Ms. Gokturk



Short Story Requirements


       Draw the reader in

o     Catchy opener

o     Dialogue

o     Show action (donít tell or moralize= show action of characters)

o     POV clear (1st person or third person)


       Good title: make it catchy!

       Byline below title (i.e., by Ms. Gokturk or by Chris Cuomo)

       Development of character(s) 3D

       Clear setting: we want to know where we are

       Some use of irony to make your point

       Use one tense! Present or past†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

       Address the theme of greed and/or curiosity

       Length: depends on how much you need to develop all these elements (probably no less than 3-4 pages double spaced; generally speaking, 5+ is theway to go!)

       Hand in ONE COPY double spaced and ONE COPY single spaced