Introduction Creative Writing Traits Creative Writing Process Synonyms Plot Pyramid

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

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

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

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What is said
replied announced spoke communicated voiced reported stated uttered mentioned expressed

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

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

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

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What is rough draft
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.

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What is looked
observed gazed examined stared peered glanced peeked noticed eyed viewed

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

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

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

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What is revision
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?

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What is happy
glad joyful delighted content ecstatic elated overjoyed thrilled pleasant blissful

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

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

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

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

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What is a lot
a great deal tons heaps very many masses abundance plenty galore excess loads

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

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

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

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

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What is like
love adore fond of cherish admire crazy about passionate about value enjoy

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

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