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“Isn’t that your job?”

A student stopped by to ask about Creative Writing.

“What’s it like?"

“Well, you get a lot of choice."

“So we can write about whatever we want?"

“Well, I want you to think about genre, audience, and purpose with every piece."

“Ok. So what will we do?"

“We will write. A lot."

“Why’s that kid’s name on the board?"

“He’s leading the prompt for tomorrow."

He is leading the prompt? Isn’t that your job?"

“Is it? In here, students will have some choice in the direction we head. And we all find inspiration from different sources. I want everyone to share that."

“But you’re the teacher…"

“And in here, we are all writers."

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