Writing and reading To Do list for the week

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

Writing Wise:

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 
 2)  1 hour of editing a day on Eyes in the Ashes 

Reading Wise

  • 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   
 That ought to keep me busy along with walking every night after dinner (faithfully done since new years eve), chronological bible read, and what ever life chooses to throw at us this week.  

If you are dropping in from Row80, welcome and thank you for dropping by.  

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have a good game plan. Best wishes for a great week.


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