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Encouraging the individual voice. An organic approach to creative writing in the classroom. An organic approach.

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encouraging the individual voice

Encouraging the individual voice

An organic approach to creative writing in the classroom

an organic approach
An organic approach
  • “I do not plan my fiction any more than I normally plan woodland walks; I follow the path that seems most promising at any given point, not some itinerary decided upon before entry … having discovered that I write fiction in a disgracefully haphazard sort of way, I now hit on the passage through an unknown wood as an analogy.”
brainstorm
Brainstorm
  • Who is this person? What is his/her name?
  • Why is this person an outsider?
  • What does your character most want?
  • What is his/her most treasured possession?
  • What are the worst and best things that have ever happened to this person?
  • Put your character in a location – describe two key items in the room in which they are located at the time of telling their story.
  • What or who is stopping this person from getting what they want?
why write
Why write?
  • “I write entirely to find out what I\'m thinking, what I\'m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” – Joan Didion
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