Thursday, May 3 — Poetry/Script First Draft Due
Friday, May 4 — Poetry/Script Revision Day
Monday, May 7 — Practice Barnes and Noble Reading
Tuesday, May 8 — Practice Barnes and Noble Reading
Wednesday, May 9 — Begin Class Poetry/Script Reading
-Poetry or Script Writing
*Choose one or the other
*1,000 word total requirement for whichever you choose
*Final draft due: 5-9-18
*Some types of poetry to consider …
Sonnet – a short rhyming poem with 14 lines. The original sonnet form was invented in the 13/14th century by Dante and an Italian philosopher named Francisco Petrarch. The form remained largely unknown until it was found and developed by writers such as Shakespeare. Sonnets use iambic meter in each line and use line-ending rhymes.
Limerick – a five-line witty poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines, the longer lines, rhyme. The third and fourth shorter lines rhyme. (A-A-B-B-A).
Haiku – This ancient form of poem writing is renowned for its small size as well as the precise punctuation and syllables needed on its three lines. It is of ancient Asian origin.
Haiku’s are composed of 3 lines, each a phrase. The first line typically has 5 syllables, second line has 7 and the 3rd and last line repeats another 5. In addition there is a seasonal reference included.
Narrative – A narrative poem tells the story of an event in the form of a poem. There is a strong sense of narration, characters, and plot.
Epic – a lengthy narrative poem in grand language celebrating the adventures and accomplishments of a legendary or conventional hero.
Free Verse – A Free Verse Poem does not follow any rules. Their creation is completely in the hands of the author. Rhyming, syllable count, punctuation, number of lines, number of stanzas, and line formation can be done however the author wants in order to convey the idea. There is no right or wrong way to create a Free Verse poem.
Concrete – Poetry that creates an image thematically or literally related to the subject matter.
*Types of script writing to consider …
Screenplays -Screenplays are scripts written specifically to be produced for a visual medium, such as film or television. For the most part, screenplays are fictional in nature and designed to tell a story. Screenplays typically include a variety of information including setting, dialogue, camera instructions and may include editing instructions. It should be noted that most screenplays are not produced as written. The director, production crew and even the actors may all directly or indirectly alter the script during production, reports Screenwriting.info.
Playwriting – Plays are productions that occur live, on a physical stage rather than the metaphoric stage of film or television. Like a screenplay, a play script includes dialogue and directions. According to Script Frenzy, a play script will include stage and scene instructions, as well as provide character names and description.
John Smith (Title Of Work) – 1
Creative Writing – (Poetry/Script Writing)
-Class-determined Requirements For Cumulative Project
*Novella – 25+ pages
*Short Story – 25 pages
*Poetry Book – 20+ poems
*Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market (2018)
*Where to Submit Short Stories: 23 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work
*If you’d like to read a thorough (LONG) article I wrote about publishing, click HERE
*Helpful sites …
+Kindle Direct Publishing
+Barnes and Noble Press (Nook Publishing)
-Royalty-Free Photo Websites
*Use these sites to help you find photographs that will be useful in creating a cover
-Helpful Photograph Editing Tools and Sites
*Paint.net can be found on your laptop – search for it with your magnifying glass in the left corner of your screen
*Canva.com (I’ve never used this, but a student recommended it)
*Any version of PhotoShop is always amazing
*Any others you’d like to recommend? Mention them in the comments section …