Richard C. White (nightwolfwriter) wrote,
Richard C. White
nightwolfwriter

  • Mood:

Reading and Research

We did our peer reviews for The Short Story class last night. We had to read our first two pages out loud to the group for initial feedback and then we exchanged papers and read two of the stories in their entirety and filled out critique forms that have to be turned in with the final drafts. Also, we made some small editing/critiques on the papers if/when we saw something that might need to be addressed.

The initial responses for my sequel were positive. Also, we found out we can go beyond the four pages (but not excessively so). This is good because I thought my ending was a little weak since I ran up against the page limit and had to wrap up the story rather quickly. I'm waiting to get a response this weekend from the professor, who took copies home to give an in-depth critique.

After class, I put in the first season DVD of Doctor Who and watched "An Unearthly Child" as well as the pilot episode. There were quite a few changes in the way Hartnell played the Doctor in the the pilot than in the series. He was even more of a curmudgeon in the pilot and while I think it would have been harder to keep up that intensity throughout a series, I found myself liking that version better than the way he was portrayed in the first four episodes.

I'll be watching "The Daleks" and "The Edge of Destruction" over the next week (in between rewriting my sequel The Long Night After and doing the first draft of my research paper on In Cold Blood, which is due on Monday.

This semester can not end soon enough.
Tags: classes
Subscribe

  • Quoth the Raven …

    And on the heels of the release of For a Few Gold Pieces More, I’m happy to announce StarWarp Concepts will be publishing the first of the…

  • GenCon 2016 report

    Back at work the Monday after GenCon. If I had been smart (and if things at work would have supported it), I would have just taken today off.…

  • Shore Leave 2016

    Shore Leave 2016 has come and gone and in my (not so) humble opinion, it was quite the success. Had a great afternoon on Friday visiting with Greg…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments