Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We're English 10 Nerds and Loving It: January 22, 2014

Focus: How can I strengthen my memoir through workshop?

Please turn in your signed memoir proposal.

1. Warm-up: Showing vs. telling

  • Mini lesson: Translating idea to image, abstract to concrete
  • Putting it into practice with your own writing: Find a place where you tell an emotion (i.e. "I was really scared") and translate it into an image to show us that emotion instead.

2. Workshop #1: Explaining the rules of workshop and editing each other's drafts (or your own)

3. Revising your draft based on today's workshop

Continue editing your draft; draft #2 due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Here are the requirements:

  • At least three pages in length
  • Strong imagery using all five senses
  • Slowed-down moments
  • Elements of plot structure (exposition, rising action, turning point, falling action, resolution)
  • Showing not telling

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