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Exercise Wednesday: Back to School

September 11, 2013

Write a back-to-school scene, starring your main character. How many ways can you tweak this trope? Start with the classroom: What off-beat location houses his “school”? Course of study: Certainly, he’s learning something unusual. What on earth could it be? Professor: Sure, take a cue from Hogwarts, if you want–but don’t forget One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, or any other story that includes a bevy of loony characters any one of whom could have something FANTASTIC to teach your main character.

Reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic. I don’t think so . . .

Any questions, class? Good. Now, no talking.
Have fun! And I’ll see you in October!
Jamie Morris,
Director of Woodstream Writers

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