________Am I writing about the prompt?
________Is the story about me?
________Did I begin with a sound, quote or simile?
________Did I write where the story is taking place?
________Did I write about the time of year, month, season, and/or date?
________Have I mentioned the prompt, or at least hinted about it?
________Did I mention the people that are in my story?
________Did I use good words to describe the setting and tie in relevant details?
________Did I write a story and not a grocery list?
________Did I choose 3-5 main events?
________Is the climax at the middle?
________Did I use my senses and thoughts to describe those events?
________Did I add details that have to do with the prompt?
________Is it in order of the way it happened, and not jumping around from thought to thought?
________Am I making the story interesting?
________How many things did you do? (If it is more than 10, you are listing!)
________Did I tie the beginning to the end?
________Did I mention the prompt?
________Did I add details that bring the story to an interesting end, and not keep adding more events?
________Does my story make people smile, laugh, or cry?
________Does every sentence have a purpose?
________Are they longer than 4 words?