Creative Writing Syllabus

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by lovelyxmalia, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. lovelyxmalia

    lovelyxmalia Banana Hammock Lifetime Supporter

    Course Outline

    Week 1 - Intro to my Class and Ways I can Help You
    -My teaching method and intro of everyone
    -Get your juices flowing by using the Energy Method
    -Create your own writing fuel list
    -When Your Writing Even Bores You! (Writer’s Book of Days pg 64)
    -Top 10 Excuses (WBD pg 74-75)
    -Try Ideas (WBD pg 76)

    Week 2 - Exercises Pertaining To Your Life-Open That Door! Exercises due Week 4
    -Turn the Soil (WBD pg 79)
    -Ten Observations a Day (WTH)
    -Walk (WTH)
    -Songs to the Everyday (WTH)
    -Visual Archaeology (WTH)
    -Digging Beneath The Surface (WTH)

    Week 3 - Creativity. You Need Your Writing Fuel List for This Week
    -Enhancing Creativity with Writing Fuel
    -Using a Journal Entry
    -Writing Workshop (using Writing Fuel)
    -Making Tough Decisions Through Writing - The Rumble Beneath My Feet (WTH You don’t have to share this with the class.)
    -Writing Workshop (using Writing Fuel)
    -Saying Yes/No to the Muse (WBD pg 94-95)

    Week 4 - Beginning Exercises due Week 6

    -Incorporating Writing While Out & About (WBD pg 60, 67)
    -People Watching Project using The Education of the Eye: Staring (WTH)
    -Critic (WBD pg 77)
    -Avoiding the Truth (WBD 85)
    -Don’t Try to Avoid The Rocks (Writing Toward Home)
    -Incarnadine Seas (WTH Due Week 4)

    Week 5 - Guidelines to Writing Creatively
    -A Writer’s Date (WBD pg 23)
    -Fueling Creativity with a Partner (see what you can find out from someone else that you can use in your writing)
    -How Can You Tell Imagination is Present? (WBD pg 21)
    -Pay Attention/Write From Senses (WBD pg 28-29)
    -Snowbound (WBD pg39)
    -Authors Share (Anything you want to share-even if it isn’t from this class!)
    -Picking Up a Stone (WTH)

    Week 6 - Timed Exercises that Help You Silence the Inner Critic Exercises Due Week 8
    -Why Time an Exercise?
    -Pick a Fear (Playful Ways to Serious Writing pg 58)
    -Pick a Letter (PWSW pg 84)
    -Loose Lines (PWSW pg 88)
    -Pick a Character (PWSW 90-98)
    -Get Physical (PWSW pg 102)

    Week 7 - Branch Out From Normal Throw your rule book away!
    -About Language (WBD pg 50)
    -Café Writing (WBD 53)
    -Go Deeper (WBD 59)
    -Doors and Windows (WBD 62)
    -Pick a Line Out of a Novel
    -In Wandering Mazes Lost (WBD pg 87)

    Week 8 - Who Are You? Due Week 10
    -Let Writing Lead The Way (WTH)
    -Querencia (WTH)
    -Poetry Inside Us All (WTH)
    -I Could Not Tell (WTH)
    -Layers of History (WTH)
    -Digging in the Earth (WTH No due date for this-this is for personal use)

    Week 9 - Helping You
    -Improving (WBD pg 91)
    -Revising (WBD pg 93)
    -Writing Cycles (WBD pg 101)
    -Being Vulnerable (WBD pg 107)
    -Truth Versus Fact (WBD pg 99)
    -Honor Yourself as Writer (WBD pg 113)

    Week 10 - Share, Share, Share!
    -Author’s Share (anything you want!)
    -Writing Fuel Topic
    -Writing Workshop (Using one thing from this class)
    -Writing Fuel Topic
    -What did you learn from this class? Has it helped you?
     

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice