3.4 Life Story - Think about your life so far as a...

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Think about your life so far as a narrative. Use a graphic organizer to show your understanding of the 4elements of plot as they are at work in the short story of your life. Then, write a short story that depictsone episode in your life. If you can't think of any ideas, remember to go back to your Writer's Notebook,where they are sitting and waiting for you! Don't forget what you learned in Unit I about audience andpurpose, and in Unit II about strong ideas! Include all the elements of plot, but try to make thetransitions between them fluid. Your instructor will assign you a writing partner, and you will go throughthe same process you've learned before to respond to one another's work.Clever writers often play with the sequencing of the events in their plots in order to create certain effectslike suspense and complexity. If you listen to people telling stories orally, they rarely move from event to

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