Choose Your Own Adventure?


In our last meeting, we had a small discussion on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books (which are slowly making a comeback).  These books were very popular during the 1980’s into the mid-1990s, and offered readers the ability to choose the direction in which the story would go–of course, there were limited options, but still the reader had choice.  One could think of these books as the meeting of literature and games.

Interested in reading one, click the link above to purchase a new title, or click the following link to read one online:  Escape from Tenopia Island



Flannery O’Connor Short Story Reading


Last week, we read and analyzed the first page of Flannery O’Connor‘s short story Revelation, and worked on understanding the difference between reading as a reader and reading as a writer.  This week, we will continue that theme.  Whether or not you are able to join us, check out Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose, which will definitely help you in understanding how shifting the way in which you read can improve your writing.

Learn more about O’Connor.

You can read more of O’Connor’s stories  below: