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Weekly Writing Workshop

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #62: Spring

An update from our sixty-second Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, April 1 The workshop started with Conner showing us four paintings that all involved some element of spring—glee, excitement, flowers, calm, peace, etc. Before we began to read some examples of poetry about spring, we asked ourselves […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #61: Seven Narratives

An update from our sixty-first Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, March 25 To start the workshop, Conner told us about the book The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker. However, before we jumped into what those plots were, we explored the meta-plot, which Booker argues every story […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #60: Tongue Twisters

An update from our sixtieth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, March 18 Conner began by asking the question, “What is the purpose of language?” Some of the answers were to communicate and to represent or describe things. Throughout the workshop, we learned more about what language is […]