Category Archives: Examples
Let’s take a look at these two synthesis examples.
Consider these questions about this story. What did you learn about characterization from the story? Describe power shifts that lead toward the crisis moment. Which fiction writing technique was best exemplified in the story? Why? How might you apply a … Continue reading
Consider these five poems. We will talk about them in more detail during class.
From Elizabeth George’s Write Away, a brief consideration of plots.
Consider this excerpt from a scene in Ben Winters’s excellent The Last Policeman. After reading it, answer the following questions: What methods of characterization are used? (Can you list five?) Describe the merits of the dialogue. How does the plot begin … Continue reading
Consider these example stories. In a small group, rate the suspense of each section of Boyle’s story on a scale from one to ten. Discuss you’ve noticed about the modulation of suspense. As an individual, chart the suspense in William’s … Continue reading