I will be adding extra office hours this week on Wednesday 12/6 between 1-4pm and on Thursday 12/7 between 11:30 and 12:30.
On Dec 13 at 1-3pm, we will have our last session in our classroom. Here is what we’ll do: I’ll bring coffee and donuts, you will bring your portfolios. We will discuss and set up a final portfolio page for your revisions, and you can discuss possible commitments to read each other’s final work later […]
Re-telling fairy tales unanswered questions re-write Disney — somehow twist the gender roles Re-read the Grimm tales play them for humor read outside of your comfort zone — put that emotion into a story anything you don’t usually read fairy tales from another culture stories from another culture romance novels read financial news personal blogs […]
This is NOT a mandatory event, and it occurs at a bar, so I believe you must be 21 and over. That said, I want to invite you to see a contemporary American literary event in Los Angeles, if it’s possible for you. I’ll be reading at: LARB QJ LAUNCH + LIT CRAWL OCTOBER 25, 7PM REVOLUTION […]
Critiques are going well, overall. Some notes as you keep going: If you get feedback about praise or punishment, from me, this is the most important feedback to understand and address — especially punishment. I also sometimes write “Too broad,” which is important because it verges on praise or punishment. Crits must be specific and […]
You should see the forum and should have the ability to post a New Topic. Write you Creative Prompt, based on a story that we have read (not A Good Man Is Hard To Find), as a New Topic. As a Reply to your peer’s prompt (assigned in class), write 2-4 paragraphs of fiction.
The workshop slots are now fixed and ready for Workshops 5, 6 and 7. I have switched to labeling them by date. Today, we workshop Maggie. Remember that your prompts are due today, Thursday 10/19 , but just the prompts. We’ll talk about using the prompts to keep filling your notebook after Maggie’s workshop. Also, […]
Here is the WaPo article we talked about in class: The white flight of Derek Black. Daisy, Tristen and Stephee, please check your workshop dates and then check in with me about this in class.
Anders’s story is posted in the Workshop Forum! Reminder: Read the Doerr stories for tomorrow (Thursday), see Assignments. For Tuesday 10/10: 2 printed, proofread, double-spaced copies of your critique. 1 copy of the manuscript with your notes, printed. Critiques Address your critique as a letter to the author. Begin with a summary of the story. […]