Group 2: Peer Critiques.
Group 2: stories returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Distribute Group 3 stories.
Fiction Exercise 3: God's Spies
(Shakespeare: King Lear)
This exercise will require some advance preparation on your part. I’d like you to try and listen in on a conversation, and then write down what the people involved are saying. This could be done in the bus, in a café, or even in your own home or flat.
Try to be discreet. People don’t like to be spied on, as a rule, so you may have to try and memorise the dialogue rather than noting it down then and there.
Don’t wait too long, though – the freshness of your memories will dissipate very quickly.
(maximum: one page – minimum: one paragraph)
- Bring along your written-out version of the conversation to class.
- You may need to include some indications of where the conversation took place, but make them as brief as possible (as Hemingway does in “Hills Like White Elephants”).
- Try instead to convey as much information as possible through the dialogue itself.
[MID-SEMESTER STUDY BREAK BEGINS]
- Group 4: Workshop Story Due. Bring enough copies for the entire class
- Group 3: Peer Critiques