Welcome

Another season, another semester, another writing assignment.

In this first half of the year, this space will host new writing submissions and assignments for our 2017 Creative Writing classes.

Carve those words! Twist that plot! Color those brand new stories!

autumn came early, meet again soon.

We want to thank you everyone who’s been golden all throughout the 2013/2014 semester. Thank you. We had amazing experience with these creative writing classes, we hope you did too. And this is not goodbye. The blog will stay open–we might do a bit setting touch-up so your stories will be easier to navigate–and everything will stay here.

#ToAFutureWriterIf you’re insecure and humble about your writing, you’re probably already a better writer than most.

Keep at it. ;)

Comment Week

Ahead schedule, tagging and housekeeping is done. Still, there’s a possibility that we mis-linked your dramatization, or mis-tagged your post. So check your post first, make sure it’s all properly linked and tagged; inform us here in this post if there’s something wrong with your post so we can fix it asap.

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To complete your final assignment, we are holding a Comment Week again.

(copy pasta-ed from midterm comment week post, because same rules). Here’s some important pointers for comment week.

Starting from Sunday, 22 June all the way to to Friday, 27 June 2014, you are required to drop comments on your friends’ works. Each of you should drop 3 (three) comments on 3 (three) works under the tag #finals. (You are allowed to post more than 3 comments, but we will only grade 3 of your comments; so make sure every comment is within rules. We have the rights to decide which ones we will grade.)

You can comment on the work of your classmate, of your friend from another class, or of other classmate you’ve never met before. You can read several other works before choosing the ones that tickle your fancy. You can even comment here on the blog and on where their dramatization links are located.

You can use these tags as your starting point.

#finals
#kelas A | #kelas B | #kelas C | #kelas D | #kelas E | #kelas F | #kelas G
#short prose | #poem | #radio drama | #film script | #song lyrics

As usual, just like our weekly post, your comment should be within range of 100-150 words. Don’t forget to include your NPM/Class; your comments count as additional points for your finals score.

Please include your thoughts/arguments/praises/critiques on how the story works or how the story appeals to you. We also encourage discussions in the comments’ thread. The writer could certainly respond to the commenter’s opinion and vice versa.

Just keep your wording polite and language clear to avoid misunderstanding. Also, keep the discussion about the work presented–avoid small talks and empty praises, please. We’re all here to read your story and discuss how story works in creative writing framework.

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Grading will begin on Monday. We’re going to slowly go through your stories while waiting for the comment period to end. :)

Also. We plan to have a kind of celebration to end our epic journey of writing creatively with a bang. The details are still in the work, but don’t be a stranger and check back this blog at the end of the month. :)

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For now, go enjoy your friends’ stories. Drop those comments. Have a nice week and we’ll see you later. Thank you.

Additional Tidbits for Finals Night: Extended Version

And the deadline has passed (in a blink of an eye, I know). This post still serves as a reminder, a extra place you can pose your questions, and a short announcement.

Those who has problems with posting must post their question here. I cannot go through the whole batch of finals posting just to find your question. I cannot also read your comment while making adjustment. SO PUT ALL YOUR QUESTIONS HERE ON THIS POST. By doing so, 1) I can read your question faster (I’ll be notified by the reliable gmail); 2) I can help you faster, and; 3) you are helping us to speed up the process of tagging and adding your dramatization link (or any other forgotten details) to your post.

Please help us to make this tagging process smoother; this will help us grading your story.

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JUST TO BE CLEAR:

0) There are some people who did not read the guidelines; we have provided detailed step-by-step guidelines. And. You. Did. Not. Read. It.
1) There are some people who claimed they could not post their story properly. We have offered help. If you still have further question, you could contact your instructors THROUGH THIS POST. 
2) There are some people who did not post their story properly. All the unacceptable post will be put away and stay unacceptable.
3) There will be specific questions only your instructor could answer, PUT THEM ON THIS POST and please wait patiently for a reply. We are going to get to your question.

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If you haven’t finished your dramatization by tonight because you’re still rendering your film or you’re still mixing your song, if there’s internet problem that didn’t allow you to upload your dramatization, if there’s any other personal problem that prevents you to include your dramatization on your post (which we hope you won’t have), you can PUT YOUR DRAMATIZATION LINK ONLY ON THESE ADDITIONAL TIDBITS POSTS (whichever is fine)NOT ON THE COMMENT OF YOUR POST–and provide the link of your post.  We might miss your link if you put them on your post comment; your comment is not a priority during tagging period.

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Check back on Sunday night to see if your post is all tagged and proper. If we made a mistake, mistagged your post or anything else, please inform us as soon before Monday on this post; let’s help each other by double checking the post and the tag.

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For those who worked very hard to post their works today, thank you very much! For those who needs to post their dramatization, this post will still be opened till Saturday, 21 June 23.59.

G’night.

Additional Tidbits for Finals Night

Tonight is the night! The deadline night!

Finals Guidelines is just a scroll below; this post is just a reminder, a extra place you can pose your questions, and a short announcement.

Few of things you must not forget:

1) We can’t stress this enough. Make sure your post is all proper; you have extra chances you can use if you need to make adjustment. We are starting to tag or putting aside posts today (so we can finish it soon).

2) Check back on Sunday to see if your post is all tagged and ready. If we made a mistake, mistagged your post or anything else, please inform us as soon before Monday on this post; let’s help each other by double checking the post and the tag.

3) If you already failed posting twice, and still haven’t managed to put the dramatization link on your post, post them on the comment of this post. Provide the link to your work. I’ll add it to your post this weekend.

3) If, and only if, you experience a catastrophic slash life-and-death slash creative blues slash technical problem with your dramatization, we have decided to accept late dramatization link–before Saturday ends. Of course we will reduce your final points, but we want to see how you dramatize your story. Curiosity wins.

So, if you haven’t finished your dramatization by tonight because you’re still rendering your film or you’re still mixing your song, if there’s internet problem that didn’t allow you to upload your dramatization, if there’s any other personal problem that prevents you to include your dramatization on your post (which we hope you won’t have), you can put your dramatization link (only) on this post and provide the link of your post. Deadline for your text is still tonight; there’s no excuse for not being punctual, the email for posting expires at midnight.

And we thank you those who have worked very hard to post their works today. And for those who are still trying, you’re almost there. You did it once, you can do it again. :)