This week is Dead Week.Â (The Final Exam is next week.Â JUST KIDDING!)
If youâ€™re still working on last weekâ€™s prompt (Symbols, Memoir/Observer Narration), hereâ€™s the article to refer to.
I really suggest you take a few minutes and click on the live links provided,
- to the many examples of the techniques we discuss,
- as well as the reader contributions.
An example can be worth a thousand explanatory words.
And here are the topics weâ€™ve covered so far if you feel like taking a crack at any of those, hyperlinked to the relevant article:
Narrative Point Of View
Keep working on what youâ€™re working on for this column.
If you donâ€™t have anything in the hopper, choose one of the above techniques and employ it in a poem, story, or essay. Refer to the relevant article, and do click on the examples.
- PutÂ SunWE in the title and tags.
- Indicate in some way which devices/techniques/figures I should be paying attention to.
- Deadlines are open.Â This prompt does not turn into a pumpkin a week from today.Â If youâ€™re piece isnâ€™t done by next Sunday, get it in when you can.Â This is supposed to be fun.
- I will comment on every submission and include a link to it in the next column.
- If you would like a little more academic critique--but still very friendly and positive--include the word "rigorous" in your post (e.g. "rigorous critique wanted").
Here are the responses to last weekâ€™s and previous prompts.Â Let me know if I missed yours.Â I hope you can take a few minutes and read some of the other submissions.
Several other reader submissions anticipated this topic and are linked to in last weekâ€™s column.
Detached Autobiography (I missed this one.)
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