Fiction Portfolio

Your fiction portfolio should include:

  • 6-7 pages of revised, typed fiction stories
  • a copy of one earlier draft of each story (handwritten or typed)
  • 3 pieces of in-class writing or notes from 4 different dates, dated and titled specifically to match the in-class assignment and/or discussion; you should have no more than 1 per date   (you have to have been in class to complete these)
  • a 2-page reflection that addresses the following:

Discuss your writing process as it has evolved or changed in the writing of fiction

Discuss 2-3 specific reading assignments (including stories, other reading) and how those have  impacted your thinking about fiction in general and your writing in particular; be specific and include examples

Explain how something you did not necessarily like or enjoy, or something that challenged you, impacted your thinking about writing, and fiction in particular (discuss how and why you reacted to this and what you have learned from that; be constructive, if it makes you react, then you are thinking about it, and if you are thinking about it, then you are learning something… reflect and discuss); explain how something you did enjoy has helped you think about writing

*Each story should start on its own page. You can have 5 one-page stories or 2 three-page stories or a combination… some of the stories should be created from any exercises and writing activities that we have done in class, assigned as homework. Also, note that you can re-do any exercises in order to create more/different stories for your portfolio.

*Additional requirements as explained above.

*Organize all of the work together in the order as listed above. Label each section or kind of work specifically so that I can locate the various parts of your portfolio. You can staple or clip the portfolio with a simple cover page, or use a small, basic folder (I’ll have to carry these around so simple is better).

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