“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.