Metafiction is a work of fiction in which a major concern is the nature of fiction itself — i.e., Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut….. (Handbook to Literature)
Metafiction Writing Exercise
Choose a work currently in revision. In this work, if your protagonist were writing her/his own scene, as a character within the scene and as the narrator of the scene, what would that scene be? Write the scene.
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