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Teaching short fiction: a classroom exercise (tip 77)

In this video, D.D. Johnston discusses a classroom exercise that he uses to illustrate an important difference between short stories and novels.

Here’s an exercise that I really enjoy setting for a group of writers. 374 more words

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Shadow Selves

Today I returned to an old favourite text, Susan Wooldridge Goldsmith’s inspirational poemcrazy:

The psychologist Carl Jung suggested that when we’re about seven we separate from and then bury or repress whatever parts of us don’t seem to be acceptable in the world around us. 468 more words

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Purplicious!

Recently I took my paint swatches into class again. It’s always a popular exercise. I recommend going into your local hardware store and starting your own collection, as it’s almost impossible not to be inspired by the creative colour names.   575 more words

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Final Thoughts on Second-Person POV

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On Tuesday I wrote about the Late Student prompt in the 2nd-Person. It was a rather awkward exercise! 263 more words

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POV Exercise - The Late Student, Part 3

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The Late Student, Part 3 – All about you

Welcome back! We’re trying out different takes on one scene to get practice writing in different points of view. 460 more words

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The Late Student - Part 2 Results

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The Late Student Part 2 – Results

On Tuesday I went over the some of the  3rd-person POV styles that are used in fiction. 292 more words

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POV Exercise - The Late Student, Part 2

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The Late Student, Part 2

Welcome back! We’re trying out different takes on one scene to get practice writing in different points of view. 693 more words

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