I have some news to share. I used 2009 to write a new online class. Don’t get excited, though. It’s a class that’s designed to precede both of my online line classes–Beginning Writers Workshop and Effective Business Writing. The new class is called Writing Essentials, and it focuses on very basic writing skills like word usage, spelling, punctuation, sentences, paragraphs, etc.
If you are eager to review your skills in these areas, it’s a good class. But because I still continue to give WAY too much time to Beginning Writers Workshop, I had to design this class to have all self-correcting assignments. It won’t be discussion area-rich, but it should be content-rich.
The point of this posting is not to toot my horn, however. The point of this posting is that in this new class John and Martha come back to finish their drama. Now, last time I brought up John and Martha, Gullie told me I needed to get out more; but even so, John and Martha proved to be my best strategy for making the study of commas and paragraph breaks interesting. Throughout the new class, their troublesome relationship evolves. (Martha even has to do a stint in prison, poor kid.)
She and John were gracious enough to provide many examples of how to write, however. By the end of the new class, resolution is reached! Their story concludes—at least my version. Your task here, should you choose to accept, is to come up with some action and plot development that begins at the bus stop and ends wherever you choose to take it. Hey, you remember these two. What have they been up to since you last saw them?
Plotting! Good creative skill. Care to think about what happened next? Collaboration is fine, if you care to build on each other’s postings.