3420 Stories as fiction writing textbooks

If you desire, you can email to me no more than three examples of your reading the stories below as fiction writing textbooks. Each example of your reading this way can earn up to five points. Each should be no longer than 500 words. I will stop collecting them at midnight on April 22nd.

When you write, be specific. Quote the story to support your assertions about it. Include an example effort of you using the knowledge you find in the textbook/story. Completing even one of these will help prepare you for our final exam.

You can read and write about these stories in any combination (i.e. you could write about one story three times, each story once, one story twice and another once, or one story once, and so on).

The stories are all found in Deepening Fiction:

  • ZZ Packer “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere”
  • Julie Orringer “Pilgrims”
  • Margot Livesey’s “The Niece”

If you have questions, please email me.

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