Secondly, the first character the reader usually meets is the protagonist, the main character, and you must show the reader things about this person that makes them want to know more. Is she sobbing at her desk? Is he running down the street? Is he in a fight? Or on the phone?
Welcome Back! from Carol Brennan King It has been a while since we have been together and it was great to see you in person and via Zoom. In person people - please note that you can bring your laptop or tablet to class, and set it to zoom so that you can see the…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing September 15, 2021
Carol Brennan King Both classes may benefit from these notes because whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, you must be authentic. That means you may have to check and confirm what you think you remember, for fiction and for nonfiction. The narrative must take place in an authentic and believable world, believable because you…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing July 14, 2021
Carol Brennan King July 7, 2021 Prompt for next week: Write something around the word vacation. Think school, holiday, family, short or long vacations, accidental vacations (a snow day) or intentional and planned vacations. The example that I am sharing here may seem a long way off from vacation, but I was on my vacation…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing Class Notes
Have a Happy Fourth of July! Image borrowed from https://www.phillymag.com/things-to-do/weekend-philadelphia/ Carol Brennan King June 30, 2021 About prompts: I give them, you do not have to use them. If you have a good thing going, keep writing. If you are feeling stuck or want to try something new, give one of these prompts a try.…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Writing
Today was devoted primarily to putting some resources into your hands and then trusting you find them helpful.
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