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.
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!