- Choose a story and write the next scene.
- Choose a story, and imagine it is the opening scene of a novel. Write a scene later in the book. Write a scene at the climax. Write the very last scene.
- Choose a story, change the setting, and re-write it. Think about how the other elements of the story have to change to match the setting. Think about what elements can stay the same.
- Choose a story and identify the point of view (first person, second person, third person, and whether limited or omniscient). Try rewriting it from a different point of view.
- When writers create stories, they make plot choices that reveal the meaning they want to convey. Change the ending of one of the stories, and think about how the meaning of the story changes.
Use Story Flare as a way to spark creative writing in the classroom. Here's some ideas for things you can do with your students: