Today's Daily Agenda

1. Attendance

2. Questions? Answers?

3. Dates:

  • 11-3 Briggs 7-9
  • 11-8 Workshop Story 2
  • 11-10 Workshop Story 2

Set Review Groups

  • We still have page count due on Fri.
  • Find your BB group under the "Review Groups" tab. (I will set these up in class)
  • Your story must be posted to BB by 8 am on Monday
  • Post your story in "Discussion Board" in "Peer Groups Story 1"
  • Create a thread with your name in it: “Slegathor’s Story One” or use the title and your name, as in “Too Profound to Live by Slegathor.”
  • You will print or download each story
  • You will read each story in advance (two for Tue, two for Thu)--we will decide who now--Forget not
  • You will be PRIMARY RESPONDENT for one story, and you will provide extensive marginal and in text notes for the other.
  • Primary response will be written prior to class; one copy will go to me, and one will be given to the author.
  • Your primary response will be submitted in the BB Assignments section in the "Your Primary Response" folder; your grade for your primary response will be reflected in your final story grade.
  • Here are:
  • You will read (parts of) your story aloud to your group mates in class
  • We will spend literally all next week on this, or three full hours of class time.

4. Fantasy Races

  • Questions?
  • Has anybody tried to use them?
  • Definition of race
    • Physical Similarity
  • Population
    • Procreation
    • Reason
    • Culture
  • Dwarves
  • Elves
  • Fairies
    • Glamours
  • Giants (All Hail the New York Giants . . .)
  • Goblins and Orcs (not the same thing, darned Tolkien)
  • Halflings/Hybrids (not just hobbits--darned Tolkien again)
  • Merfolk
  • Trolls
  • Nonwestern Mythology
  • Grow your own . . .(Note Lackey should out on 307)
  • If you use them, they should be believable individuals and (for their function) effectively drawn characters.

5. Review/Share time as you think best

6. Next time: Briggs 7-9