Creative Writing and Memoir/Nonfiction Writing Class Notes

March 10, 2021  Taught by Carol Brennan King    Creative Writing: today we focused on using white space, lines, and punctuation as tools to help us communicate our stories. We also talked about how using breath units, or the words we want to be read in one breath, help us reach our reader to interpret the…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir/Nonfiction Writing Class Notes

Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes

Nov. 4, 2020 Carol Brennan King Note class changes next week: Creative Writing will be from 9-11am and Memoir will be from 2-4pm. Assignments Creative Writing: We talked about seven emotions: joy, anger, worry, anxiety, sadness, fear, and fright. For next week, write a short piece that shows your character(s) experiencing emotions. The point is…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes

“Sit Still and Be Quiet”

So, if you have to “sit still and be quiet” a lot, what do you do? You think. You go places in your head. You rehearse past injustices (being honest here) and remembered or anticipated joys, depending on which holiday had just passed or was to come.

Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes

By Carol Brennan King    April 14, 2021 Creative Writing In Creative Writing today, we talked about some writing exercises for richer character, material that came originally from https://www.nownovel.com/blog/creative-writing-exercises-character/ Today we discussed the first three exercises. Play ‘head, and shoulders, knees, and toes.’ Think about what your character looks like, starting at the head, then downwards,…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes