Creative Writing Assignment 1 Guidelines

Creative Writing Assignment 1

DUE AUGUST 15, 2010

Nonfiction essay

1,000 words

typed, double-spaced, stapled, one-inch margins, page numbers

post copy of essay to


1)    Your walk.

Narrate the details of your walk and what exactly you experienced in all of its wonderful detail.

2)    An event that shaped you.

Consider a traumatic event that happened in your life and shaped you in a

drastic way. Questions to jump-start your writing:

  • What have you learned from the incident or events surrounding the incident?
  • How has it changed you?
  • What do you believe about life now that this has happened?
  • Who was there during the incident?
  • How did it happen?
  • What were you feeling, thinking, smelling, touching at the time of the happening?
  • What was the worst part about the incident?
  • What was the best part about it?

Paint a visual and auditory image in words of the incident and show your reader how you saw life before and how you see life now.

3)    Expand any writing you have written for class this semester.

4) Your open and infinite possibility.