Maintain the limited omniscient point of view Ross uses in the original story. The limited omniscient point of view: the author knows everything (that’s what “omniscient” means) about one character (that’s why it’s called “limited”), and the story is told through the eyes of the author who acts like an observer of the actionbut can see into the mind and heart of one character (generally the protagonist). In this story, the author/observer can see only Ann’s thoughts and feelings; the author cannot see into the thoughts and feelings of other characters. The author can reveal other characters’ thoughts and feelings only through their dialogue and actions. 6.Because you are writing a continuation of an original story (the continuing saga, so to speak), you don’t need to come up with character names of main
characters. If you wish to introduce other characters (e.g., an undertaker or a funeral director), you will need to create that character. You also may want to move the action to other settings (e.g., a cemetery, Steven’s home, John’s father’s farm/home).7.Do not create a story where the ending is “Ann woke up. John was beside her. He made it back through the hills through the frightful storm. She sighed—relieved at his return, relieved she hadn’t made that fateful decision to sleep with Steven, relieved that the one who truly was the man—John--would be her life companion, relieved there was no paint on John’s hand! It had all been a dream,a terrible, enlightening dream.” No dream endings where nothing in the first (original) story happened. 8.Key to creating “the rest of the story” is determining what you think Ann wants. John thought she wanted Steven; that is why John chose to freeze to death on his own fence line. You might consider some of the following:oWhat motivates her? oWhat does she want for herself?oWhat does she want for John’s legacy?oWhat role does guilt play in her decisions?oWhat will be her most difficult decision?oHas she kept her promise to John (a promise he would never know she made) to make amends for her infidelity “slowly and contritely through the day and years to come” (page 67)?oWhat conflicts does she experience (internal and external)?oHow will you hook the reader into reading your story (next chapter) of what Ann does now?oWhat powerful sentence will you write to begin the story?oWhat powerful sentence will end your story?9.Here are some other items you should consider as you create your story: HookEstablished setting: This is partially done for you, but feel free to include other settings if you move the setting away from John and Ann’s farm. Developed character(s): Ann, Steven, and John have already beensemi-developed; your task is to continue the development. You might want to consider how John might or could appear in your story. ConflictClimaxResolution
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