Facts about Fiction
Introduction for teachers, and kids should also read it.
These short sections are based on a series I wrote for an educational journal.
They introduce some of the main aspects of creating a short story.
They are sequential. It's a good idea to start at no. 1 and work through to no. 8.
They are not designed as five-minute time fillers. Each one needs time, discussion and action.
Some points might provoke argument. Creative brain rummaging is good.
The underlying message, as always, is Enjoy!
1: The title
2: Attention please!
3: Making it interestng
4: Different ways of writing
5: Clear and consistent expression
6: Where to stories come from?
7: Happily ever after?
8: Exercising your creative mind
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