Questions 1-8


1. List 5 Positive consequences and 5 Negative consequences?
Positive:
a) Lots of people will be freed from old age.
b) Arthritis will become a nonexistent affliction.
c) Immortality
d) Maintain a youthful mind.
e) People will extend their knowledge to no end.

Negative:
a) Overpopulation
b) Dwindling resources
c) If really young people drank it, they'd turn into babies
d) Fights over possession of water
e) Political issues

2. Describe your character. Complete these questions on your wiki. Create a page called "Character Development"
3. Describe the setting.
The story takes place in New York, where the protagonist has set up a small laboratory in his apartment. He is always bothered by cars going by, even at night.

4. What is the main conflict?
The protagonist wants to make an energy source out of the Fountain of Youth's water. The man vs. nature and man vs. man conflict comes into play here.

5. How does the main character change over the course of the story?
The main character realizes that the energy source he is trying to create is just going to create more conflict in the world, and instead of using it, he destroyed it.
At first he wanted to make the energy source with no thought for the consequences if he succeeded. Perhaps he thought that he wouldn't succeed.

6. Describe the use of Irony in your story.
The irony comes into the story when Dr. Brunhild's wife sabotages him. She was so supportive before, but now she is against him.

7. What symbols are present in your story?
The vial that shook violently, then stopped, and shone a bright colour symbolized success through trial and error. Dr. Brunhild

8. What is the theme of your story?

Plot Outline


Introduction
-starts in protagonist's lab in NY (In the middle of Lower Manhattan, he grimaced angrily. Once again, he had failed. Time and time again, he had changed his methods. He tried to remember all the different times he had tried...but insomnia from stress blocked his way like a fortress, laced with barbed wire. [next paragraph] Dr. (tba [german name?]) staggered out of his laboratory and, with difficulty, opened the door to the bathroom just outside his converted apartment.)

Rising Action 1
-Dr. tba finds it increasingly hard to keep his work a secret. (says, "My experiment will change the world!" or something similiar)
-flashback to when he told his wife (happy, supportive actions from wife)
-Finds suitable prototype for energy source

Climax 1
-The old "I'VE DONE IT!"
-Tells wife
-calls up news, president, and all that jazz
-goes on tv
-attempts to make energy source
-something messes up

Falling Action 1
-re-attempts to make in lab, but fails

Rising Action 2
-figures out missing component of energy source
-attempts to create it, but needs something from a tropical plant
-tries to get everyone to believe that he fixed up energy source, nobody believes him, he gets ridiculed by a lot of people, including rival scientist

Climax 2
-succeeds in making energy source, in secrecy
-makes a sweet car, shoots it up with fountain of youth energy source, and tests it
-works perfectly
-tests limits
-finds that 1 mL of energy source can power a car almost indefinitely
-tests on plane
-plane reaches mach 23
-shows to wife

Falling Action
-decides to destroy energy source
-reason is that it's too dangerous

Conclusion
-retires as a scientist
-moves to country
-lives peacefully
End

Hard Copy
In the middle of Lower Manhattan, he grimaced angrily. Once again, he had failed. Time and time again, he had changed his methods. He tried to remember all the different times he had tried...but insomnia from stress blocked his way like a fortress, laced with barbed wire. [next paragraph] Dr. (tba [german name?]) staggered out of his laboratory and, with difficulty, opened the door to the bathroom just outside his converted apartment.







5. How does the main character change over the course of the story?
6. Describe the use of Irony in your story.
7. What symbols are present in your story?
8. What is the theme of your story?

Procedure

1. Answer questions 1 to 4
2. brainstorm
3. re-organize your words and phrases into sequential categories.
4. character development
5. Do a plot outline
6. Write your rough copy
7. proof read and revise
8. good copy (Hard Copy on Paper)
9. Do questions 5 - 8
10. publish/share
a. podcast
b. graphic novel
c. video
d. Speech with Power Point visuals
e. Other? See me


*Graphic Novels must be handed in to Mr Janzen for scanning
*PPT, Podcasts and, Videos must be uploaded to your "Creative Writing" page on your personal wiki.
*Post the Good Copy of your story on the "Creative Writing" page of your personal wiki.



Evaluation

SUBJECT: English Creative Writing Presentation
Each of the following areas are evaluated out of 4 marks:
Introduction
Rising Action
Climax
Conclusion
Theme
Irony
Character Development
Sentence Structure/Grammar
Attracts and Maintains Interest
Complete “Creative Writing” page.

Total /40


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