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ERIC Number: ED124988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 6
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What's Really Basic about Teaching Fiction Writing? Issues vs. Character in Action.
Maiolo, Joseph
In the face of an audience and public which wants the facts, the student writer has become increasingly fact-oriented and characters are mouthpieces for sides of an argument. These experiments may be useful, but we need to reserve the name "story" for a fictional work with characters who move through a set of actions. There are many unconventional topics and characters to challenge the contemporary writer of fiction. If you look to the story, the issues will follow. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)