Write a paragraph to describe your supervillain. You could potentially use this in your short story so make sure it is good!
What could we describe about them?
I will create the setting for my superhero story.
Before you begin to write the story, think about the following questions. You must create a strong sense of place in your story and it should contribute to the mood of your story.
Where does the SUPERHERO operate?
What kind of people live there?
Is it a real or fictional place?
Is it busy or quiet? Bright or dark? Why?
Where does he/she live?
Where does he/she keep his equipment?
Does he/she have a special place to go to build up his powers?
What can you hear?
What can you see?
Describe the following settings….
Think of many different words to describe your superhero’s world as you can.
dark, cold damp, huge, deserted, lonely, quiet, rainy, misty, foggy, bright, shadows, hidden, unseen, red, yellow, green, flashing, unfriendly streets, mouths of buildings, eyes in the windows, lightning flashes, thunder rumbles, shots in the distance, a dark and lonely figure, across the rooftops, beneath the ground, through the air, underwater, ugly statues, gargoyles, windswept desert, iron structures, hard stone, cold steel
Write a paragraph to describe the setting of your story.
Describe the senses in order to create a strong atmosphere:
I will understand how to write an effective opening to my story.
Starting your story
Here are a few ideas about how to start your story……….
Start your story by describing the Superhero’s lair.
Start your story by describing the city at night.
Start your story by comparing the city to a jungle.
Start your story in outer space, on a space ship.
Start your story on a desert island, or an ice field.
Read the following extracts and think about their strengths and weaknesses. Use this as a guide for what to do and what not to do in your own stories.
I looked out over the decaying city and could feel his presence all around. He was no sub standard enemy; he was a class above all the other twisted animals I had fought before him. I had to be prepared. Prepared to conquer his wildness and rage. The Joker would challenge me in ways I had never known.
They faced each other, knowing that only one of them would survive. Superman’s eyes sparkled with determination. The Green Goblin’s smile was filled with disgusting confidence. They stood ready and aware of each other’s power, but neither of them attempted the first move. The silence was eerie as it filled the night sky.
The Hulk was scared. He sat waiting in the little room. He knew his powerful enemy was coming. He was getting ready. He thought he might win. He wasn’t sure.
Rules of a good opening…
‘Hook’ your reader
Establish a strong sense of atmosphere
Don’t list all of your ideas in the 1st paragraph!
Leave the reader wanting more
A twisted ending
Don’t make it a dream!!!!!!!!!!
Your brain should now be full of descriptive language and ideas.
Write your story and make the most of your imagination! Use descriptive and exciting language………..