Revising and Editing a Short Story

by: Cileigh Gildenblatt, Deanna Canale, and Izzy Glenn

our poster on revising and editing a short story


Step 1:
read the person's story at least once

Step 2:
make good notes as you read to help the writer understand what they need to improve on

Step 3:
check to see if they have any spelling or gramer errors in their story

Step 4:
see if they have details that don't make sense, or don't need to be in that sentance

----------------For the writer------------------

Step 1:
Wait for your partner to get done reading your story, and making notes

Step 2:
when you get the notes back, don't have your feelings get hurt when you see the things you need to work on

Step 3:
take those notes and put those notes to good use (that means use those notes to help you)

Step 4:
rewrite your story and check it over yourself

------------things you need to have in your story----------------

-Beginning, Middle, and End
-Diolage/ diolage tags
-Descritive details
-Transition words
-all of the stages of Plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution) --exposition= you interduce the charetors/setting/ conflict I/E   --rising action= the way up getting to the most important part  --climax= ''the turning point in the story''  --falling action= the conflict is starting to resolve  --resolution= ''the wrap up'' of the story

-------------some examples of revising and editing--------------

--------------------------------------Examples of some short stories--------------------------------------


-It makes your story better.

-It helps you grow as a writer

-Your partner makes notes that can help you when you write your final copy


-You might have a detail that you really like, but your partner thinks that your story would be better without that detail and you don't want to

-Your partner is your best friend, and she/he dose not want to hurt your feelings

-Your partner might take notes that are off topic or don't make sence

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