Please find below the outline of a story arc. The great thing about short story writing is that there are no real rules. Will your characters have super powers? Does your story begin in 2013 and end in 2213? Does it take place at your local GAA pitch or a moon of Jupiter? The creative possibilities are literally endless. However, short stories do generally have certain features. In my third year class this year we used the story arc below to help create and frame our stories. We also created some Puppet Pals animated videos to help practice creating features like problem-complication-resolution. We hope it might help a little with J.C. 2013 reaching its climax soon!
|View the Story Arc as a guide, not a set of rules.|
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Aliens vs People