Story development: The story has a well-planned arc with pacing and description to develop the events and characters. There is a clear conflict, setting, point of view, and theme.
Organization: The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear traditions.
Language: The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader’s enjoyment. The writing shows the reader instead of tells.
Conventions: There are no spelling, capitalization errors, and few to no punctuation or grammar errors. The verb tense is consistent.
Revision: There is evidence of clear revision. Careful detail has been paid to the character motivation, setting and plot.
1 Flash Fiction or Flash nonfiction story: A complete story approx. 1000 words to a maximum of 1500 words