Advanced Creative Writing
Day Twenty-eight--Wednesday, February, 18th, 2015
Big Idea = SHORT STORY!
The following should be saved in our class folders by now, because I’m using them to put you with partners.
- Three pages on your story
- Describing People--SECOND ATTEMPT (p. 66)
Peer Conference: Describing People--SECOND ATTEMPT
- Re-read all of page 65 (twelve tips).
- Read your partner’s description of the character, and make at least five comments BASED ON ADVICE FROM PAGE 65.
- How well are they hitting those targets?
- Are there places they need to work to make this character description stronger?
- If you finish this early, before I’m ready to talk about dialogue, please continue working on your story (four pages due tomorrow/Thursday).
Short Story Element Lesson: Dialogue
- “Building a Scene with Dialogue (page 70)
- “You Talkin’ to Me?” Let’s read the top part together, to review the rules.
- You and a partner are going to complete the quiz and the revision on google drive.
Exercise--what you do NOW during quiet workshop time:
- The “Revision” assignment at the bottom of 69—do that ON YOUR OWN STORY!
- Please HIGHLIGHT the dialogue work you do today, so it’s plainly visible to me, whether you revise scenes you already have created, or whether you create entirely new scenes.
- Have at least ¾ of a page in highlights by classtime tomorrow.
Quiet, Independent Writing Workshop—Move if you think you’ll be chatty. Silence is supreme today.
1. LENGTH: Total of four pages MINIMUM due tomorrow/Thursday
2. CHARACTER: Incorporate your CHARACTER pages into your story! Maybe you use every detail, or maybe you just KNOW it, even though you don’t explicitly state it.
3. CHARACTER: Incorporate your Describing People one-hundred words.
4. SETTING: Incorporate your Visualizing Setting Details (page 72) into your story. Maybe you use every detail, or maybe you just KNOW it, even though you don’t explicitly state it.
5. DIALOGUE: Revise your story using what you learned/reviewed about dialogue on pages 69-70.
6. IDEA-GATHERING: Cruise pinterest board for most recent fiction posts—good stuff there!