Week of April 14-18 – Fiction

This week we’ll focus on fiction. The fiction assignment is in your Creative Writing Booklet and starts on page 39. There are samples of short fiction in the MasterWorks section of your book, starting on page 75. I’ve also provided a bunch of first paragraph from popular novels for you. These are primarily to show you that good fiction does not usually begin with massive exposition. If you’re only justifying something being in the opening pages because “people need to know that later,” that’s not a good enough reason.  🙂

Those paragraphs will also help those of you who get stuck and need to see how “other people” start their books.


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