Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Advanced CW--Wednesday, 2/18/15

Advanced Creative Writing
Day Twenty-eight--Wednesday, February, 18th, 2015  


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
  1. Re-read all of page 65 (twelve tips).
  2. Read your partner’s description of the character, and make at least five comments BASED ON ADVICE FROM PAGE 65.  
    1. How well are they hitting those targets?  
    2. Are there places they need to work to make this character description stronger?
  3. 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
  1. “Building a Scene with Dialogue (page 70)
  2. “You Talkin’ to Me?”  Let’s read the top part together, to review the rules.
  3. 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!

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