Meaning of fiction

Writing a fantasy novel means paying attention to common elements of the fantasy genre, worldbuilding and more. Use these helpful fantasy writing resources.

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Darkness in Fiction: 7 Tips for Writing Dark Stories - how to write a dark story with meaning, not just a pointless black hole of death and despair

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“And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.” ― Paul Auster, photo uncredited

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Part of the Common Core ELA Standards requires students to be able to read informational text and determine meaning. We think this reading note can be really handy and useful!

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Number 82 on the list. Oddly enough, I've never seen this movie. I've been meaning to for AGES, but... Anyway, I'm looking forward to it.

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The best selling sci-fi books of all time infographic: BAM. Reading list.
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Mapping out the plot line means referencing all the elements of fiction. The Story Mountain graphic organizer helps students to envision rising action and falling action with a visual.

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Dice Discussions: Differentiated prompts focused on literacy and team-building... great for ice breakers and for processing the meaning of texts (fiction and nonfiction). 32 pages, $ #accountabletalk #nonfictiontext

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