Monthly Archives: February 2021

Writing a good lit club paper

I have just reread the material on how to write a paper for the per Ted’s suggestion that we all take another look. At one point it says, “The paper may tell a story if that is the best structure for it.” I would state that more strongly. Regardless of the subject, in my experience it is always best if you find a story in your material. Once you find that core story, it becomes your guide for what to put in, what to leave out and where to add detail, when to just sketch. It also provides a structure that keeps the paper moving forward – always a plus for your listeners. About the only place I can think of an exception is when the paper is a collection of verse. Thoughts? Rich L