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1.     Setting Description

When describing the setting of a story, use your FIVE SENSES!

What do you smell, feel, see, touch or hear?

What is the weather like? What are some special details you can add to make it clearer?

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2.     Character Description

Breathe LIFE into your characters through detailed description. Reveal your character’s thoughts,

Reveal your character’s thoughts, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, fears, aspirations or behaviours!

Give them a voice and you will be surprised how they can help your story take shape!

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3.    Speech

A dialogue/speech helps to identify the speaker and paint a picture or rough idea of what is happening

that can arouse the readers’ interest!

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4.     Leading Question

These leading questions usually point the students’ composition in a certain direction

and pique the readers’ curiosity as to what will happen next!

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5.     Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia creates a sound that mimics the thing described, making the story more expressive.

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6.     Flashback

A flashback brings the reader from the present back to the past.

Characters in the story are usually caught in a situation that triggers his memories of something that happened in the past.

It can be used in various contexts to increase tension or to bring forward an experience learnt from the past.

such that the readers can sympathize with the character’s plight.

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