Here’s your homework for March 8th, 2011: Go out with your assigned group for a few hours, to get comfortable and make some contacts in the class. While you’re together, fill out one another’s student information sheets (which you can download below and print on your own). Bring them back to me on March 10th […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Information, Please!
Here’s your homework for next time: Go out with the group to which I assigned you, and get used to one another. Spend at least a couple of hours together, and talk about whatever you want — I really don’t care, as long as it makes you a little more comfortable together. Fill out your […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Information & Other Homework
Folks, here’s your homework for next week: Go out as a group and get to know one another. You should especially talk about books or authors that you enjoy. If you don’t read books, then I don’t understand why you’re in a Creative Writing class, but talk about films you have enjoyed. And if you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Give Me Your Information!
Today, we discussed the difference between Flat Characters and Rounded Characters. You can read more about these types of characters here, and here. I agree with Gayle Moran’s observation, true of both flat and rounded characters, that: The requirement of good fiction is that each character be characterized fully enough to justify his or her […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Summary & Homework, March 11th Class
… I thought I’d just update. There is no change in plans currently. We will continue as planned: after everyone has done a self-introductory speech (and I have given you my comments on them) we will do some specific, and fundamental, work on Public Speaking skills and a lot of exercises, and then you will […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Since there was no class on Thursday…
Since your class on Thursday morning was canceled, due to the Mass, I figured I’d update you on the plan for next week: On Tuesday: you will hand in your Student Information Sheets, which you filled out during your outing. you will have filled out the online form linked below, which I asked you to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on An Update….
Hi everyone. Here’s an update on homework, as well as our presentation schedule (see below). For homework, remember that the following homework is due on Tuesday, 15 March: Have your Student Information Papers ready to hand in, including a picture, which you filled out during your outing. Make sure you have filled out the online […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What’s Coming Up
Sorry about the errors some of you were getting. The link for the Student Information Sheets should now be working on all pages in this site.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Student Info Sheets: Now Downloadable
Hi folks, Last time, we puzzled our way through figuring out why I asked you to look at/listen to John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps.” For one thing, I was trying to model for you the process of constructing a “reading” of a piece of pop culture. But I realized, too late, that it’s very hard for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Giant Steps Homework
Hi folks, Here’s what’s up for next week. Read “Farangs”, a story by Rattawut Lapcharoensap (from this book). It will be available in the Department Office (IH341) from the morning of Thursday, 17 March. The copies of the story will be in a small box on the table between the two couches. When you read […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Character Sketches and Scenes