with Michelle Cameron
Notes From Homework
Taking their stories home with me gave me insight into some issues that the writers are almost all dealing with. We discussed these at the beginning of class:
Today's Story Critiques
We didn’t get through as many of their stories today. Please do have them bring a copy each week, in case we don’t get to hear your student’s story in class.
Among the comments we made today when considering their stories:
Today we talked about the rules of dialogue and why dialogue is important. We discussed how we all love to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations and that dialogue helps bring a story to life.
We then talked about the “rules” for dialogue:
We then discussed dialogue grammar:
Then I divided the writers into groups of two and three, gave them a scenario and a particular character. In these small groups, they wrote the dialogue, making sure to include where the characters were and what they were doing.
As always, this week’s homework is a choice. However, all homework should include dialogue in it.
See everyone next week!