During July 2005 I took a wonderful weeklong course on creative writing course at the John C. Campbell Folk School – the first course I have taken since 1977. A renowned North Carolina Poet Maureen Ryan Griffin taught it.
Below are two short pieces I wrote in the course:
Memories of Evening Shooting Stars and a Pacific Dawn describes an overnight on Mt Hood during a hitching trip out west in my late teens.
Gee I wish I were Superman is on my aspirations as a 12-year old.
Below are thee short poems I wrote in the course:
One challenge in writing is to create characterizations of fictional people that seem real. But how can you know you have succeeded? For this, I propose: A Turing Test for Literary Characterization.