Welcome to the Fall 2016 section of this course!
Just so you know, this is your life for the next four months:
Don't ever say that I didn't warn you.
Now to business: this section of Creative Writing Online is set up as a blog. I have chosen this format because blogs are more exciting and interactive than Blackboard--plus I have more control over the appearance of the pages, which matters to me. You will always be able to access this website through Blackboard, but this course does not run through that program. Bookmark this page now.
You must make certain that you check this course blog page every Wednesday for each new assignment. Check it and your Blackboard account as frequently as possible. For your convenience, I have posted our syllabus and calendar in the right margin of this page.
The Fall 2016 Session classes begin on Monday, August 29, so Part I of your first assignment will post on that date.
As I indicated, I will make posts for new assignments on Wednesdays; the second part of your first assignment will appear on Wednesday, August 31. The final post, "The Final Exam," will appear on Wednesday, December 7.
Here is an image of Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 8th Edition, which is the textbook we'll use this session. The book is available in the West Campus bookstore and also at Amazon. Get a used copy if you can--but get the 8th edition or run the risk of reading the wrong pages (a costly mistake on the tests).