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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 1 Writing the Great American Novel Or Teaching Writing Concepts at Writing Conferences A Capstone Project submitted to Southern Utah University For partial fulfilment of the Master of Arts in Professional...
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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 2 Abstract The purpose of the study was to discover which of the numerous concepts a writing instructor could teach at a writing conference that would help a beginning writer write a publishable novel. The...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 3 Acknowledgements I would like to thank everyone who helped on this project. First of all, many thanks to Art Challis and Matt Barton for their help on the project. I appreciate their patience and support as I...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 4 Table of Contents Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Acknowledgements………………………………………………………………………….…..3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………….…...5 Presentation...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 5 Introduction: As a professional writer, nothing bothers me more than having practically everyone I meet tell me that they want to write a best-selling novel. They make it sound like all they have to do is sit down...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 6 emotion and dialogue to pitching to an agent, what a writer needs to know about self-publishing, designing a novel cover and how to write a great first page. Those people who teach these classes go through the...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 7 hero or protagonist to accomplish. It is usually asked as a question. For example, will Sheba find her namesakes mythical kingdom. The second component is the Story Stakes which explains why the story is...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 8 Suspense and Conflict: One of the most important themes is conflict and suspense. Conflict builds suspense. Tension and suspense are the same thing. Amy Deardon in her book, How to Develop Story Tension discusses...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 9 K.M. Weiland in her book Outlining your Novel takes the writer step by step through the outlining process. In Chapter One, she answers the questions of should you outline, what are the benefits of outlining, then...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 10 the writer made in the very first scene and how if that doesn’t happen then the writer will lose the reader who probably won’t buy another book from that writer. She talks about the ‘very last scene, last...
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    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 11 to illustrate his points. He also uses movies that weren’t the success that the producers hoped for to illustrate what happens when ‘Saving the Cat’ isn’t used. The example he used were the two Laura Croft...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 12 Story Structure: Larry Brooks’ book Story Engineering covers in some detail all the elements of writing. He says that “neither a killer idea nor a Shakespearean flair for words will get you published without a...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 13 young wizard is sent to boarding school where he finds that someone is trying to steal a stone that can give life to the most evil wizard that ever lived. One of the big mistakes that a writer can make is to...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 14 seems to favor Peeta and she is pretty much left on her own. Then during the games everything she does goes wrong even when it goes right. When Katnis uses the Killerjaks to take out the group from the capitol...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 15 However, in this Capstone Project, grounded theory is being used for two things: 1. To find the information necessary to produce the script and create PowerPoint slides for teaching the different topics to...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 16 Part Two: Presentation I have attended a number of writing conferences ranging from a one-day conference in Kanab, Utah that cost $40.00 to a week-long conference that cost well over a thousand dollars. In...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 17 PowerPoint presentations help keep the presenter on track. They are easy to make and easy to read. However, PowerPoint presentations are used so often that they tend to be horribly boring with too much...
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 18 Lesson Overview Lesson 1: This lesson teaches the three steps that show to make an outline that ensures that the message is clear and compelling. 1. The presenter needs to decide on the Goal of the presentation....
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    • Writing the Great American Novel 19 3. It is essential to explain why the number on a slide are important. Take the time to explain charts and graphs. The presenter shouldn’t expect the audience to automatically understand as much about his...

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