Grades for our first semester have been turned in, lessons planned for the week, laundry almost done, groceries have been put away and pork chops are cooking in the oven. The guys are watching The Fall of Berlin and I have a few minutes to breath and think, plan out my to do list for the week.
Writing and reading wise, Ray Bradbury put a fire under my butt, I'm instituting my Bradbury Book Camp for Writers goals which should prove interesting and hopefully not futile.
My plan for this week is
1) Write 500 - 1000 words a day, whether it is journal, prompts, blog, or creative writing class assignments which includes
- POV Exercise for Method and Madness: Write a scene 3 different ways in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person omniscient.
- Vein of Gold - Chapter One Kingdom of Story: work on narrative timeline a bit everyday.
- F2K - Write up bio for introduction
- 52 Books Readalong: History of the Medieval World - Read Chapter 2
- 52 Books January Journeys and Author Flavor of the Month: Haruki Murakami - reading Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
- Following a Rabbit Trail: Bradbury suggested reading Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer which she wrote back in 1934. Guess what dusty book I just happen to have on my shelves! Yep, plucked it out and started reading. Enjoyed the first two chapters so far.
- Book Camp: read a poem, short story and essay a day: Currently on my plate is
- essay: Thomas Merton's Journal # 1 Run to the Mountain;
- poetry: Max Felshin Leaves of Life (dusty book)
- short story: selections from Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia
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