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“I guess if you don’t jump you’ll never know if you can fly.” ~Miranda Lambert

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  Read and discuss the essay, “Who Are Those Guys?”  Vintage photograph activity.  Pick a photo.  Use the Tri-Dimensional Character handout to interview your character.  Now you should have the idea for a plot.  Use the Instant Plot Outline handout to create the framework for your fiction plot.  Write a story using a “vintage” character.  Remember, this character does not have to be set back in time.  HW:  If you’re liking your story, keep working on it!  Keep writing in your writer’s notebook.

Creative Writing 2, 3, 4 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write. Complete the google doc for Lit Mag staff.  Begin discussion and activities on the fiction element: Characterization.  Read and discuss handout Characterization234 and Direct_vs_Indirect. HW: Complete characterization activities.  Be prepared to share and discuss your scenarios next class.  Personal Essays are due on the 9th.  Keep writing in your writer’s notebook.

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