Go to a passage—a ¶ or less—in Bird by Bird that you’d like to talk about. Tell us what you notice, and what you admire (or are irritated by). I am preempting the following passages:
- p. 17: Short Assignments: “It reminds me that all I hve to do is write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame . . . “
- p. 21: Shitty First Drafts: ” All good writers write them. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts . . .”
Questions About This Course
X1: Experience-Based Writing
- Fri, 2/10: No class!
- Mon, 2/13: Read the essays in Franzen by Cantú, Chee, Crenshaw, Díaz, and Dumitrescu. As you do, think of moments from your own life that you might write about in your X1.
- Tues, 2/14: Post X1 to your Google Drive folder. Please save your writing as a Microsoft Word document, and title it “Lastname X1”.