Prewriting&BrainstormingA Lesson by Ria Vero Benthil
"Prewriting and Brainstorming is a technique writers use before they begin their prose or poetry."
Prewriting and Brainstorming
Prewriting and Brainstorming is a technique writers use before they begin their prose or poetry. The above image was taken from the following website:
Some writers use brainstorming "clouds" to organize their thoughts. However, you can also write down ideas in a journal or piece of paper.
Step 1: Select a short story of your own such as "A Moment in the Forest," or "A Tranquil Sight."
Step 2: Fill out the following Prewriting and Brainstorming chart below:
5. STORY LINE
8. TARGET AUDIENCE
Below, I illustrated the deconstruction of my short story, "picture/house" that I am currently in the Revision and Editing process.
1. TITLE: picture/house
2. SETTING: Grandfather's farm
3. GENRE: Psychological Horror
(1) Why have I written this story?
I wrote this story to explore my family history through a work of fiction.
(2) What is the purpose of this story?
The purpose of the story was to display what mental illness can produce influenced by vice.
5. STORY LINE: The overall storyline was about the protagonist's experience at her Grandmother Elle's Wake.
(1) Grandfather: He was an alcoholic and abusive.
(2) Elle: She was the protagonist's hateful "step" grandmother absorbed with her vanity.
(3) Skelly: He was the protagonist's brother who served as a guide in the basement.
(4) Aunt Grace: Aunt Grace was the melodramatic and MacBride Godmother of the speaker.
(5) Pearl: She was the protagonist's birth mother depicted in the young girl.
(6) Lenny: He was the protagonist's birth father, son of the Grandfather.
(7) Young Girl: The young girl was unknown, but she appeared as a phantom in the basement.
7. DILEMMA: Overall, the dilemma or conflict was the protagonist's inner demons personified in the basement.
8. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience would be young adult and mature given the graphic content.
I hope this will help you especially with prose. You will receive a private message that will contain the chart to fill out. The next lesson will describe the Writing Process.
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Added on October 16, 2016
Last Updated on October 16, 2016
Ria Vero Benthil
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