PLEASE NOTE: All Extra Credit Assignments from Lessons 1 through 3 are due on December 31. There are no new extra credit assignments this month. However, you can, still earn Extra Participation Credit (in the class forum) through January.
Assignment #4 (required) – Conquering the Saboteurs
Worth 30 House Points
Due December 31
Turn in completed work HERE or email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Important: Emailed assignments must include your HOL name, and the subject line should state the assignment number.)
Choose 30 points’ worth of homework from the following options. Since you should be working on your story, I don’t want this month’s homework to take up too much of your time. Instead, I’d rather it helped you write your story!
Therefore, I’ve provided several options, and I encourage you to choose the easiest option(s) for you. (Psst… if you choose an option that requires sharing in the forum, it will also count toward this month’s extra participation points!) :
- Review the faces of Writer’s Sabotage listed in Lesson 4. Identify your three main saboteurs, and explain you can activate persistence to conquer them. Please keep your answer between 300 and 500 words. (30 points)
- List three other possible Writer’s Saboteurs not listed in Lesson 4. These can apply to all writers or just to you. Identify and describe them. Please keep your answer between 300 and 500 words. (30 points)
- Have you encountered and overcome any barriers while writing your story? Describe what you experienced and how you equipped persistence to continue writing. Please keep your answer between 300 and 500 words. (30 points)
- Fill out (as much as you can) Eva Deverell’s worksheet, “Reconnect with Your Story” (pdf). Instead of printing, you may also type the answers in a post or email. (30 points)
- Devise a new, unique writing game. Share your idea in the class forum. Be descriptive so that your classmates may play it should they wish! Please keep your game description between 300 and 500 words. (30 points)
- Donate 3 “plot bunnies” and 5 “props” in the class forum. Remember, plot bunnies are “scene” or side-story ideas while props are items that could play a meaningful role in someone’s storyline. (15 points)
- Engage in a “word war” with a classmate. This can be conducted either on IRC or in the class forum. Agree to a start and end time, and see who wrote the most words to declare a winner. (15 points)
- If a classmate shares a plot bunny, prop, and/or writing game, us it and share your review and experience. You may also share the written segment that included the donated element. Please keep your “review” between 150 and 300 words. (15 points)
- Find and share 2 pieces of writing advice from 2 authors who have not already been mentioned in class. Preferably the advice you find will address persistence and be from an author you admire. Google will help. (15 points)
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you encounter difficulties completing or turning in your homework assignments.