Creating Short Fiction Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Introduction

• Damon Knight, the author, is a writing professor who focuses on short stories.

• Knight struggles with the debate of whether or not one could be taught to write, and he determined that it could be possible.

• Many writers have never been taught how to write.

• A story is not comprised of disconnected pieces of information, but rather different components that are all important in telling a story.

• Knight's goal throughout the book is to share techniques that he has learned for short fiction writing.

Part 1, Developing Your Talent as A Writer

• There are four stages of a developing writer, beginning with the writer only writing for himself and ending with the writer correcting his weaknesses.

• For a writer to get out of the first stage of a developing writer, his characters must move from one-dimensional to three-dimensional.

• A writer must learn to see, requiring the writer to...

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