“Grown-Together Discussion” Reading Exercise for Craft of Prose

To prepare my Craft of Prose class for Megan Mayhew Bergman’s visit to Centenary University on Wednesday, November 9th at 6 pm and for their group presentations at the end of the semester, my students broke up into groups to present upon the first five stories in Bergman’s Almost Famous Women in “Grown-Together Discussion.”

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 […]