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?