Let's Help Each Other Out!

This is a place for creative writing teachers to share idea to be come better teachers.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

teaching fantasy writing

Has anyone tried teaching fantasy writing, since students, post Harry Potter, are really into fantasy writing?  I do teach a Stephen King story that has the devil appear in it but if I call that fantasy writing then a certain segment of the class feels their religion has been insulted. My argument against fantasy writing is that we only have time for short fiction in a creative writing class with 23 students, and they are not skillfull enough to set up a fantasy world in a short story without the setup overwhelming the story.  What are your thoughts?

No comments:

Post a Comment