Assignment 1: Developing your writers eye- describe a person you know or have known in 500 words.
Title: The Wrong Man ( 500 words )
Assignment 2: Use your experience as a springboard for fiction. Write a fiction story of 750 - 1,000 words. Use the person you described in Assignment 1 as the main character or create a new character.
Title: True Family ( 955 words )
Assignment 3: Transform your experience into an article. Write a nonfiction article of 750 - 1,000 words
Title: Patching Things Up... Kicking the Habit ( 930 words )
Assignment 4: Focus on your style. Write a new story or article of 750 - 1,000 words
Title Choices - see link in Assignment 7
Assignment 5: Expand your market possibilities. Plan a new story or article idea and write the opening. Select 2 magazines as possible markets,
Title: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Assignment 6: Complete your story or article: Complete the piece you wrote for Assignment with 1,500 - 2,000 words
Title: Future's Fathers
Assignment 7: Revise a previous piece and remain within the original assignments word count.
Title: Choices ( 1,397 words )
Assignment 8: Write a new story or article of 2,000 to 3,000 words targeted to a specific magazine
Title: Prelude ( 2,987 words )
Assignment 9: Write a new story or article up to 3,000 words targeted to a specific magazine
Title: Taurus Rises ( 3,000 words pending )
Assignment 10: Revise a previous story or article or recast an earlier story or article and target a new magazine- I've chosen Prelude for this assignment. Stay tuned.
Assignment 11: Personal Essay or Short Memoir (I'm looking for books to help with this one.)
Assignment 12: New story up to 3,000 words targeted to a specific magazine.
* note these pieces are potential works for submission to IFW- and works in progress.
YA Fiction Opener Chapter 1 ( 234 words ) - closed
Diane Fiction Untitled Opening Scene (289-words )
* note the pieces linked below I had decided not to submit to the school.
Schooled Fiction Untitled Story (1,566 words)
The book used to find targeted magazines is titled: The Best of The Magazine Markets for Writers 2014 published by Writer's Institute Publications
I'll update this as needed