Readings & Assignments
Fiction #1: Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.
Discussion: Read Francine Prose's “Pumpkins” in Flash Fiction and write a response to it in the appropriate discussion forum on Pilot. Pay specific attention to perspective and use of detail. What details bring the story to life? What kind of narration does the author use and from what point of view is the narrator situated? DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.
Architectures of Possibility: Read FOUR: Workshop Model(s), FIVE: The Garbage Disposal Imagination and SIX: Beginnings. Choose TWO of the nine exercises located on pgs. 77-78 and complete them. Submit via Pilot on the same document. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.
Journal Entries:  Write about an object from an unusual angle—upside down, sideways, in a different light.  Write a narrative that pokes fun at some aspect of human nature. (REMEMBER: As the syllabus indicates, unless specified otherwise, each assigned journal topic should be addressed in no less than 250 words. Entries that you produce on your own impetus may vary in length—from, say, 50 to 1,000 words. If self-guided entries are all only a few sentences long, you are not writing enough.)