1. Write in your Writer's Journal 10 minutes everyday (except Sunday if you prefer). Writing your story or working on character profiles etc. counts for this. Writers write everyday. See "Writing Prompts for Daily Writing" on page 6 of your writing workbook for inspiration.
2. Work on your blog. Add your character profiles, scenes from your story, your writing prompts and any writing you'd like to share and get feedback on. Make your blog a storehouse for your creative bursts of inspiration!
3. Keep working on your short story. By the time we meet again next week you should have have your storyline details worked out using your Story Structure workbook pages and you should have the story written through to the climax.
4. Read and comment on half of the blogs in our class (see the schedule and blog address list Sister Johnson sent out). Remember if your blog is private send out invitations. If you are supposed to read and comment on someone's blog that is private it is your job to remind them that you need an invitation. This only works if you can get on each other 's blogs! :)
ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS WEEK:
1. Rough draft through climax, using Story Structure Worksheet numbers 15-17 to assist you.
2. Daydream Technique blog post: write for 10 minutes about the "footsteps behind you" scene we "daydreamed" about in class. Or, if you'd like, take 5 minutes to daydream about a scene in your story, take another 5 minutes to list the details from your imagination - sights, smells, feelings, sounds, tastes, thoughts. Then, take 10 minutes to write the scene from your story and post on your blog.
3. Read the Pesky Little Brother of the Bride (p.23) and This Could be the Big One (p. 28) and come prepared to talk about the literary devices you can see in them that we have talked about in class.