Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2)
Part 1, Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2
The author introduces the qualifying characteristics of creative writing and two main aspects of it. This lesson is about writing as a creative art form and the major differences between a storyteller and a writer.
1) Class Discussion: What type of art form is creative writing? Are there any other solitary art forms? If so, what? What are the advantages of being a solitary art form? Are there any disadvantages? Does the class think that most writers choose to write because it does not involve other people? Why?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 differences between a storyteller and a writer. Afterward, talk about the differences and which ones are the most significant.
3) Partner or Group Discussion: What is a writer as defined in the Introduction? What does a writer define in a narrative? How does a...
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