Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Creative Writing Murders by Heather Ross Miller

Despite the title, this is not a mystery. The title is a play on words. The murders occur in Professor Rainwater's creative writing class at Pfeiffer College in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. The author lets us get to know each of the students in her class through their writing assignments. There is an eclectic mix of students -- three "townies", and four undergraduate students from the college. Professor Rainwater encourages the students to kill someone in their final writing assignment for the course, which of course is where she gets the title. This is a quick, easy read (130 pages), which made me want to take a creative writing class.