Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Fledgling: Chapter 1, Death and Chapter 2, Death Warmed Over)
As the book begins, Moore effectively creates and develops the setting of his story. Setting the scene for an entire book can be a difficult task, but by using descriptive language, and contrasting images, the setting is memorable.
1. Moore uses the contrasting beauty of the San Francisco skyline and a homeless man to set the stage for his tale. How do these contrasting images work to create a feeling of mystery? Why does the image of the Emperor lead the reader to believe that things are not always what they seem in San Francisco?
2. Writing exercise: Using Moore's first chapter as an example, write an introduction to a short story in which you establish the setting. This exercise should be no more than one page in length.
3. Explain why setting the scene in a story such as Blood Sucking Friends is important. Would the book...
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