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WHAT MAKES A GOOD GHOST STORY?
Learners from Thetford, Great Yarmouth and Gaywood in King’s Lynn put together the following list of what they think makes a good ghost story: Think about the language used, the type of words, how the story is told and add your own points to this list. Describing words (adjectives) Colours, sounds, feeling words Strong definite characters Creating suspense Setting the scene and the atmosphere Describing the weather Clear opening line Personal feelings Clear ending Describing the sounds Exaggerating the description Mystery

The CSV Action Desk at BBC Radio Norfolk 01603 631631 Read more stories created in Norfolk at bbc.co.uk/norfolk and click on Voices

USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES TO CONSIDER USING WHEN WRITING A GHOST STORY Chill Spooky Gloom Scary Eerie Spirit Grotesque Shivers of fear Uncanny Abandoned Dare Atmosphere Paranormal Spectre Phantom Creepy Howling Hair-raising Frightened Spine-chilling Old and cold Flooding

Cobwebs

Chain-rattling Shriek Vaporous Apparition Deathly Whispering cries Frostiness Blood-curdling Sensation Indistinct Shrill darkness Mist fog Footsteps Apprehension Ghoul Shadow Aura Weird vision

Abnormal headless

Graveyard Corpse Horse and carriage Weeping Supernatural Banshee Poltergeist Lifeless

hooves

Scream

The CSV Action Desk at BBC Radio Norfolk 01603 631631 Read more stories created in Norfolk at bbc.co.uk/norfolk and click on Voices

CHALLENGE ONE
Have you listened to the various Ghost stories on the website yet? If not, visit www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk. These stories were all created by people from a workshop, which included the following challenges. Pick four words from the list of “Useful words to use when writing a ghost story” and in 10 minutes put together a short ghost story. This should be no more than 150 words in total and must included the four words you’ve chosen. Think about the tips listed in “What makes a good ghost story”. Use these tips to help you with your...

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