Category Archives: Creative Writing, Spring 2012

  • Syllabus, etc.

    Posted on March 5, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Hi folks, Here’s a copy of the syllabus for the Creative Writing course for Spring 2012: Creative Writing Spring 2012, Syllabus (PDF) You can see my office hours, schedule, and contact information here. Please note that for the first week of classes, I may not be in my office at these times. (I have a […]

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  • Your Homework for Next Week

    Posted on March 11, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Sorry to be a bit late in posting this: the cold I had attacked me once again, and I got almost nothing done on Friday/Saturday. For the Creative Writing Class, I collected the papers you wrote for me about the book you have loved and why you loved it. For homework for the week of […]

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  • Homework For the New Students (and For Everyone Else)

    Posted on March 13, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    For the two new students who started the class today: Everyone else has written one piece for homework for me already. You must hand this in by Thursday, March 15. The homework is to think about a book you have loved at some point in your life. Write for me your thoughts on what it […]

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  • One More Thing…

    Posted on March 19, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Besides the homework I mentioned in the post below (the “flat character” writing assignment) I forgot to note one piece of homework: you are expected to be ready to discuss the Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog video from last time. We will talk about plotting, voice, and so on, but especially about character development and flat […]

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  • This Week (27/29 March)

    Posted on March 25, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Folks, For our longer class, Tuesday morning, we will: 1. Discuss the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Tell-Tale Heart” which I asked you to read last week (the link is in an earlier post). We will especially talk about flat and rounded characters, and the idea of suspense. 2. We will do a group critique […]

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  • Our Department’s Page on Facebook

    Posted on March 28, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012, Listening & Speaking 1, Spring 2012, Media English, Spring 2012, Public Speaking 1, Spring 2012, Understanding Anglophone Popular Cultures, Spring 2012.

    Please join the CUK English Language & Culture Dept. page on Facebook.  You will get announcements about events, department news, and more. Even if you’re not a ELC major, it’s a great way to get news while you’re taking classes in our department (and you can quit later).

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  • For Week 5 (3/5 April)

    Posted on March 31, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Folks, I am hoping the story-uploading is successful this time. I will be busy on Sunday, but just in case something goes wrong, could the two students whose stories are due by noon on Sunday also email a copy to me? That way I can upload them again if something goes wrong. By the way, […]

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  • Red Day Planner

    Posted on April 3, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Someone left a red day planner/appointment book in my office after our class this morning. If it’s yours, pllease drop by during my office hours tomorrow to pick it up. (Or you can just grab it in class on Wednesday!)

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  • Next Week Plan

    Posted on April 6, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Folks: First, your homework for Week 6 (ie. 10/12 April): Write two descriptions, of approx. 500 words each, of the exact same place; write the descriptions to convey two very different moods, by selecting different details, interpretations of those details, but also word choice and sentence structure, to depict two very different moods. DO NOT […]

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  • Midterm Stories

    Posted on April 18, 2012 by mrgord in Creative Writing, Spring 2012.

    Folks, Your midterm story submission is due on April 26th, as we modified the deadline in our last class. Have a good exam week!

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