This is the 112th entry in the teaching creative writing blog and I'm going to take a break.
But do not despair if you have just found your way here, or indeed if you are a regular. At the bottom of this blog you will see Labels, lots of them, so you can find all sorts of tips, exercises and ideas -- three and a half years' worth!
It's a very long list, so here is a shorter list of the likeliest Labels to find Really Useful Goodies.
Assessment, Assessment Criteria
Creative Process, Creative Writing
End of Year, Endings
Exercises (24 entries!)
First Class (3)
How to Critique
Lesson Planning (6)
Pitching a Course (3 -- this is pitching it to an institution, not to students)
Start of Term, Starting Term, Teacher as Host
Warming the Class
Meanwhile, there's the book, Creative Writing: the Matrix, Exercises & Ideas for Creative Writing Teachers, now in its 2nd printing. Click here to go to my website to explore and order direct from me. Each term there's an exercise and teaching tip. The book's on Amazon too (click here), but costs you more.
So what will I be doing? Getting on with Testing the Gods, the story of my great-grandfather's life, now 60,000 words in. And I want to write a companion to the Matrix, exercises and ideas for teaching creative non-fiction (travel writing, articles, memoire...) -- interested?
Emails will still come through to me; if anything exciting or extra-creativewritingteaching-puzzling arises for you, talk to me!