I know I blogged a bit earlier this week, but I also promised I would be here every Friday to meet your writing discussion needs!
In between working on lesson plans and such for next week (had a complication thrown in where I need to use a different textbook for one of my classes, so now I have two sections of one class with one book and one section with another book . . . ) I manged to submit some poems. Did you? Friday is a good day to get yourself organized for sending your work out even if maybe you do some more over the weekend.
My writing and reading time (because they very much go together for me) have been limited this week, but I did type up the poem below from my notebook. I wrote the original draft in my notebook last Saturday.
Thanks for reviewing the poem!-
I’ve asked my students this week two main questions for their writing prompts: what do you think this course is about? and, What stresses you out? You can borrow either of those if you need a free write. Since you aren’t in my class, use the idea of what this course is about to think: what is creative writing? Who am I as a creative writer? We also talked about being specific. What can you do to a sentence such as, “He said it.” To make it more interesting?
There were also two videos I used, although many of you may have watched these before. I want to share them anyway. The first is Elizabeth Gilbert’s 20 minute TedTalk about Creativity and Genius. The second was another 5 minute TedTalk that deal with Your Final Facebook Status Update.
Holding one office hour today and then I have two 50 minute classes to teach at the end of the day before a much needed visit for a mani-pedi. See, someday I’ll be a total girl. I highly recommend that a part of your reading/writing/creative life involve some form of pampering.
Feel free to post your thoughts, works in progress etc in comments. I will take down any pieces your post next Friday as well as my poem above which is open for discussion as well.
Have a great weekend! And, since I finished watching the fantastic 2004 Battlestar Gallactica series – Good Hunting