“If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.” ~Neil Gaiman

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  Collect completed short stories for workshop.  Discuss the upcoming Bus Lines poetry/flash fiction contest.  Brainstorm ideas for the theme of “Out and About.”  Show the Flash Fiction powerpoint flashfiction and discuss writing a 100 word story.  Discuss and look at examples of a six word story.  Write your own six word story to be displayed in class.  Your flash fiction Bus Lines draft is due for mini workshop on Nov. 18.

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  Begin workshop on Theme/Atmosphere pieces.  Offer positives and suggestions for improvement.  Work on your final edit.

Filmmaking ~ Review Shyamalan biography.  Finish the film, Signs, and discuss symbolism and foreshadowing.  Collect completed film analysis sheets.

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