Hello, today I am going to tell you about a 4-6 month story I wrote called a Frances Dowell story. So let me start you off with what is a Frances Dowell story. Well, a Frances Dowell book is a book we made as 6th graders off of Frances Dowell’s advice on how to make a story.
One thing I learned from Frances Dowell on making a story is that the opening scene or the first draft is the hardest part of the story because you never know what to start off with and if you start off with something and you don’t like it you have to restart. I also got taught a lot about stick and stone problems and big monster problems and this is when you run into a huge or not huge problem. Some stick and stone problems I went through were when I was writing some of the story what I was writing made no sense but I didn’t know how to write it. A monster problem I went into was I changed my whole big problem of the book and I had to change a few other parts in my book, just because of this.
Some things I left out in the revising stage was I forgot a lot of commas and I learned that with the dialogue you have to start a new paragraph each time like this.
”Hi I’m Jude.”
“Oh Hi I’m Jeremy.”
Also, something else I learned is that when you’re ending a sentence with dialogue the period goes in the dialogue not outside.
Mrs. Dowell read a excerpt (a section) from my story and based on the compliments she gave me after the story I could tell she liked my story! Some hardship I faced writing the story was in the middle of the story I would get stuck on what to write next and this would keep happening and I was running out of ideas. I don’t think I will continue to write more stories but this has been an incredible experience and I am really proud of what the outcome of my story was.
My story is going to be sent to Mrs. Dowell and if you are reading this Mrs. Dowell then I want you to have a great time reading my story because it was all based on your advice!
So to end this blog off I want to say that writing a story (especially off of Mrs. Dowell’s advice ) was an incredible experience and I think you should try to do this too. Down below is the link to her website where you can find out how to make a story!
( P. S. This link below is the link to Frances
website check it out!!!