Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900). Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …
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This assignment requires students to write half of a mystery story.
Every story has a plot. Whether it’s a short story, a novel, a play, or a movie, the most important element is the sequence of events that make up the story. In fact, that’s the definition of plot: the sequence of events in a story.