Day 14: Voices and Novels

How can the drafts we are looking at break through genre expectations on a large scale and on a small scale?

First Person POV Arch. p. 143--is used if you want your character to "speak the story"...

Alternative forms like Felix, Mazza, and this piece by Robert Polito 2009 "Hollywood and God" (prose, rant, fiction?)...

Writing Beyond Genre from Alternative Scriptwriting:

 

Writing Beyond Genre from Alternative Scriptwriting (often, different POV's are a big part of being fresh--Architectures p. 143+)

Weiland also discusses expectations: "What is expected? I made a list of everything I could conceive the average reader expecting to happen in my story— and then turned each expectation on its head..." How nice it must be to think about writing for the average reader...

Weiland, K.M. (2011-09-14). Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (p. 49). PenForASword Publishing. Kindle Edition.

 

 

--The &Now: Toth p. 239+; Felix, Giscombe 236-238 (prose poetry?)

 

 

 

??Readings Due Before Class:

  1. Barthelme's Snow White: read the first 20 pages (or so)
  2. Postmodernism or The Art of Fiction: Read up through p. 60.

??Assignments due before class:

  1. Reading Reaction 4: 300 words about what you are learning about writing from Snow White. What are some postmodern moves you notice? What would John Gardner say about these? What seems to work for you and why? Why is Barthelme famous? Or other questions as you see fit...
  2. Be working on your second story...