In Your Short Story......

This is a revising and editing chart. It tells you what revising and editing is and it tells pros and cons of each.

You will need to have dialogue that's important to your story.

You will need to have varied dialogue tags: Sally said, Joe Replied, Bob yelled.

You will need to have transition words that move the story from one event to the other.

You will need descriptive details, describing what the characters look like and what the setting is so the reader doesn't get bored.

You need to have a Climax: the point in the story at which the character changes. You need to have ALL the stages of plot: Exposition: introduces the character the setting and the conflict(s), Rising action, Climax, Falling action, and Resolution.

Last but not least, you need to be CREATIVE!!!!

This is a picture of one of our short stories rough draft.

This is a picture of one of our journals with the peer comments on it.

Revising

-Changing the ideas in your story

-Putting in words that are more descriptive

-Adding details into your story

-Making your story sound more appealing to the reader

Editing

-Fixing the punctuations

-Fixing capitalization

-making sure the reader can read it

-Good hand writing

Pros:

- It makes you a better writer

- It makes sure you don't make the same mistake in your future stories

Cons:

- If there's an idea you really like and your peer editor tells you to change it you could get really mad.

This is the final copy of one of our rough drafts
This is another final copy of one of our short stories.

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