Category Archives: Creative Writing, Spring 2010

  • Welcome to Creative Writing

    Posted on March 3, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Welcome to the new Creative Writing course for the Spring 2010 semester. There is a syllabus for the course available here (PDF). Here is the Revised Syllabus (PDF) with the new assessment system included: Creative Writing Syllabus Spring 2010, Revised (pdf) The week-too-week course plan is subject to revision, but in general principles it will […]

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  • Student Information Sheet

    Posted on March 4, 2010 by mrgord in Business Across Cultures, Spring 2010, Creative Writing, Spring 2010, Journalistic Writing 1, Spring 2010, Understanding English & American Pop Culture, Spring 2010.

    Here’s a copy of the Student Information Sheet, in case you need a copy: Student Information Sheet (PDF)

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  • Stories to Look at for Our Next Critique Session

    Posted on March 20, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Folks! Here are the stories for this Wednesday: Boram’s story Juwon’s story Daeyoung’s story Remember, you will talk about: What effect you think the author wants to have in the writing, and what it’s “about” (themes, ideas, etc.) What you think is effective in the writing What you think is not so effective, or could […]

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  • The Homework I Forgot to Mention

    Posted on March 22, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    We got rushed at the end of class, so I forgot to mention your weekly exercise homework: for next Wednesday, write a scene that includes both the flat character you sketched in last week’s homework (which you just handed in today), and another, new character. The second character is a more “rounded” character. The interaction […]

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  • For Monday

    Posted on April 11, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Hi folks, Sorry, I had a problem getting this file uploaded, but it shouldn’t be too hard to complete the homework anyway… This is a link for an approximately 20-minute-long episode comedy show called “Better Off Ted.” It is Episode 12. We’ll discuss “shoveling the grief onto your characters” next class, so make sure you […]

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  • Stuff to Read for Next Monday, May 3rd

    Posted on April 28, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Hi folks,Well, midterms are over, so it’s back to work for us! Since only one of the stories for critique is online, we’re going to discuss this week’s topic, the Telling Detail, today. For this topic and next, I’d like you to read two stories — one a little shorter, and one a little longer […]

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  • Researching For Your Fiction

    Posted on May 6, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    I promised a post by today, so here goes… This week’s homework assignment is concerning research. You need to research for your fiction, of course — all of you realize this, whether you want to do it or not. You’ve almost certainly run into points in writing your stories where you weren’t sure whether what […]

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  • Dialog Exercise

    Posted on May 10, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Hi folks. I gave you an assignment regarding dialog, and suggested Terry Bisson’s story “They’re Made Out Of Meat.”The story has also been made into a pretty decent little film, which you can see below: (There are other video versions online as well — search the title on Youtube and you can see a few. I […]

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  • Critiques

    Posted on May 20, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Folks,Sorry to say this, but I’m still working my way through your stories. Reading fiction is a lot slower and more consuming than reading essays! I am hoping to have my feedback ready for you by the beginning of next week!Which reminds me: we will be having classes Monday and Wednesday next week. I don’t […]

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  • Pick Your Assignment!

    Posted on May 31, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2010.

    Folks:I mixed up which assignment I’d given the class for the last assignment, and now there are two versions of the assignment floating around: Choose an interesting, dramatic scene from a film, and write the dialog exactly as it appears in the film. (You can use subtitles, but remember, subtitles usually simplify the dialog, so […]

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