with Michelle Cameron
Today's Story Critiques
We got through only a portion of today’s stories. Among the comments we made:
Writing from Images
Today I shared a number of strange and evocative images. Each student picked one. Several wanted to work from the same image.
They were slow to get started with this one, and at one point I asked if they were struggling. They said they weren’t, but many of them confided that they preferred to originate their own stories rather than being “led” into one by imagery. We talked about the fact that doing so can be a good way out of writer’s block – which is generally not an issue these writers seem to have!
For homework this time, they can:
Please do check that they are writing at least two pages a week. Some of them are starting to skate by with very short work, which isn’t really enough to improve their writing.
See everyone next week!