Identify the parts of an author’s
note and their purposes
WHY WRITE AN AUTHOR’S
Author’s notes provide writers
with the opportunity to discuss
their intentions and talents.
Readers can identify the level of
success a writer has had with
their intentions and use of
1. IDENTIFY WHAT THE PIECE
Genre, form, etc.
2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
What is your intended meaning?
What were you trying to do with
Who is the intended audience?
3. DISCUSS PROCESS.
(MAJORITY OF A NOTE)
What inspired this piece?
Assignment? Writer’s notebook?
How did you develop the piece?
What steps did you take?
What techniques/tools did you
How have you revised the piece?
4. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
Author’s feelings about the piece
Is it complete?
Are there areas in need of more
What could this piece inspire in
How does this piece represent
your views on the world or writing?
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