Writing Project

Estimated Time: 60 minutes

One way to become a better writer is to read good writing.

Read:

This week read "Holy the Firm" by Annie Dillard in The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition on page 2.

Writing Project

Your writing project for this month will be to take a familiar story and give it a twist. Your main twist could be to change the setting. By changing the setting, the characters and other details will need to change, as well. Alternatively, you could tackle the more difficult task of changing the narrator. The Book Thief was written with an unusual narrator, Death. Can you come up with a way to retell an old favorite story with an unusual narrator?

To help get you started, read this article about modern twists on an old classic.

Begin considering what story you can retell and which choice you will make for your twist - setting or narrator?

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