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The Six Traits of Writing Fiction & Nonfiction
Transcript of The Six Traits of Writing Fiction & Nonfiction
Fiction versus Nonfiction
Treasure Map to Originality & Authenticity
The Six Traits of Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
fiction versus nonfiction
Fiction and Nonfiction often follow a strict pattern.
Invention is typically
an important source.
Robbing ideas is
Word choice should
read aloud to hear the rhythm and get a clear sense.
avoid drifting from the subject.
when in question cut it down.
Open sentences with VARIETY.
To achieve sentence fluency:
be precise, colorful verbs & nouns
be original & unique
be filled with sensory images
be able to create vivid pictures in the reader's mind
describe action and dialogue vividly (in a story)
Only facts can be used.
Sources must get credit for all used material!
Both are an author's creative product.
Personal experience can inspire either.
Research can contribute to either.
Each can grow from inspiration or desperation.
objective depending on:
In both fiction and nonfiction,
(in both fiction and nonfiction)
Dramatic structure leads a character
from his crisis through its resolution.
Essay structure leads the reader from the top to the bottom of a subject.
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