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Up-Spinning

It’s been a while, but I have to seriously update this site and others or end up losing them. So, while I wandered onto this page, figured I’d post. Really need to do a reintegration process in website-ing, but even … Continue reading

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REVIEWS: Utopia

I thought “Utopia”, TV’s latest reality show, would be different. No prize, no winner, a time span of a year. But once again, the media knows us better than we will admit about ourselves. Reality shows have the potential of … Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 5/14/08

Last class, and close to the last posting (gotta leave myself open to possibilities) last night, on a lasting love of the literary. Full workshopping with four pieces of diverse story and a bit of brainstorming on a project. The … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 5/7/08

Good workshopping last night.  Within the three stories we covered tense, humor, dialogue pacing, imagery, setting, types of conflict and various methods of resolution, building tension, importance of event, character building, and detail. For me personally, after having already taken … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 4/30/08

Good workshopping session.  Great rewrite by Jackie on her story, third draft in, and changed dramatically.  It’s always amazed me  how someone can edit so  much  that characters, scenes, events, and meaning are turned inside out and upside-down and only … Continue reading Continue reading

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ASSIGNMENTS: Reassigning

With an eye to the future when this weblog will be just so much undecipherable dust, I’ve reassigned the stories I’ve written herein or hereout–in Hypertextopia–to a new "STORIES" category.  Much of the false starts or in using them simply … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 4/16/08

Good workshopping session, covering anthropomorphism  in Jim’s story of Vinny the vulture, and the question of verisimilitude of storyworld in the transition.  Does a vulture read? Well, as first person pov, we’ve found he’s written this story. Do we dig … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 4/9/08

Rather a dismal opening to the class last night with confessions that will hopefully turn into good news for all eventually.  It seems the smaller the group, the more intimate and the more willing we are to relate, admit, open … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 4/2/08

Some pre-class notes first:  Sat down with Jim Murphy and we exchanged critiques.  I was in ninja costume so my notes to him were mostly of the cut and slash style.  I love Jim’s narrative voice.  It’s like settling down … Continue reading Continue reading

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Class Notes: 3/26/08

Featuring John Porcellino’s graphic memoir "Perfect Example," we had a good discussion on both story and form and covered the first section to decipher how story arc and characters are developed with the enhancement of images.  Basically the story is … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 3/12/08

Well we workshopped my hypertext piece, A Bottle of Beer, and I’m grateful for the input on story.  Many of the suggestions have already been integrated into all rewriting accomplished today.  Though I hate to put this aside until it’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 3/5/08

Workshopping of Molly’s story, focusing particularly on edge and changing point of view.  Also discussed from FFF, The Great Open Mouth Anti-Sadness and Things You Should Know.  Particular emphasis on voice in these stories, and on turning point. Took a … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 2/28/08

Some good workshopping last night; excellent group that covered just about every point of critique on each of the four stories.  This proves my theory about having a small but knowledgeable writing group as the optimum setup, and will consider … Continue reading Continue reading

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CLASS NOTES: 2/20/08

Apologies to those I’ve penciled up on workshop stories; I’ve spent more time copyediting the work of others than writing anything of my own so please forgive the seemingly overanxious overcritical maze of markings and be thankful I don’t use … Continue reading Continue reading

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Class Notes: February 6 revisited

Just realized that the majority of my posting on notes taken during this class didn’t get posted!  Was using MarsEdit and did repost to update as I took them but they did get lost in the process. Dang it all.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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