Thursday, May 6, 2010
Speaking of Clues...
This November, however, we are trying something different. The class will be a one-session, four hours class on a Saturday morning. Thus said, I am honing my clue spiel. I will give the usual opening bit of sub genres and sleuth types, but I will dispense with the descriptive writing segment and talk more on clues. I thought I'd try a little exercise, too, giving the students a list of clues and ask how someone would lay that in a story. That might not be possible, just thinking off the tops of their heads, so I may not do that. But I want to come up with some little exercise. Maybe a puzzle would work best. As you can see, I've not got it thought out yet, but I will by November.
Anyway, it should be an interesting session. Will and I have to whittle our presentations down and eliminate some things, but we'll be in a new area and new date, so we will be broadening our teaching field.
Despite the time constraints, I will do my bean bag toss at the end of the class. If they fall asleep during my clue talk, perhaps a flying bean bag will wake them up! We'll see.