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Thursday, June 22, 2017



"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting."
-Carl Jung

Please fill out this metacognition form to aid in getting you the report card mark and comments you want.

Final Work: Novel Planning and Movie Review
Before submitting any written work to me through www.turnitin.com, ensure you've formatted it according to one of my required formats, you have used Spell Check, and copied and pasted it into all three of these to find obvious errors:

http://www.grammarcheck.net/editor/ (choose "Free Check")

http://www.grammarbase.com/

http://writing.garretson.info/PunctuationChecker

Robot editors sure aren't perfect, but they are going to help you find some of the most obvious of your errors. Errors which it would be best I didn't see you making.

Past Work
   
Feb 14
Fictionalized Life #1
Take something that (maybe) happened to you, and exaggerate it to make it more dramatic, fitting it into the three-part story structure. Use www.turnitin.com to submit an original, informal writing piece, using prescribed format #1. Try for 1.5 to 2 pages in length. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Informal and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No journalism)
Feb 17
Fictionalized Life #2
Take something else that (maybe) happened to you, and exaggerate it to make it more dramatic, fitting it into the three part story structure. Use www.turnitin.com to submit a second original, informal writing piece, using prescribed format #3. Try for 1.5 to 2 pages in length. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Informal and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No journalism)
Feb 23
Three Viewpoints
The same event, told from the point of view of three very different people, the inside of whose heads you get a clear picture. No dialogue. Just thoughts.
Mar 7
Flashback
Something life-changing has happened. You won't say what. And you will show that flashbacks can be written in present tense, and present story told in past tense.
Mar 20
Mr. Hyde Story
You wake up one morning, and you are Evil You. Dr. Jekyll has turned to Mr. Hyde. The things you always feel obligated to do? You don't do any of those. The things you always show restraint and good sense and abstain from doing? You are going to do a bunch of those. A cautionary tale.
Apr 3
Fairy Tale
Be guided by the frog. Seek wisdom about what kinds of things to put in fairytales, right from the frog's mouth in this one. Your characters neede not speake verilly like ynto the fayre speeche of dayes longe paste, but if thou wouldst essay to write them even thusly, here be a fewe ideas. And here is a page linking to online fairy tale examples with fairy tales in translation from ancient sources.
Apr 24
Rant
Using an essay format, write an angry rant or a glowing rave about something that annoys or delights you.
May 15
Children's Cartoon
Working in pairs or small groups, design the "show bible" that will be used to create a 1980s/1990s-style, toy-selling, Saturday morning, 20 minute children's cartoon. You have been given your choice of one of these toy sets to create a cartoon around. Character motivations and personalities. Dynamic between characters. McGuffin and phlebotnum. Keep it kid-appropriate, but well-structured and appealing. Nothing anyone might find silly. Kid's stuff needs to be taken more seriously than grown-up stuff, for the most part.
June 9
Three-Season TV Show
Create a TV show using this outline, and these planning sheets. Work in small groups.
June 20
Write a small jounalistic piece, musing on inspiration, creativity and how people achieve fame.
June 20
Write a movie review of an odd movie, which doesn't say whether it's good or bad as a whole, nor if you like it or not. Note: If you have a REALLY good idea for a short story of your own design, you may submit one of those instead.
June 20/26

Plan and start to market a novel concept. Use instructions and Planning Sheets. Due June 20th if it's going to count for the Peer Portfolio Award. June 26th to only count for the course.
Some time-saving ideas to aid those pressed for time:


- Steal writing from yourself: expand one of your existing pieces already written for this class(or outside of it) into a plan for your novella. Three Perspectives, Mr. Hyde, Fairy Tale, Flashback etc. You will have already written half of the sample chapter


- Steal planning from yourself: adapt one of the three seasons of your TV Show into a novel, copying and pasting from one set of sheets to the other, making a couple of important character or plot changes between show and novel. (note: simply changing a character's race, sexual orientation or identified gender isn't necessarily going to cause an important change in the events of your novel plan. Only do it if it's going to make a significant difference in the work as a whole).

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