What components make up an effective text story?

 

Proposal:

 

Have you ever read those text message stories? The stories that take place in the form of a conversation between two or more people, and they are composed solely of dialogue between characters? This year for my ZIP project, I would like to research what components make up an effective text story, and I also want to do some research on perspectives, because when writing these stories it is important to maintain perspectives that seem believable to the audience; you have to speak from multiple people’s heads. Currently, I do not know anything about writing these style of stories, but I have read a few and some of them can be very interesting to read. I have a creative imagination, so I believe this skill will help me throughout the project.

 

By the end of this assignment, I hope to develop my skills in writing dialogue, because dialogue is entirely what makes up a text story. I also hope to develop my skills in writing from different perspectives, because in order to create chat stories you have to maintain different perspectives in a manner that seems authentic, and not forced or synthetic. Another skill I hope to further develop is creative thinking, because your creativity is what determines how your story turns out. If your story lacks creativity, readers will find it rather bland, whereas if you pour your creativity in the text, then others may find it a lot richer and entertaining. Other than Mr. Morris, I can talk with other English teachers if I need help with material, such as perspectives, literary devices, and dialogue.

 

To complete my inquiry, some sources that I can use for help are the internet, and I can also read examples of popular text stories so I gain an idea of what makes these stories so successful. To demonstrate my learning to the rest of the class, my plan is to write one of these stories and then have the person visiting my learning read it and tell me what they think.

 

Below is my schedule for this years ZIP project:

 

Jan 7:

Research

Jan 8:

Research

Jan 9:
Research
Jan 10:
Practice writing
Jan 11:
Practice writing
Jan 12:
Practice writing
Jan 13:
Practice writing
Jan 14:

Begin planning a story

Jan 15:
Planning
Jan 16:
Planning
Jan 17:
Planning
Jan 18:
Begin writing
Jan 19:
Writing
Jan 20:
Writing
Jan 21:

Writing

Jan 22:
Writing
Jan 23:
Writing
Jan 24:
Writing
Jan 25:
Finish up writing
Jan 26:
Editing
Jan 27:
Editing
Jan 28:
Presentations
Jan 29:
Presentations