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Leigh Bardugo inspired writing exercise

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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 […]

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Critiques

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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 […]

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Reminders

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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, […]

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Workshop Begins

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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. […]