Guidelines for Getting & Giving Feedback


Guidelines for Getting & Giving Feedback


Updated February 2012, Guidelines for Getting & Giving Feedback offers information on The Big C – Criticism. This ebook includes 10 Guidelines for Giving Feedback, 10 Guidelines for Getting Feedback, and 10 Tips for Moderating Critique Groups. Sample Writers’ Group Agreement and Writer’s Critique forms are also included.

Finding the Muse

10 Creative Writing Exercises

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These are original, unique, and thought-provoking exercises written to both stimulate new ideas for your stories and to enrich the direction of your creativity. They are designed to build your ideas from inception and expand them into a scene. The exercises also work well in a group setting as a warm-up writing exercise or as a group writing exercise.

The Hero

In the heat of the Vietnam War, two American soldiers, morally polar opposites, find themselves struggling to get back to the landing zone. One injured during battle, the other determined to be the hero his father wanted him to be, fights against time to carry the wounded man out. Both learn what it means to be “the hero.” This short story is 4200 words.

VIDEO: VIEW FOR FREE 37-minute film set in Afghanistan. Produced by Kevin Sizemore; stars Kevin Sizemore, Anthony Griffith, Roy Cummins; directed by Shawn Fornari; written by Nancy Ellen Dodd. at http://www.spike.com/video-clips/j9hp28/the-hero.

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My Father’s Footsteps

My Father’s Footsteps

4-Minute VideoVIEW FOR FREE

Starring Cliff Shiepe, Sophia Cash
Written by Nancy Ellen Dodd
Cinematography by Steven Fraasa


Photo by: Hannah Gunnell

Do It For Me

An inspirational poem especially for writers


After a particularly difficult rejection, this inspirational poem came to me while walking on the beach


Pepperdine Payson Library

September 15, 2011

45-minute presentation on story mapping and the 7 stages


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