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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the main advantage of a first person narrative?
2. Which type of narrative is most often used when writing from a Presentation perspective?
3. Which one of the following is an example of a character that remains unchanged?
4. According to the author in Chapter 13, what is the writer's responsibility?
5. What distinguishes a first person narrative from other forms?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of truth in fiction by comparing the illusion of truth with the actual depiction of it. Include which one is present in fiction, how the writer adds it, and the way it affects the characters and events. Use the book to also provide examples that support your analysis.
Essay Topic 2
The narrator is a crucial part of fiction because he/she is responsible for telling the story. 1) Describe a first person narrative, its advantages and disadvantages, and the techniques a writer uses when writing in first person.
2) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a third person narrative, including the differences between the omniscient and viewpoint narrator.
3) Explain the importance of the narration in fiction and how it can be written to engage the reader fully.
Essay Topic 3
Although the sources of inspiration are unlimited, analyze the following three places that a writer can find ideas for new characters.
1) Describe all of the people, places, and events in a person's life that can provide ideas for characters.
2) Explain how writers can find new characters within themselves and how those characters can be applied to fiction.
3) Describe the process for finding new characters in the story itself as well as the past experiences of existing characters.
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