2. Thinking about novels from the writer's perspective (I'm letting you in on the secret):
What tensions are set up in the opening scene?
What is the inciting incident that gets everything started?
What does the main character think he or she wants?
What does the main character really want (even if he doesn't know it yet)?
What is the most significant turning point/climax in this character's journey?
How does this moment change the character?
What tensions are resolved, left unresolved, or altered in the closing scene?
3. Tuesday writing: The Stranger
HW: Start working on the draft of your essay; bring in at least an outline on Friday (as well as any actual paragraphs you have drafted), and we will meet in the C-22 lab to draft and edit.