Daily Warm up – Write in response to one of these four things:
- The greatness of sandwiches
- Boxers or briefs? Discuss.
- Screw You
Today is day 2 of your contract writing, but before you get started, we need to talk about what makes a good conference, and what to do after you’ve had a good conference!
Part I: Good Conferences
1. A good conference is specific about goals. The writer asks the reader a specific question or focuses the reader’s attention on a specific element of the work.
Yes: “I’m worried about the second stanza. I don’t think my imagery is working.”
No: “Would you read this and tell me what you think?”
2. A good conference is specific about feedback. The writer tells the reader which Type of Feedback to give.
3. A good conference leaves the writing with the writer. The reader doesn’t attempt to write FOR the writer or “fix” the writing for the writer.
Part II: After A Good Conference: The writer revises.
- We need to talk about the difference between revision and editing.
I’ll also show you some successful “before” and “after” revisions (below)