Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Daniel Silva is the author of The Unlikely Spy. The objective of this lesson is to discuss Daniel Silva and his writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about Silva. When and where was Silva born? What were his growing up years like? Where was Silva educated? What job led him to quit his educational studies? Who else did he work for? Is he married? Does he have children?
2) Class discussion: Use research materials as needed. When did Silva first decide that he wanted to be a writer? What type of writing did he do before he became a novelist? How long did it take Silva to begin writing novels? To whom did he first confess his desire to write novels? Who encouraged Silva to write? Where does Silva get his inspiration to write? Is extensive research involved in the writing process for Silva? What altered the...
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