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Jessi Branning

“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.” 

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Reading List

1st 9 weeks
MS Writers:
  • "A Rose for Emily"
  • Excerpt from Good Old Boy 
  • "Weep No More, My Lady"
  • "The Little Store"
  • Excerpt from Bodies and Soul
  • "Childhood Remembrances"
  • "How to Write a Poem"
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare

2nd 9 Weeks
Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck 

Wish You Well - David Baldacci (tentatively)

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Anthem, Audio Book


3rd 9 Weeks
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom 

Anthem - Ayn Rand 

4th 9 Weeks
Watership Down - Richard Adams 

Excerpt from Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes