Class Procedures and Reminders
Success Tip: Jumpstart your storytelling with other people's stories. A great way to get ideas for your own storytelling is by looking at other people's stories, and this week is a perfect time to try that out because for the Week 9 blog comments, you are browsing people's story posts to choose what you want to comment on... which can give you lots of new ideas too! So if you have time, do the Week 9 blog commenting before you do this week's storytelling, and see if other people's experiments can inspire your own storytelling.
Spring Break is coming! Your Week 9 end-of-week assignments are not due until the weekend at the end of Spring Break (March 24-25), but I would urge you to finish them now so that you won't even have to think about this class during vacation. Week 10 will start on Monday, March 26, after Spring Break.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Blog Stream. If you are looking for a storytelling style to try, you might combine the first-person style with backstory, imagining that character's earlier life and ending your story where the traditional story begins. For a great example of how that can work, here's Ashley imagining the life of the hero Karna; her title lets you know that it is a backstory: Before the Rivalry Began, and the first sentence expresses in first-person form the driving force of Karna's identity: I am born to be something more.
Myth Video OR India Video: And following up on the goddesses, here is another one of the Crash Course Mythology videos: Great Goddesses.
Myth Book Online: Today's free book is Some Chinese Ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents.
Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is from Japan: Someone who stands behind a wall can see nothing else. Find out more at the Proverb Laboratory.
H.E.A.R.T.: And here's a reminder from TinyBuddha.com about being good to yourself:
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat knows that mistakes are part of the growth process: My mistakes help me grow. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Video: And here are some writing tips from the genius writer Kurt Vonnegut: Tips on How to Write a Great Story.
Event on Campus: It's a Dance Party in the Union Food Court tonight with Bollywood and Angolan dances from 6PM-9PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.