "what if?" when generating ideas for their stories. Taking inspiration from real life can be a powerful tool for writing an engaging fictional piece!
Watch Monday's video here!
Writers worked on choosing and developing ideas for their writing. What is the problem in the story? What are the characters struggling with? What is the point of conflict?
Watch Tuesday's video here!
Jen lead writers through developing ideas further by thinking about who is in the story. Is there a narrator? Is the story from the perspective of a protagonist? Who's eyes are we seeing the story through?
Watch Wednesday's video here!
Today was drafting day! Jennifer moved writers out of their notebooks for this phase to either hand write or type their first drafts.
Watch Thursday's video here!
For the last day of fiction week, writers worked on considering sentence length. Sentence length helps determine the pace and rhythm of a story, making the revision process easier, and more approachable.
Watch Friday's video here!
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