The Creator’s Subject
What it is/Some background info
In “The Creator’s Subject” section of this course, we are exploring a few of the many areas that creators mine for their artistic subjects, and along the way, we’re giving shape to our identities as writers. The Creator’s Subject assignment asks you to engage in the same kind of observation, though instead of generating stories and poems, you’ll use your observations as a mirror to reflect on your identity as a writer, and some of your potential subjects for creative writing in the second half of our semester together.
The Creator’s Subject assignment has three parts: 1) observation, 2) reflection, and 3) “finding your work”, which includes a brainstorming exercise.
In the Observation section, you’ll be asked to record observations of the everyday physical world around you, just like the Alien Anthropology assignment, but this time, you’ll make meaning by focusing on a few specific topics. In the Reflection section, you’ll be asked to write thoughtful, detailed responses to a series of questions about your observations and your identity as a writer. In Finding Your Work, you’ll engage in creative reflection and writing to develop ideas for the fiction and poetry you’ll write later in this class. Each section is described more fully below.
The first file is the full assignment instructions.
The second file is the example of this assignment.
Make sure you follow the instructions.