Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Today's open mic was magic. Thank you for taking this class seriously (I know you did because you're here on the blog after the class is over).

You might be wondering: NOW WHAT? 

I don't know what's going to happen to your blog. You decide. Are you going to keep writing? Are you going to delete it?

It will eventually get deleted from the main page. I will eventually add it to the PAST WRITERS page with those who came before you.

If you want to continue writing and continue being part of a community, try Writers Paris Underground. Or ask your mom if she'll read your stuff.

Thanks for the memories.

Monday, May 11, 2015

#14: #realtalk

Write something about the real you.

Click here for an example, or here for Rudy Francisco's honest poem, or here for some more examples that we watched in class.

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Due Sunday, 5/17 @ 11:59pm

"Every time I write, every time I open my eyes, I'm cutting out parts of myself just to give them to you." -Shake the Dust, Anis Mojgani

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

White Elephant Blog Project

Step 1 - Read the blog you were assigned
Step 2 - Find one that you want to read to the class (or turn into a video).
Step 3 - On Monday, 5/11 read the blog post in front of the class (or show the video).

Examples (not really):
What I Know
When I Was One-And-Twenty
When I Am Dead, My Dearest
A Slam Poem to Bacon

if you're interested

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


No blog post this week.

Just read and comment. Is 30 minutes enough? An hour? 

Due Sunday, 5/3 @ 11:59pm

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*Upcoming: White Elephant Blog Project
  • Assigned another blog
  • Read one of their posts in class (or make a video)
  • Due May 11th

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#13 (Heart)

Write about your heart.

Raison - William R. Holden
Heart Attack - Kyle Nelson
We all have two hearts - Suzy E.
Everytime I laugh I get heartburn - Rothko
words for him - Jackie O
Silence - Kyle Nelson

Two posts due Sunday, 4/26 @ 11:59pm

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That's easy, I'd go to space camp. 
Space camp?
Yeah, it's in Alabama. It's where kids go to learn how to become astronauts. I've always wanted to go since I was 9.
Hello My Old Heart by The Oh Hellos on Grooveshark

Monday, April 13, 2015

#12: I Remember

I remember being a college student. I remember looking up to my professor. I remember the day he read from Joe Brainard's memoir, I Remember. I remember the prompt. It was easy and every student wrote like they had something to say. I remember being proud of what I wrote. It was the first time I ever felt like a writer.

Joe Brainard- I Remember
Harold Miner - I still remember
Cosmo Kramer - I Can't Forget
Kat Stratford - I remember so much more.
Alice C. - I Remember
Charlotte Charles - I Forget Everything But The Red Light Bulb
Devastated Daisy - Remember I'm Forgetting
Alexander James - I Rememberz
Suzy E. - michelle kwan remembers 
Jackie O. - caught in sentimentality
Harold Miner - Forget About It

Two posts due Sunday, 4/19 @ 11:59pm

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#11: Shoes

Write about shoes. What do your shoes say? Where have your shoes been?

There are none. You're the first.

Two posts due Sunday, 4/12.
(You have all of Spring Break, but don't wait until the last day to write both of your posts.)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#10: Reveal

Enough with the pen names. Let's tell the truth.

Tell everyone who you really are.

xoxo, - Cornelia Boom
who are you? - Celeste Cobain
The Last Will and Testament of Sgt. Pepper - Sgt. Pepper
Welcome Tom Iansek - Tom Iansek

One post due Sunday, 3/29 @ 11:59pm

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Monday, March 16, 2015

#9 (Experiment)

Try something different. Experiment.
Two posts due Sunday, 3/22 @ 11:59 pm

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Monday, March 9, 2015

#8: Fears

What are you afraid of?

Fears - Harold Miner
things of the dark, - nom de plume
Bravery - The Devastation Diaries
serenity now - Dick Tidrow
Fear: a summary - Esther Greenwood
A letter to my 10-year-old son - Harold Miner
It's So Much Worse Than We Ever Thought - Charlotte Charles
A List of Things I Am Afraid of - V.
Nelson, I Didn't Know How to Say It - pleasefindmehere

Two posts due Sunday, 3/15 @ 11:59pm

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#7: Life

Write about life. Or write about soup.

things like poetry - Harold Miner
sincerely, life and death - The Devastation Diaries
and/or - Esther Greenwood
The Case for Pluto - Dick Tidrow
Death is that Popular Cheerleader - Kat Stratford
poems about cats - Harold Miner

Due Sunday, 3/8 @ 11:59pm

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Monday, February 23, 2015

#6: Instructions

Teach us how to do something.

