ELA A30 Creative Writing Short Story Assignment Assignment: Write an alternative ending to Margaret Atwood’s “Death by Landscape.” In your story you should explore what really happened to Lucy. 1. Plot Your Story Before you begin, brainstorm what might have happened to Lucy. What else might cause conflict and move plot along in your story? Your alternative ending should include an introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion. 2. Show vs. tell Use dialogue, thoughts, and actions to help your reader understand your main characters. Use vivid descriptions to help create images for the reader. Use strong verbs to create a sense of action, drama and story. Ultimately your story should be written in a way that a tone (or mood) is established. 3. Theme You should think about what theme or message you want to impart the reader with. What is the lesson you want them to take away? 4. Proofread Get three people to proofread your short story for you so that you can edit and improve it before handing your story in. 5. Hand it in! Hand in your short story typed and double spaced to the A30 inbox.