Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Speech Giver's Notebook: Tips, Inspirations, Worksheets,

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Use a few key themes to work around (family relations, sibling rivalry, inter-family love, etc.). The Jews of The Magic Barrel and the Jews of The Assistant, I have reason to suspect, are not the Jews of New York City or Chicago. The step-by-step process outlined below is your map. Behind the description of Chuck Hastings there seems to me the conviction—or the desire for us to be convinced—of something else: Herbert Gold IS. John Mandel's acclaimed climate-fiction novel Station Eleven, and Vancouver's Silvia Moreno-Garcia, whose Signal to Noise evokes a 1980s Mexico City where teenagers cast magic spells on one another.

How to Write Short Stories for Magazines: - and Get

Sophie King

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It’s from the movie, Young Sherlock Holmes: “You’re sitting in a room with an all-southern view. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Leahy, writing in Foundation: Matter the Body Itself. I should have asked her that, but I was too taken aback. Set a timer and start small, since writing takes stamina and you have to build it up over time. Or, write the phrase “I still don’t know” as a diving study and fill the page with whatever comes out. It’s OK to have conversations to establish someone’s character or underlying motives, but you only need to do it once.

Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, Research

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It was to tell you I was down here tutoring your Cousin Thomas, and that it was essential that, when we met, you should treat me as a perfect stranger.” “Because if your aunt supposed that I was a pal of yours, she would naturally sack me on the spot.” “Why? Well, your situation resonated with me because something similar happened when I mentioned my manuscript to a friend. Simon is also a freelance programmer, and he designed and wrote all the software on spacejock.com (e.g. yWriter).

The Hodges Harbrace Handbook

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The years-long journey of Odysseus in “The Odyssey” details his fantastic ... Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. Once the verb is specific, then you can add modifiers—and not before. Home. “Some women marry houses,” says the poet Anne Sexton, meaning presumably that these women marry not men but the ideal of house and home. Your job is to make the reader believe the story in their head is the correct one, while introducing twists and turns they could not have predicted given the information you've presented.

Speaking and Listening Vol 1: Junior Secondary

Adrian Pauley

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Remember that businesses and organizations can be defamed, too; so take care to avoid the false implication that an identifiable real entity has engaged in bad acts. 8. It’s the other way around The simple truth in modern America, men are not as interested in reading fiction as they should be. Some cartoons are good for a smile, or to bring out the lighter side of the writing business, or just to brighten your day a little. Have you ever read a passage that so moved you, that you began to wonder if your own writing could ever compete?

Elements of composition and rhetoric (c1889)

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The sheet will compute your session’s word count and the percentage of completion: Once you are done with this worksheet, you are ready to start writing! When he added in the Christmas details, the story became more poignant as this usually happy time of year counter-pointed the breakup of the marriage. D., Denise Levertov, Federico García Lorca, William Shakespeare, and many others have all written poems about trees.

A Writers Group Companion

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My purpose in listing out these stereotypes is to simply provide a safe place to talk about them. Finally, I realized that it would be a whole lot easier to work through the method if the tools were designed specially for fiction. The emotion is key, because fiction is all about emotion. ???? Have fun with it… The 4th grade kids were thoughtful and engaged and went through the writing process with these kids in their minds.

12 Steps to Publishing: Workbook

Connie Dunn

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A Self-Mentoring Checklist for Novelists

Paula Berinstein

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After all, supposedly she wrote the transcripts, so you would think she would have spotted that! If the story needs supporting background, feed it to the reader in small bits scattered throughout the initial chapters. 76. You�ll quickly discover words, phrases, sentences and whole paragraphs that aren�t vital to the story. Try to locate interesting history about your area and use that to construct a story. The “Cloak of Darkness” specification is a very simple pattern, designed to help programmers compare the strengths and weaknesses of various coding environments.

A Writer's Guide: The Essential Points

Harold H. Kolb

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The longer the time span, the longer the story; the more pages; the bigger the book. One way to add interest is to have the characters talk indirectly. 137. Musicality is more important in some styles than others, it is always present, but it must not dominate when story-purpose of dialogue might be lost. While it's stupid to deny that Erotic Fiction is chiefly about fornicating, it would be dismissive -not to mention detrimental to your writing- to say that it is only about fornicating.