Friday, August 25th

Friday, August 25th

– Detail Question: What’s the weirdest or most memorable nickname you remember (this can be your nickname or someone close to you)
– We read and responded to our Poem of the Day, “Aubade with a Broken Neck” by Traci Brimhall
– We finished up your introductory two-lies-and-the-truth interviews
– We discussed the importance of good details and writing what you know, using the assigned craft essays as a guide

Homework for Monday, August 28th

  • Read: Bird by Bird: “Short Assignments” and “Shitty First Drafts” (pgs 16 – 27)
  • Read: Gotham: “Seeing the Seeds” (pgs. 9 -14)
  • Read: Some examples of hundred word short stories: Allie Batts’ “Party Dress”, “Mesket” by Heather Bourbeau, “Guilt” by Ruben Adkins and “The Night Before the Fourth of July” by Susan Roney-O’Brien
  • Write: In the spirit of “short assignments” write a hundred word short story (this can be fiction or nonfiction, but remember to keep focusing in on those details. Use the story examples as a guide!).  These stories can be printed or written out in your writing journal, but won’t be collected next class

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