Write a fiction story.

1,000 word minimum

Your story should include the following elements:

  • An exposition, rising action, a climax, and a conclusion
  • Careful pacing that guides the reader from one event to the next
  • Transitions to signal shifts in time, mood, and topic

Ask yourself these questions as you revise:

  • Does my exposition give the reader enough information to understand what’s going on? Do I make it clear who all the people in the story are? Do I describe the setting vividly? Do I provide enough background?
  • Does my rising action increase the tension? Am I sure that all the tension builds toward a climax?
  • Does the climax solve the central problem in the story in a satisfying way?
  • Do the falling action and conclusion show what happens after the climax? Do they avoid bringing in any new conflicts?
  • Does my pacing fit the action of the scene? Do my transitions signal changes in pacing?

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