Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Chapters 1-2)
Robin McKinley is the author of "The Hero and the Crown." The objective of this lesson is to discuss McKinley and her writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about Robin McKinley. Write the answers to the following questions: Where does McKinley live and work? When and where was McKinley born? What was her childhood like? Where was McKinley educated? How old was McKinley when she began writing? What other jobs has she had?
2) Class Discussion: Why does McKinley say that her stories "happen" to her? Why doesn't McKinley like to talk about the writing process? What is McKinley's favorite part of writing? How long has it taken McKinley to write some of her books? Why does the time for writing vary so? How many hours a day does McKinley write? What authors have influenced McKinley? What does McKinley say about writing and "conscious control"? What does...
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