Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Narration)
"Beneath a Marble Sky" is written by John Shors. The objective of this lesson is to discuss John Shors and his writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about John Shors. Write the answers to these questions: Where did Shors go to college? Where did he live after graduating from college? What did he do there? How much time has Shors spent living and working in Asia? What job did he have in his hometown? What did he help found before he began writing? When did he become a full-time novelist?
2) Class Discussion: What is Shor's goal as a novelist? What does he like most about writing? What is a catalyst for what and how Shors writes? How does Shor's familiarity with his settings help him write his novels? What inspired Shors to write "Beneath a Marble Sky"? What was the most difficult part of writing "Beneath...
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