May 13/16 Getting ideas for your Journal Writing
Other Kenaston students have completed the same type of journal writing as you are going to soon. Their entries are only in response to “The Michelle I Know”. You’ll be able to get an idea of how they took on the persona of a character to create these fictional writing pieces along with some creative techniques like:
- spreading out the dates of when the entries were written
- deciding which character’s perspective to write from
- school appropriate language but you can be creative with your language choice
- explore the emotions the character may be feeling – the highs and lows
- you can play with writing using inference – things hinted to for the reader but not expressly told
- you can vary sentences – their length and formation, include some for dramatic effect and others for narrative use
- you can think of a creative ending – something to surprise a reader
- you can write as if these entries happen along with the storyline plot or they might occur and foreshadow their beginning or you could explore what happens once the storyline portion has ended
- Lots of potential in this type of writing assignment.
I’ll post these examples as comments below. Thanks to Bethany, Bernice, Kaity, and Eve for giving permission to use these blog entries.