Tag: archetype

  • Story Generator I Dig

    Tonight I was “surfing the net while sitting on the couch” again and I stumbled upon a terrific site for generating random ideas for writing short stories. “Tropes are storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations.” Here’s one And another … […]

  • Novel Study Preflight Checklist

    Read a Novel from the Reading List: focus your responses on a course focus question think “creatively” about your response connect to characters you’ve already studied extend your response to include symbol and archetype consider “Critical Questions“ emphasize “Voice” and/or “Structure” in your responses consider “Writing About Literature”(page 9-14) in Heath considered other essay writing […]

  • Prepare for English Language Arts Finals

    For those in the midst, or looking ahead at finals in my LA classes(9, 10-1, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2). Consider the outcomes we’ve tried to achieve. Enhancing the artistry of communication has been a strong technical focus. Skills mastered include using online blogging tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, even graphical enhancements using Photoshop or audio/video podcasting […]

  • The Night Aunt Dottie Caught Elvis’s Scarf When He Tossed It From The Stage Of The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

    This exercise is simple: write a poem about a family member meeting a famous person. All of us have such incidents embedded in family history or folklore: the day Dad shook hands with Ike in France; the time Mom spilled coffee on Elizabeth Taylor in a pizza parlour in San Mateo; the night Aunt Dottie […]