Creating Short Fiction Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a consequence of not following an editor's advice?

2. If the writer feels the story is becoming boring, what does Knight believe is necessary?

3. After writing a book, how long does Knight suggest that the writer should step away from it?

4. Which of the following is a question Knight suggests the writer must ask about 'who'?

5. What is the purpose of reviewing work after it is complete?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the work habits that a writer should have, according to Knight. What should a writer do to be successful? What should a writer avoid to be successful?

Essay Topic 2

According to Knight, how can a writer get ideas? What are some common sources of inspiration for writers, including Knight?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Knight regard repetition as being negative in a short story? What are alliteration and consonance, and what role do they play in a short story? Why would it be advantageous or disadvantageous to include these elements in a story?

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