“Fame Makes a Man Take Things Over” Exercise

Class: Writing Out of the Ordinary Genre: Creative nonfiction Readings: A packet of persona poems and dramatic monologues Time: 10 minutes 1. Pick a celebrity, sports star, cartoon or comic book character, product mascot (ex. Count Chocula, the Geico gecko, etc.) or newsworthy individual (Octomom, Charles Manson, etc.). 2. Create a mundane problem for that […]

Literally I wrote

Why are things happening literally in student creative writing?  If “literally” is not present, does that mean things are happening metaphorically? If “literally” is emphasis to ensure us that something is happening exactly as it’s said, does that mean other sentences embellish the details? Or does “literally” work like a double negative with the meaning of the […]