Storify It!

A Pen In Each Hand

By The Bellman

Look at the opening page of a non-fiction book. Does the author use any fiction techniques to engage the reader?

If so, list those techniques, and think about how effective each one was and how each affected the way you viewed the information.

If not, or if you can’t tell, try rewriting one or two paragraphs in a way that does use some fiction techniques. Compare your rewrite with the original: which do you think gets the main idea across more effectively?

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