Creative writing

Creative writing

You will need to submit a creative work(s) of 500 words and a critical reflection of 250 words. The total word count is 750.
Your creative writing piece can take a variety of forms such as, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry or a script. It could take the form of one cohesive piece or a series of smaller pieces, such as poems or vignettes, which work together as a series.
Your critical reflection should draw the content, techniques, theories and strategies about creative writing that were involved in producing your creative work/s. Your critical reflection must quote or paraphrase something from this reading Chapter on ’Detail’ in How Fiction Works by JamesWood. p 48-74 and this reading ‘On Writing Place’ by Edora Welty
. Your critical reflection should show a deep understanding of why you, as a writer, employed a particular idea or strategy you’ve learned into your creative writing work and what that enabled you to achieve.

Susan Glaspell’s play, “Trifles”

Susan Glaspell’s play, “Trifles”

Below are five issues that relate to Susan Glaspell’s play, Trifles. Choose ONE OF THE PROMPTS BELOW and write three to five pages defending your position. Make certain you are clear in your first paragraph about which of the five themes you’ve chosen. Your paper will be an MLA STYLE DOCUMENTED ESSAY, quoting and paraphrasing from outside sources and from the play. You will be quoting lines from the play, so this will be a source on your WORKS CITED PAGE. You will CHOOSE TWO OR THREE OUTSIDE SOURCES in addition to the play that address the issue of the theme you choose. These can be web or non-web sources that may comment on the play itself, or farm life for women, or women’s issues in jury trials or any other source material that will help your argument. NOTE: This paper is not a book report. You must state one of the themes above and prove in the paper that this theme exists, along with providing support on that theme from outside sources. You will have to describe elements of plot and character here, but ALWAYS do so with the theme you have chosen in mind. This paper may not be re-written for a higher grade. HERE ARE THE PROMPTS:

(1. Explain why Glaspell chose Trifles for her title. Be specific and detailed.)

Concept of the normative value of the actual

Concept of the normative value of the actual

This discussion begins with the concept of the normative value of the actual. This refers to the idea that what is out there, around us every day, seems normal. That what is always around us seems right.

So let us think a moment about the word “normal.” We say this all the time. But what do we really mean when we call things ‘normal?’

Artists, scientists, writers, parents, teachers constantly question the notion of what makes something ‘normal.’ Now it is your turn!

You task for the initial post is to describe a particular “normal” cultural phenomenon that you encounter often. It can be anything- school, movies, ads, a show, a trend… anything.

Explain why and how you came across this phenomenon, and try to account for its categorization as ‘normal.’ Does everyone do / think / say this thing? Does no one question it? Do people seem to accept it? For how long? Is it traditional? New?

After you’ve explained the phenomenon, write a few questions encouraging your colleagues to join you in looking closer at this “normal” part of our culture. You could also write a few sentences offering some insight as to why the phenomenon might NOT be normal after closer inspection.