Three types of knowledge PracticalInformationalComprehensive
The first reading is concerned with understanding the structure and purpose of the book. It begins with determining the basic topic and type of the book being read, so as to better anticipate the contents and comprehend the book from the very beginning.
The second reading involves constructing the author's arguments. This first requires the reader to note and understand any special phrases and terms that the author uses.
In the third and final reading it is necessary for the reader to criticize the book. When the reader understands the author's propositions and arguments, the reader has been elevated to the level of understanding of the book's author, and is now able (and obligated) to judge the book's merit and accuracy.
Why do people write books? What is art? Who do writers create their books for? Does a person’s professional career influence the art? Can you write a book? How to write a book? What can books tell us except the plot?
1.Take an hour and write a one-sentence summary of your story. 2.Take another hour and expand that sentence to a full paragraph describing the story setup, major disasters, and ending of the book. 3.Write a short summary sheet for each character. 4.Take several hours and expand each sentence of your summary paragraph into a full paragraph. All but the last paragraph should end in a disaster. The final paragraph should tell how the book ends. 5.Take a day or two and write up a one-page description of each major character and a half-page description of the other important characters.
1.Now take a week and expand the one-page plot synopsis of the story to a four-page synopsis. 2.Take another week and expand your character descriptions into full-fledged character charts detailing everything there is to know about each character. 3.Prep for writing the first draft: make a list of all the scenes that you’ll need to turn the story into a novel using a spreadsheet. 4.(Optional.)Switch back to your word processor and begin writing a narrative description of the story. 5.At this point, just sit down and start pounding out the real first draft of the story.