Introduction
Creative Writing Traits
Creative Writing Process
Synonyms
Plot Pyramid

100

Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
What is Fiction

100

The message that the writer is saying; writer's original thoughts.
What is ideas

100

Where you organize thoughts, brainstorm, or use graphic organizers to start thinking about ideas for your paper.
What is pre-writing

100

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What is said

100

The start of the story. The way things are before the action starts.
What is exposition

200

Literature work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
What is Poetry

200

Structure of the paper and Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and paragraphing. Enhances writing.
What is organization and grammar

200

Where you begin writing. In this step, you can skip lines or jump around when writing. This is your first copy of the writing. It doesn't have to be perfect yet.
What is rough draft

200

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What is looked

200

The series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax.
What is rising action

300

When the class takes time to read and critique peers on their writing.
What is workshop

300

Shows who the author is and what his/her personality is.
What is voice

300

This is where you use a new color to go through and make little notes about your first draft. Use a color other than red, like blue or green. Here, you check to see if your sentences make sense or see if the details are on topic. Do you need to add anything?
What is revision

300

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What is happy

300

The turning point of the story. Most intense moment; either an emotional or physical turning point in the story.
What is climax

400

A topic around which you start jotting down ideas; could be a single word, a phrase, a paragraph, or even a picture.
What is a writing prompt

400

Readability of the paper or writing; sentences shouldn't be choppy, they should flow.
What is fluency

400

When you typically use a red pen to check spelling and punctuation. This is also where you make changes or additions to your writing.
What is editing

400

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What is a lot

400

All of the action after the climax. The events that lead to the end of the story.
What is falling action

500

This is writing, typically fiction or poetry, which displays imagination or invention that contradicts with academic or journal writing.
What is creative writing

500

Helps create a mental picture for both writer and reader. Using specific or accurate words are important.
What is word choice

500

This is where you use the notes from revising and editing to produce the best form of your writing.
What is final copy

500

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What is like

500

The conclusion, tying together of all the threads and the final outcome. The end.
What is resolution