In the spring of 2018, I took a very fun and interesting writing class with Dr. Ryan McIlvain. We wrote a lot of short stories.
We were told to write a short story for one of our first projects, to see how our mind worked and using examples from stories we’ve read to improve our writing.
A slightly larger piece of work, we were told to follow around different people in real life and write a story about them based on their real-life conversations. The writing was meant to be flip-flop-y, following around different subjects. However, my approach was acceptable, and my protagonist observed multiple people and heard small amounts of conversation per person.
Our final project was the largest of the projects we wrote in class. He let us choose whatever we wanted to write about, and I was inspired by personal experiences to write this final story.