The atmosphere the reader is trying to create with his use of words
Examples: happy angry suspicious anxiety sad joyful
The events that take place in the story which are comprised of introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
First two sentences of your essay to grab the reader's attention. Normally something that makes the reader curious of what the novel contains. Examples would be a question like have you ever done this? or what if...?
When who what why where are the 5w's; the main questions about a subject. What the reader asks about the story to understand it more. Can apply to any type of writing including newspapers and even movies.
A brief summary of a piece of literature The outline includes a title, hook or thesis statement, a introduction, three or more body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Building the character's background and learning more about the character.
Sensory Language is to help a reader connect with the story. Authors use it often when describing a mental image to help readers visualize what he/she sees. Connects to the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) to create an image or description.
Setting of when and where the event or story takes place. Can be certain time and specific location.
Ex. It was a dark and stormy night.
To think of ideas for your story, also talking with a group about a subject. Ideas for brainstorm would be group, alone, just trying random ideas, focus on one specific topic and stay on topic.