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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