How to tie a tie
How to break someone's heart (or not)
How to fry a fish - Devastation Diaries
How to pretend - Kat Stratford
Letter to a Young Poet - Harold Miner
Goodbai Utah - Charlotte Charles
How to write a blog post in 51 easy steps - Suzy E.

Due Sunday, 3/1 @ 11:59pm

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Monday, February 16, 2015

#5: Bricks

We've written about something abstract (love). Now let's write about something concrete (bricks).

Throw Bricks on Me - Hazel Grace
Concrete - Suzy E.
Bricks I Stole - Jackie O
7 Games You Can Play With a Brick - Hyberbole and a Half 

Two posts due Sunday, 2/22 @ 11:59pm. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

#4: Love

Write about love.
Musicians and artists have tried to explain it, define it, understand it. Now it's your turn.

Obama and Mustaches - Harold Miner
This is a love poem- The Devastation Diaries
About a boy- Esther Greenwood
Welcome to a day in my life- Eazy-E
My love songs to no one- Reginald Delicious
Love; noun- Ed Kennedy
A letter to that kid I used to love - Phyllis Dae Sloan
Looking for pleasefindmehere - Harold Miner
Of rattlesnakes and love - Dick Tidrow
2AM - Tara Johnson
These things are how you make me feel - Harold Miner
We all have two hearts - Suzy E.
Take a Picture - Malark Shattux
I don't know why that matters, but it does - Charlotte Charles
Will You Pour My Orange Juice? - Miss Carter
Valentine's Day - Jackie O
High School Love - Harold Miner

bad example

paperman - Disney short about finding love
Love is a Mix-Tape
Love is Walking Hand in Hand - Peanuts
Love You Like a Love Song - Selena Gomez

Two posts due by Sunday, 2/15 @ 11:59pm

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"Because the songs that we play are about love and that makes people feel good." 
-Jack Johnson

Monday, February 2, 2015

#3: Robots

Write about being here. Being alive. Being human. Prove you're not a robot.

For those who can still ride an airplane for the first time by Anis Mojgani
Letter to a young robot by Harold Miner
things i still hold grudges against: by Devastated Daisy
Summertime Sadness by Harold Miner
Screw Being Human by Priscilla Belle
Human: The Original Species by Feathers on Fish
god save the human race by Sam Durrant
bears and butterflies by Cornelia Boom
Victimize This by Nemo Green
fish tank by Jess Rhodes

Two blog posts (Robots + whatever you want) due Sunday, 2/8 @ 11:59 pm

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#2: Crayons

"Everyone is born creative; everyone is
given a box of crayons in kindergarten."

Write about crayons. Or your childhood. Or being creative. Or being free to color/draw/paint/sing/write/whatever. Write about your true colors. Write about being young and wild and free. Or just include one line about crayon. Do whatever you want and leave me alone already.

I'd like my crayons back, please.
Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
Kid President's pep talk

Dick Tidrow: scientists, sting rays, and idiots
Harold Miner: bereft
pleasefindmehere: The Spiderman is Having Us for Dinner Tonight
Terence Mckenna: Crayons
Harold Miner: Imagine
amethyst wine: old
Celeste Cobain: Let's Play Pretend

Two blog posts due Sunday, 2/1 @ 11:59pm
-one about crayons
-one about whatever you want

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#1: Intro

You've created a blog. Now write an introduction. 

Intro Examples:
Due Sunday, 1/25 @ 11:59pm

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Create Blog

Welcome to Lone Peak's creative writing blog. Both classes (A1, A2) will use this as their class blog.

To Do:
  • Purchase a writing journal.
  • Choose a pen name. (Nothing offensive, no Lone Peak students.)
  • Create your own blog on Blogger (aka Blogspot) - HELP
  • Check out the Hall of Fame to see previous student work (also, the examples below).
  • Post an introduction on your blog (you're speaking to the blogging world, not to me...remember, keep it anonymous).
Create Blog by Sunday, 1/18 @ 11:59pm
Write Intro by Sunday, 1/25 @ 11:59pm 

Submit your blog