Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Advanced Writers - 3rd Week Challenge


We have completed 2 classes for the new advanced writers' workshop. A huge thank-you to Charles Semones for being our guest speaker last night.

Last night's jump start was divided into 3 parts. For the jump start, we were asked to:

1.) List 10 "powerful" or "strong" words.

2.) From our list of 10 words, write 5 sentences using 5 of the words.

3.) Finally, select one sentence and use it in a paragraph.

Sounds difficult, but breaking it down into 3 steps was very helpful.

Now, for the 3rd Week Challenge - Tony has asked us to think about this challenge for a few days before we start to write:

What is your earliest memory? Try to be as specific as possible and write at least 2 pages. Bring copies next week to share with the class.

Also, type up the paragraph we wrote from last night.

See ya next week Ink Blots! I'm going to leave you with a quote from Mark Twain as recited to us by Charles:

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

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