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Who is your favorite monster? Dracula? Medusa? A zombie? What about your favorite mystical creature? Be sure to choose someone you think would be fun to write about.
What sorts of things does the monster like? What does the monster eat? What does the monster do in its spare time? What's it like to be covered with fur? To have wings? To bite your lips when you have fangs? Good writing comes from being able to put yourself right in a character's shoes...or hooves...or claws...
When you're describing a monster let your readers hear it, smell it, and feel it as though they are actually right in front of the monster. Did it brush its teeth this week? Does it smell like a graveyard? Or wear cologne?
How do monsters talk? Does Dracula use big words? Does Sasquatch grunt a lot? Try to capture their style with your words.
The more books and stories you read about monsters the more you'll know about them. Plus reading is fun and makes you smarter and also makes your brain grow so big it'll explode. But that's only happened once, so don't worry about it. Did the writer use interesting descriptions? Did you like their characters? Was it a surprising plot?
Decide whether your interview will be a drama, comedy, or tragedy, or a combination of all three. Do you want weird, funny things to happen to your monster? Then it's a comedy. If no one ever understands your monster-- it's a tragedy and if he learns to stop sucking blood and to fit in with the rest of the world, it's a drama.
Conduct an imaginary interview. With real questions and everything. Imagine what the monster would think about global warming or the price of gas. Ask the monster about its time in high school. What it likes and dislikes. Even its favorite movies. Make the monster real... and scary.
Really, it's fun...and you'll find new, cool words and ways of saying things.
First decide what pose you want to do. Is it a leering scary pose? Or a reserved official portrait! Is the monster in a good mood? A bad mood? Is it hungry? Sad? Don't leave any parts out.
Lay it all out in a sketch. Just a stick figure so you see where the monster will be standing and what'll be in place around it.
What is the most important part of the monster? Its eyes? Accent them. Its teeth? How about its hair?
Just carefully, carefully go over your pencil drawing with black ink. This step is so that you can copy it thousands of times. If you can sell each copy you'll be able to buy a house, a new car, and two pizzas.
That way you can see how it sounds. Maybe there will be something that needs to be longer, shorter, or changed.
Friends, teachers, parents, people passing by on the street-- let them read your interview and see what they think. Maybe you've forgotten to add something that they need to know to understand the interview.
Does your school have a school paper? What about the local newspaper? Is there a contest you could enter? There's nothing more fun than having something published. Except getting paid for it, of course...