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Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a 10-minute free write.  Mrs. Wood will share a revised version of a short story she has finally finished.  Discuss Creative Nonfiction.  Read Ray Bradbury’s essay about place titled “This Side of Byzantium” which is an excerpt from his book, Zen and the Art of Writing.  Read Non-Fiction essay “Flights of Fancy” by Kathryn Renner.  Distribute and review Creative Non-Fiction Rubric.  HW: Writer’s Notebook is due Friday, May 27 (27 pages).  Finish your own Non-Fiction essay about one of  your favorite places.  Use lots of imagery, detail, and don’t forget figurative language and VOICE.  Why is this place special to you?  What do you want your reader to discover about this place, and you.


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