Last week we wrote beginning sentences for stories that would leave editors of upscale publishing houses begging for more! Our sentences were so good that I wanted to finish more stories than my own. Lucky for you and me I didn't. We'd have to spend hours reading!
Right now, I'd rather write...how about you?
Sometimes, when I'm trying to figure out what to write about, I start at the end of a story rather than the beginning. Sound crazy? Maybe it is. It just gives me a direction to go. Often by the time I reach my already completed ending, I change it, but it's there nonetheless.
Writing an ending to a story first gives me that nudge I need to get started.
Are you game? Let's give it a shot. This time, write a sentence or two or three that could end your famous story.
I'll go first:
Our house could never be the same again. And why should it be? Now it was a home filled with love.
Teachers, this is a fun activity to do as a group. Have your kids pair up in groups of four. Ask two children to orally end a story...first. Then tell the other two children to start the story that leads to the ending! You choose a partner and lead the way! Show the kids how fun it is to write a story backwards!