Listen to part of a lecture in a creative writing class.
- What aspect creative writing does the professor mainly discuss?
- A. how to keep a reader’s interest.
- B. how to create believable characters.
- C. key differences between major and minor characters.
- D. techniques for developing short-story plots.
- Why does the professor recommend that students pay attention to the people they see every day?
- A. the behavior and characteristics of these people can be used in character sketches.
- B. observing people in real-life situations can provide ideas for story plots.
- C. it is easier to observe the behavior of familiar people than of new people.
- D. students can gather accurate physical description for their characters.
- The professor discusses an example of three friends who run out of gas What point does he use the example to illustrate?
- A. Writers should know their characters as well as they know their friends.
- B. Writers should create characters that interact in complex ways.
- C. Friends do not always behave the way we expect them to behave.
- D. Friends’ behavior is often more predictable than fictional characters’ behavior.
- What warning does the professor give when he talks about the man who lives on the mountain?
- A. avoid placing characters in remote settings.
- B. avoid having more than one major character.
- C. avoid using people as models whose lives are unusual.
- D. avoid making characters into stereotypes.
- What does the professor imply is the importance of flat characters?
- A. They act more predictably than other characters.
- B. They are difficult for readers to understand.
- C. They help reveal the main character’s personality.
- D. They are the only characters able to experience defeat.
- Why does the professor say this? 🎧
- A. To indicate that he is about to explain what type of drawing he
- B. To help students understand a term that may be confusing.
- C. To indicate that he used the wrong word earlier.
- D. To motivate the students to do better work.
B A A D C B