Friday, February 18, 2011

Packet 1 is done

My first packet for Vermont College is done and has been sent. (About 50 pages of writing.)
Now, I wait for the advisor to look it over and send it back with her comments.

While I'm waiting, I'm reading John Gardner's The Art of Fiction, getting ready for the assignment due Monday -- show the same setting as different characters (who are in different moods) would see it. It'll be interesting to see what the other members of our group come up with.

I plan to use the place in Michigan where my family took a month's vacation one year.
Now that I think about it, it's strange that I've never placed a story there. I have such memories of canoeing on the lake and of the food I learned to prepare. Noodles, for example. I didn't know that noodles were made. I thought you bought them in a box from the grocery store.

I'm also coming up with ideas for new creative work -- and have a shorter piece already done.
But I probably won't work on any critical essays until I get this first packet back. Until I find out if I'm writing them correctly -- or not.

Meanwhile -- I'm doing the Peanut Butter Science program at the library tomorrow.


Karen Packard Rhodes said...

Is this for a writing course you're taking. Much good luck. Enjoy.

Wendie O said...

Yes, I'm registered as a student at the Vermont College of Fine Arts -- Writing for Children and Young Adults. It's 4 semesters of constant writing. Creative writing and critical essays. With any luck, and a lot of work, it'll push my writing skills up a notch or two.

Carmela Martino said...

Hi Wendie,
I didn't know you were attending VC. I graduated from there in 2000. I learned so much in the program. I read THE ART OF FICTION then, too. I recall it being so dense that I could read for only 10-15 minutes at a time. I still refer to my underlined copy.
Hope you enjoy the program as much as I did!