Houston Community College System Creative Originality Writing Report

1. choose a prompt, write your response, post your work, telling me which prompt you chose, and writing a brief “defense” — something about why you chose that prompt, what challenges you encountered, what the process was like, what insights you gained, etc. Then, I will comment on your work; you will then reply to my comment by focusing briefly on one or more specific aspects of craft; finally, I will enter a grade.

2.3: Witness

Read the story by Ben Okri (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. called “In the Shadow of War;”

also, read the story by Louise
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okri.jpgWrite a story or poem that involves witnessing something; you might also focus on the perspective of a child, and the consequent loss of innocence. Think about how the writer’s perspective is different from the narrator’s perspective – particularly given that the narrator is a child, and you, the writer, are an adult. Think about diction that is somehow natural to the child, but also to the writer – or, if you write in third person limited (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., how to blend the authorial diction and voice with the child’s perspective.

After readings some of the Web Links, Suggested Readings, or Lectures (from any week or the supplements), write your report here. Remember to write at least 100 words.

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