What Great Expectations Can Teach You About Writing Fiction

Creative writing lessons from Charles Dickens

Terena Bell
Feb 14 · 4 min read

From foreshadowing to characterization, Charles Dickens was master of many a literary technique — so much so that his Great Expectations is taught as an exemplar in high schools across the country. As writers, though, it isn’t enough to simply understand what these devices are. We have to…