I was quite nervous about today’s session, as it was the first time we were going to bring in our own work. The exercise is based on Junot Diaz’ Nilda, and was a pretty tricky one to write in my opinion. We had to write a first-person narrative from the viewpoint of a person who is young and confident, even a bit cocky. The story should be about 1-2 other characters who are representative for the world they live in. The person described however should not be the main focus of the story, and there is something more serious underlying the story.
For those of you interested, you can read the story below. Here are the most important critique points: