creative writing 3 1

1. choose a prompt, write your response, post your work, telling me which prompt you chose, and writing a brief “defense” — something about why you chose that prompt, what challenges you encountered, what the process was like, what insights you gained, etc. Then, I will comment on your work; you will then reply to my comment by focusing briefly on one or more specific aspects of craft; finally, I will enter a grade.

3.2 Parents ( prompt chosen)
Write a poem or story about parents. Some suggestions:

  • Think about a specific form: confession, prayer, accusation, eulogy, series of questions, or some anaphoric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.list pattern (“do you remember…I want…I loved/hated it when…”).
  • Try writing in dialogue.
  • Write from the point of view of a child.
  • Write ostensibly from the point of view of the parent, but secretly from the point of view of the child.

Read this story, “My Oedipus Complex,” by Frank O’Connor (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: write your response/update to it


2.
After readings some of the Web Links, Suggested Readings, or Lectures (from any week or the supplements), write your report here. Remember to write at least 100 words.

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