Tell you what, these high school guys are an insightful bunch! Enjoy Saul’s take on our class.
I have learned much about being a novelist throughout the course of this year. One thing I learned was not to put off assignments until the last minute. Writing takes time, and rushing does not produce good work. Even though waiting produces rewards, procrastination is bad.
Another novelist-in-the-making thing I learned was to appeal to the human. Robots are cool and all, but unless he has a hidden fondness of either a child or pigs or something, your story is pointless.The last (or maybe not) thing I have learned was to enjoy your story. If you don’t like what you write, why write it at all? Passion for a great subject increases what you put into the story and helps bring the story to life. If I write a story about Bob, but I hate Bob and don’t want to write about him, then all I will write would be simple sentences.
The final thing I have learned would have to be timing. You need to time both the comedy and action in a way that draws the reader in and never lets him leave.
There were tons more, but my paper room is done. This class has taught me a lot, and I have extremely enjoyed Creative Writing.