Saturday, February 02, 2008

Creative Writing

Today I have two very different exercises in creative writing for your delectation and delight.

1: Ocular Athletics

Inspired by G.K.Chesterton, my good friend Shari has a new approach to getting her sons to write. Participating in ocular athletics sounds so much more fun than a run-of-the-mill writing assignment. Enjoy the "tremendous trifles" they produced this week here.

2: Journalism - How Not to Do It

If you want an object lesson for your children in why they shouldn't believe everything they read in the newpaper, this article in today's Daily Record about Pope Benedict's preference for orange Fanta would serve the purpose beautifully.

Here is the apparent source of the story ... an entry on Fr. Tim Finigan's blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity.

And here are Fr. Tim's comments on the article, which takes "creative" writing rather too far.

1 comment:

Shari said...

This was amazing. Now we know how those "the Pope condemns Harry Potter" rumours get started. Thanks for the publicity, by the way!