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Creative Writing

Instructor
Bret Polish
Term
2016-2017 School Year
Department
Independent Study
Description

Welcome to Creative Writing with Mr. Polish!  Your class will meet every every Thursday from 9:15 – 10:15 am. Because we only meet one day a week, it is important that you maintain communication with me by e-mail if you are having any issues with me, school, or the work. My e-mail is bpolish@champscharter.org and I check it every day so expect me to get back to you no more than 24 hours after you have messaged me.

 

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Turn in the final book (with corrections made to all chapters) and an original front and back cover.  The front cover should have some kind of picture as well as a representative image and the back cover should have a summary of the book as well as a brief bio of the author.

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Write the thirteenth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the twelfth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the eleventh chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the tenth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the ninth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the eighth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the seventh chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the sixth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the fifth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the fourth chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the third chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Write the second chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages

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Write the first chapter of the book you would like to finish this semester (your work should be at least 2 pages).

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Fill out the attached story step outline for the book you would like to write this semester.

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Re-write your antagonist's 2 page biography in the first person (2 page minimum).

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Create an interesting antagonist for the book you would like to write this semester. Write up a 2 page biography in which you go over, in depth, the history of this character from the beginning of their lives up until the present (when your story takes place).

http://writeworld.org/post/27877863967/writing-character-bios

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Re-write your protagonist's 2 page biography in the first person (2 pages minimum).

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Create an interesting protagonist for the book you would like to write this semester. Write up a 2 page biography in which you go over, in depth, the history of the main character from the beginning of their lives up until the present (when your story takes place).

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Following the rules of writing fan fiction (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Fanfiction), write a 5 - 10 page fan fiction story based on one of your favorite books, movies or TV shows.

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Write a 2 – 5 page science fiction story following the rules of science fiction story writing (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-Science-Fiction)

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Following the rules of writing comic books (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Comic-Book ), create a 22 panel comic book.  You must, at the very least, draw stick figures in each panel.

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Write a 2 – 5 page prequel/sequel to someone else’s short story.

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Following the rules of writing short stories (http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/shortstory/), write a 2 - 5 page short story with a "twist" ending.

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Following the rules of writing short stories (http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/shortstory/), write a scary 2 - 5 page short story.

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Write a 1 page autobiographical short story that starts with "My father/mother never..."

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Write a 1 page autobiographical short story about a "first" (first kiss, first love, first day of school, first friend, etc.)

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Write and perform a slam poem following the rules of slam poetry (http://www.powerpoetry.org/actions/how-write-slam-poetry).

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Write a song following the rules of verse-chorus-verse songwriting (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-Song-Lyrics)

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Write a 1 page fairy tale following the rules of fairy tale writing (http://writeshop.com/genres-how-to-write-a-fairy-tale/)

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Write a 1 page fable following the rules of fable-writing (http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Fable)

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Write a paragraph (10 sentences) about your favorite book.  Why is this book your favorite?