ERIC Number: ED191037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
ABC's of Writing a High School Best Seller.
A guide to the development of a class project in novel writing is provided in this paper. A seven-week production schedule is suggested with projects including: (1) setting, plot, beginning character development, and selecting editors; (2) continuing character development and outlining plot; (3) working on the rough draft; (4) filling in the rough draft; (5) editing and revising; (6) revising and typing the final edition; and (7) proofreading, selling, and collating. The paper also provides a list of practical suggestions for implementing the project. A sample of group character delineation is given, a rough plot of a sample novel and later plot development is sketched, and a sample of division of student responsibility is shown. Sample titles submitted by students for a class novel are also listed. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1979).