AUTHOR’S
NOTES
GOALS
Identify the parts of an author’s

note and their purposes
WHY WRITE AN AUTHOR’S
NOTE?
Author’s notes provide writers
with the opportunity to discuss
their intentions and talents.
...
1. IDENTIFY WHAT THE PIECE
IS
Genre, form, etc.
2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
What is your intended meaning?

What were you trying to do with

the piece?
Who is the intended...
3. DISCUSS PROCESS.
(MAJORITY OF A NOTE)
What inspired this piece?
Assignment? Writer’s notebook?
Inciting moment?
How...
4. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
Author’s feelings about the piece
Is it complete?
Are there areas in need of more

work?
What ...
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  1. 1. AUTHOR’S NOTES
  2. 2. GOALS Identify the parts of an author’s note and their purposes
  3. 3. WHY WRITE AN AUTHOR’S NOTE? 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 techniques.
  4. 4. 1. IDENTIFY WHAT THE PIECE IS Genre, form, etc.
  5. 5. 2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE What is your intended meaning? What were you trying to do with the piece? Who is the intended audience?
  6. 6. 3. DISCUSS PROCESS. (MAJORITY OF A NOTE) What inspired this piece? Assignment? Writer’s notebook? Inciting moment? How did you develop the piece? What steps did you take? What techniques/tools did you use? How have you revised the piece?
  7. 7. 4. FUTURE POSSIBILITIES Author’s feelings about the piece Is it complete? Are there areas in need of more work? What could this piece inspire in you? How does this piece represent your views on the world or writing?
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