Where the story will take place What is significant about the setting for the story does it underscore specific themes or foreshadow a particular climax? Have an idea before you start writing a short story as to who will star in it and where it will take place.
All cultures have these ancient stories that were passed down through oral storytelling before written language was developed.
Despite cultural differences, myths share some common features. Myths were at one time believed to be true and served to guide human behavior. The settings of myths are ancient, often otherworldly places in which the characters have superhuman and sometimes inhuman features and powers.
Read Examples Start by reading myths from many cultures to gain knowledge of the elements involved in myth writing. Read for example, a classic Greek myth about the gods or the Chinese myth "Why the Sun Rises When the Rooster Crows," making notes of the mythic elements you encounter as you read.
Traditional ancient myths have gods, goddesses and sometimes other supernatural creatures. As you read, note the different ways that myths address these elements and use the notes as creative inspiration when writing.
Research Connections Myths attempt to explain some aspect of the natural world or human behavior. Once you have decided which culture and aspect of the natural world your myth will address, research both elements so you weave facts into the myth.
For example, if you write a myth based in the culture of Japan, research beliefs connected to Shinto or Buddhism so the characters behave in believable ways for that culture.
Create a Plot and Characters Next create a plot and characters. Create a supernatural explanation or solution for the conflict through the use of characters that have superhuman or nonhuman characteristics. For example, a character may have powers to move celestial objects or body parts found in other creatures, such as wings.
Create these characters, carefully planning their powers, personality and relationships so they are believable when you begin to write. Close the myth with a reference to the element of the natural world or human behavior it resolves. Have someone with a critical eye read your first draft and ask clarifying questions that help you improve the mythological and story elements.
Write the final draft after revisions and edits are made. Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article.Show children how to write their own myth, step by step with this printable worksheet.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Write and Submit a Short Story For a more complete guide to writing and submitting a short story, check out the work book 15 Days to Write and Submit a Short Story. It will walk you through the whole process of writing and submitting a short story.
Learn tips on writing and revising your folktale from writers Alma Flor Ada and Rafe Martin. The authors give guidelines on writing a first draft and re-writing afterwards. Step 3: Write Your Folktale. Here I'll show you how to write a myth — a story that explains a natural phenomenon in a creative way.
You'll also find writing strategies and a few warm-up activities to get you started. Last but not least, you'll write a myth of your own. Here I'll show you how to write a myth — a story that explains a natural phenomenon in a creative way.
You'll also find writing strategies and a few warm-up activities to get you started. Last but not least, you'll write a myth of your own. Greek Mythology Project. Search this site. Home. Research the Gods. Research the Stories.
Write Your Own Myth. Present Your Myth. Sitemap. Write Your Own Myth. Step 3: Write your own myth 1. Common Characteristics of Myths (include at least 3 in your story - click on the link to see what they are) 2.
Include at least two different gods or.