Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fiction Workshop In-Class Assignment plus Weekend Reading Homework

Ten Minute Spill

Write a ten passage piece. The story must include a proverb, adage, or familiar phrase such as: "she's a brick house, between the devil and the deep blue sea, one foot in the grave, at stitch in time saves nine, don't count your chickens before they hatch, the whole nine yard, a needle in a haystack, etc.) You must change the phrase in some way. You must also use five of the following words in your piece:

cliff needle voice whir blackberry cloud mother lick

The reading assignment for the weekend is:
How to Become a Writer by Lorrie Moore

The Last Unseen Window in the Last Unseen Car by Bruce Holland Rogers

Come to class prepared to thoroughly discuss both. Bring in comments, observations etc.
I would like each of you to be prepared to answer the questions:
which point-of-view are each of these written from? and which verb tense?
Consider how effective these choices were in illuminating the stories and be willing to discuss why they did or did not work for you.

For the T-H class, we will discuss this Tuesday.
For the W-F: Wednesday

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