Tag Archives: taste

Questions 650: Taste as Characterization

Ian asks: “Some stories use taste as characterization, but sometimes it falls flat. How can one use it well?”

In the Line of Fire
James Bond series by Ian Flemming
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming
The Diamond Smugglers by Ian Flemming
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
Emma by Jane Austin
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Crudrat by Gail Carriger
Marine Biology by Gail Carriger
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Man in the Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer

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Questions 212: Stretching Into New Genres (Writing Instruction Series 6)

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In this sixth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How do I get my students to expand their reading tastes so they can write in multiple genres?”

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Books Discussed:

Tales from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett