ENG 318 Ashford Story and Tradition

Story and Tradition Week 2 Discussion 2

Choose a traditional work from this week’s Required or Recommended Resources and summarize its story (narrative events) and its plot (internal registers, motivation, and/or the development of main character/s). Provide instances in the narrative where dialogue contributes to the story and/or plot. Explain how this use of dialogue creates tension and conflict.

Also, choose one of the non-traditional or metafictional pieces from this week’s Required or Recommended Resources. In terms of plot, point of view, and narration, etc., how does this piece differ from the traditional story that you chose? Please substantiate your ideas with specific examples from the story.

If you had to choose one type of fiction to write—traditional or non-traditional—what would it be, and why do you prefer that aesthetic?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your sources using APA style.

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each required response to classmates must meet or exceed 150-300 words. In your responses, you may choose to address your peers’ choices of traditional or non-traditional storytelling. How do your peers address the purpose of the stories’ modes? Did your peers’ posts miss something that you thought important? If so, what is it?

Week 2 – Journal

Reflection and Response

Choose one of the “Pen to Paper” or “Think About” prompts in Chapters 6 through 9 of the primary text. The purpose of this journal is to provide you with the opportunity to either practice the fundamentals of narrative or to analyze a piece of published fiction for its use of particular techniques. It is recommended that you complete this work before Day 7 so that you can use the principles or even the content in this week’s Writing Fiction assignment.

For instance, you might complete a freewriting session for this journal on the Chapter 6 prompt, “Pen to Paper: Character Interaction.”

Conversely, you might use this journal as an opportunity to read as a writer. Select one set of “Think About” questions that follow a published story. Answer one or more of these questions in your journal.

This journal should be at least one full page in length, and formatted in double-spaced text, APA style. For APA style guidance and information, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.