Quick Write: (WNB) Think of the best story you’ve ever heard. In writing, do your best to describe this story. Why did you like it so much? What did the writer do well?
What is fiction?
Your Words (WNB) How would you define fiction?
“Official” Definitions (Dictionary.com) imaginative narration, especially in prose form something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation
Qualities of Good Fiction On the next page of your notebook, please.. Title it: A writer of good fiction has to… Then, brainstorm as many qualities of good fiction as you can by creating a bulleted list. I’ll ask everyone to share at least one in a moment.
More about Fiction
Types of Fiction Realistic Fiction Could actually happen in real life, but is not based on true events Non-realistic Fiction Could not actually happen in real life because they involve some sort of supernatural aspect or impossible technology or alter history in some way. Semi-fiction fiction implementing a great deal of non-fiction i.e. “based on a true story”
Forms of Fiction
Fiction is harder to write [than nonfiction] because it’s an act of invention, vs. description, but I think the satisfaction at the end is well worth the challenges.