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Writing Sequels

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Updated 4 months ago

1. Word cloud
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In a few words, what is a sequel?
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Start by brainstorming ideas for the sequel. Think of ways to move the story forward and create new characters. Develop a plot outline that will give your story structure and direction. Plan out each scene and chapter. Write a draft of your sequel. Try to make it interesting and memorable for your readers!
Writing a Sequel
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Sequels: A sequel is a literary work that follows another work of literature, usually continuing the original story and its themes. Sequels can come in the form of a novel, movie, or even a video game. Plot: A plot is the sequence of events that makes up the story. In a sequel, the plot should build upon the original story and expand the themes in a creative way. Character Development: Character development is the process of developing characters in a story. In a sequel, characters should evolve and grow in a meaningful way in order to create a satisfying story.
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In some countries, sequels can be written without the original author's permission. Writing a sequel requires a mastery of both the original story and the new plot points that the author must create. In some cases, the author of the original story may even be contracted to write the sequel themselves.
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5. Open question
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What elements would need to be included in the sequel to make it successful?
6. Open question
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What do you think are the similarities and differences between writing a sequel and writing an original story?
7. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich wearing shoes and doing a little dance
8. Poll
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Which of the following books is a sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'?
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brave New World
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Through the Looking-Glass
9. Poll
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Who wrote the sequel to 'The Shining', titled 'Doctor Sleep'?
  • Dan Brown
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Stephen King
  • Harper Lee

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