Invitation to the Exercise
Take the following three premises as a starting place:
To try out these three premises, we are going to use one story as a prompt, as an opportunity for imitation, and as a chance to explore how writing is rewriting.
As a class, choose a story to imitate. Everyone should imitate the same story. We'll respond to each other's work with the following two questions. The story that imitates most closely but in a most unexpected way will win this fun, low-stakes competition.
Questions to Guide Your Reading of Your Peers' Work
We'll end this exercise by returning to a discussion of the three premises listed at the top of the page.
“WE GET OUR VOICES FROM THE VOICES OF OTHERS.”