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Creative Writing - Friday

  1. 1. Welcome Back! Please grab your writing Journal and note taking supplies
  2. 2. Checking in... How did your writing go this week? What were your successes? What were your challenges? Did you find using a plot helped to hold your story together? How and why?
  3. 3. Home Writing Challenge Exchange Looking for feedback that will drive us and inspire us to excellence
  4. 4. Our last day together…. What have you learned? Do you have any unanswered questions? What do you wish we would have covered? Have you bonded with the writing process? Do you feel any passion to write? When will writing be useful or necessary in your future?
  5. 5. The definition of time is the evidence of change The previous picture is in black and white. A useful tool- as it shows contrast and details that may be missed otherwise. Look closely at your writing. Where and how can it be developed? Is it worth the effort? Will the effort bring color and light?
  6. 6. On Monday we looked at 3 things-that writers charistically do... WRITERS WRITE WRITERS PRACTICE
  7. 7. & Writers.. READ
  8. 8. Short stories from Hollis Montessori school She is dreaming. Dreaming of flying with the birds. She swoops through the clouds, graceful and swift. She sees the city below her, but only the sky above. Endless, blank sky. She drops through the clouds so she can see the land more clearly. There are buildings, small as anthills and cars, like ants, dodging between them. And there is the ocean! Deep, empty, never ending, just like the sky. She flies towards it. There are boats and a few small islands, but so much of the ocean is empty, quiet and beautiful. Then she is falling, falling towards the sea. . . . -HMS 7th grade student
  9. 9. 100 word short story Hollis Montessori I am a snowflake, beautiful, crystalline. I am a snowflake, carefully constructed. We are packed tight, but we know. We know that any minute one of us will fall from this cloud, from each other. I have never been a snowflake before. I have been shower water and a puddle and flower nutrients, and even holy water that has been blessed and scented. Snowflakes begin to fall. There are less and less of us separating me from open air. My first fall. I detach from the others and I am alone, falling, drifting, gliding down to an uncertain future. -HMS 7th grade student
  10. 10. Another Example from Hollis Montessori Eyes open to the crashing chirps of the clock. Weary days, waking, breakfast, work, money, winter; stumbling in and out of the bathroom, closet, chair, out of his house. Doors slam. The man trudges to work. Weighing and boxing paper clips, sitting for minutes, hours, days, and dreary years. 100 clips. 180 boxes. 9 hours. 162,000 clips. He trudges home, buying a hot cocoa. On the curb, a girl in a poncho stares at the puddle and paper cup at her feet, dog sitting by; guilty. Minutes later the man opens his front door, no cocoa in hand, smile flickering. -HMS 9th grade student
  11. 11. Last awesome story from Hollis Montessori One hundred words. That seems like a lot of words, but it only come out as about a paragraph, which isn't very much. I hear one hundred and naturally think "big". In the right context, one hundred is a big number, but really, when compared to even greater numbers, such as one million, its size pales in comparison, and comes off looking quite small. So, when you think of the huge amounts of words in a story, the one hundred words in a paragraph don't even come close to seeming a significant part of the story. Not even. -HMS 8th grade student
  12. 12. Keep Writing-Writers Write! Think of a story___________ based on an idea, experience, dream, or piece of art. Step 1-Write 150 -200 words focusing on emotional descriptions to let reader feel your writing. Additionally choose a specific theme; love, courage, good vs evil revenge and drive your readers to it through conversations between your character, or dialogue within your subject’s mind. Step 2-Reread. Add or change where you think can or should in order to produce excellent work. Each time you open your journal indicate it with a date stamp. Reread your work several times (2-3) before moving on to the next step. Step 3-Let it rest Step 4- Reread and make any final changes to your short story or poem. Step 5- present it to your writing circle at ESTEAM
  13. 13. & Writers Read I challenge you to read 1 story each day/ or an hour a day -reading. While reading notice the: Plot and the theme. Is the character in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd person POV? Is the writing real, honest, raw and full of description. Keep reading, keep writing, your adventure awaits you!

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