How strong is your satire?
CONSUME: Two podcasts: "A Very Fatal Murder" and "This Sounds Serious." Both podcasts are a riff on the true crime podcast format. Both use satire. Listen to the first episode of each of those shows, and think about what you learn from each satirical take on true crime.
CREATE: Choose a person you generally disagree with. Now write a 200-400 word opinion column in that person's voice. Make their argument that thing you disagree with. Every word should support what you would never support, but the tone should clearly indicate the opposite.
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What's there that's not there?
CONSUME: “Dear Committee Members” by Julie Schumaker
CREATE: Set a timer for 15 minutes. Create a character (a person, a place or a thing, really. Doesn’t have to be a human being.) And write a list of everything they do not have, everything they do not want,...
What is the shape of your narrative?
CONSUME: “17776 Football” by Jon Bois https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
CREATE: Write a 100 word story with a beginning, middle and end. Write another 100 word story with completely different characters and completely different action. But take one...
How are you doing?
CONSUME: The podcast Our Plague Year https://ourplagueyear.libsyn.com/
and the webcomic Valley Ghouls https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/valley-ghouls/list?title_no=330059&page=1
CREATE: Think of a true story from your past. One that does not seem to have anything to...