Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Writer's Workshop #7: Lights! Camera! Action!
Tool #7: Lights! Camera! Action!
Good writers show the action of the story.
Non-example: Patrick acted mad.
Example: Patrick kicked the chair and stomped out of the room, slamming the door behind him.
Non-example: Molly feels sad.
Example: Molly’s face crumpled and a tear slid down her cheek.
Non-example: The teacher is irritable.
Example: My teacher, Shauna, was so mad she roared at the class, “Go put your heads down!”
Non-example: The class was in an uproar
Non-example: King snakes suffocate their prey.
Non-example: Speedy is keen to escape.