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Let me tell you about this one kid . . .

Teaching creative writing differs from teaching a core academic course – like math or even English – because a creative writing class is almost always a choice, whether it is a school elective, a community workshop, or a public writers group. In very few cases — and in no cases that I am aware of — would a person have to take a creative writing class. But some students make creative writing teachers like me wonder, why did you come? Given the student’s inattentive or disruptive behavior, obvious lack of effort on the writing,… Read more Let me tell you about this one kid . . .