Here students can introduce their initial draft story idea(s) to the group, get feedback where they are feeling stuck, and have an opportunity to reflect on their stories in more depth. They can talk about the writing, the story, finding themselves in the story, and we can even discuss visuals or audio if the students are ready and willing to receive that feedback. This exercise helps students to develop camaraderie with their peers and teaches them to critique others work, something I find students have a difficult time doing.
Some Writing Prompts
- Why this story? Why now?
- What does this story reveal about you?
- What makes it your version of the story?
- Who is it for? Who is it to?
- How might you be different as a result of telling it?
- What types of emotions are you feeling?
- What types of visuals are you imagining?
- What kind of sounds do you hear?