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The PN Rough Draft

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM
Hello, Writers and teachers,
 
We're finally ready to write the first draft of the personal narrative. 
 
Take one more look at the following document:
 
The Narrative (PDF — 188 KB)
 
 
 
 
and then get into the writing zone and start cookin' your story:
 
Narrative Rough Draft (PDF — 122 KB)
 
 
 
 
THE WRITING ZONE:
 
You need to eliminate distractions to get into the writing zone. Music is okay, but it's best if the volume is down and there are no lyrics. You must enter that special place in your mind where you go back in time and access your memorable incident -- where you envision all that happened and the sensory details that surrounded the event. What did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell, touch, taste? Follow your plot mountain plan (the sequence of events), and narrate your story as if you're seeing it made into a movie.
 
That's all for the coming week. Happy writing!
 
I'll post again by the end of next week.
 
Write Cook
 
P.S. Last year I shared the following gross-looking and yummy Halloween treat:
 
Use mozzarella sticks to create creepy "severed fingers." Cut out nail-shapes out of red or green gummy candy and stick them to the tops of the "fingers." Then add red food-coloring to the other end of the sticks to simulate blood. Serve them with strips of red peppers and crackers. Try fruit and gummy worms for dessert. To drink: red fruit punch in wine glasses. A gross-looking and totally cool lunch or afternoon snack.
 

Categories: Personal Narrative, The Writing Process

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