A Creative StoryCreative story
A five-day short story
12.10 ? 13.30. Opening - where, how and with whom can a story begin? Excercise that examines a possible opening to a variant of the book Ruth. Suggestions and feedbacks on single story project. Chekhov, as one of the 19th c. masterpieces, with a special look at "The Lady with the lapdog" in regard to voices and style: Who is telling the story and how?
This is a brief hands-on tutorial on the text techniques. 12.10 - 13.30: Brief story workshops in which the attendees will be able to get reading and feed back on their new story. Modern ity and Postmodernism - how did the story evolve into the 20th cent...? Focussing on personality and dialog, with a brief hands-on tutorial on one of the lyrics.
12.10 - 13.30: Brief story workshops in which the attendees will be able to get reading and feed back on their new story. This is a brief hands-on tutorial with the text. 12.10 - 13.30: Brief story workshops in which the attendees will be able to get reading and feed back on their new story. Experimenting - how far can the limits of the story be shifted?
A few samples with brief tutorials.
Letter to my creative writers group
I am sending you this note to my fellow students instead of a brief story that was the commission for this weeks work. I knew I would be expecting some critique when I signed up for this creative literacy course, but I am still a little shocked by what was happening the last few times we saw each other.
There' s a great deal to clarify about the overwhelming positive response I got for my brief story "Creative-Writing Beatdown", about a fellow who beat the other kids in his grade for creative typing after they criticized his work excessively. First, many of you said that you were unpleasant to read "Creative-Writing Beatdown" because, in your words, it was "clearly autobiographical".
Yes, the protagonist and I have the same name, and yes, he and I are both in a creative literacy grade, and, YES, we have both got very hard reviews from our fellow students for creative composition. "The" Creative-Writing Beatdown" is a pure fictional work and is by no means founded on the happenings of my time.
Well, I think I should mention the fact that the protagonist's schoolmates in " Creative-Writing Beatsdown " all have the same name. Reckon when I came up with a name for the folks in the fictitious creative writers category, I unconsciously learned from my experiences in that creative writers group. Like you, I was as astonished when I realised that the sacrifices in history were sharing your name and your general text.
As I think about it, I can understand why you were particularly angry about the role in the story when the protagonist, after he had beaten up his whole creative literary grade, said: "THAT's for the criticism of my use of Em hyphens", which is something you criticised me for.
In fact, you exaggerated your criticisms of "Creative-Writing Beatdown" when you said it was "unbearable" and "childish". As I said, I can deal with constructional critique. As an example, you didn't have such beautiful things to say about my first story "Fish Cop", a tragedy about a policeman who changes his body with a policeman and uses his police officer skills to combat crimes in the Northwest.
If you could all shatter the illusion that "Creative-Writing Beatdown" is about me fighting you all, you could concentrate on what's best about the story. I think, for example, that the protagonist is very complicated - on the one side he is a skilful and sensible author, but on the other side he is also very strongly abused and is also very strongly influenced by his age group, so that he is forced to do things like whipping up his whole creative school.
There' s a certain ambivalence of nature there that I think is nice and a tragedy. I also think that the images in the moments in which he beat his creative typing classes are very life. Reread the protagonist's last soliloquy with a new look and tell me that you are not moved:
Wow, it looks like my creative literacy grade has learnt a useful lecture about being mean, and I think it's fair to say that the other kids were mistaken with "Fish Cop. Justification has been ministered here today, but even though I know I did the right thing, I would not like to have to beating my creative typing grade again....
As you know, I share your view that it is strange that the story changes from a third-person to a first-person view from time to time. The end, when the protagonist has sexual intercourse with the instructor and then gets remarried, was also a bit attached. I think you will appreciate it more now, and also because you should familiarize yourself with it before the next course when I present "Creative-Writing Beatdown, Part Two".