Writing, for pizza and fun

Some may not know this but November at UW-Superior is National Novel Writing Month.  To celebrate, the Writing Center in Swenson Hall held a little novel writing activity this last Tuesday by English Professor Deborah Schlacks.

Sadly, not many came to the event.  Still, seven is enough to have a party.  We began with a little writing exercise where we all took part in writing a small story as a group.  We write one line, pass it to the next person, and then write another line, adding to the story one line at a time.  Some of these turned out to be quite humorous, and a smidge confusing.  Nevertheless, a fun start.

Those who came were treated to some Domino’s Pizza and Loft House cookies.  Needless to say, very tasty.

Then, three students put their skills to work in writing a novel under a short time.  Obviously they couldn’t write a whole novel in under an hour, but that didn’t stop them from writing whatever their imagination could cook up.  One wrote using a computer; the other two flew their pens across notebook paper.  Whatever they wrote about is anyone’s guess.  Writing Center t-shirts were the prize.

All in all, a good time.  It’s a shame no one else came, there were lots of cookies leftover.  They had to be given away!

Michael Shaw -- The Stinger
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