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Discuss narrative, plot, character, setting, types and styles, and everything else writing related.
The entire concept of writing for college professors is a bit confusing. Think about it. It's not like you're writing a personal letter to a friend. You're not explaining anything new to whom you're writing. What you're doing doesn't even seem...
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There are quite a few different types of paragraphs and many of them have already been described on this forum, but one of my all time favorites is the expository paragraph. The reason I enjoy writing these types of paragraphs is that they allow...
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Life is about motivation and ambition. We live day in and day out in a world where people aren't great at telling us what they want. To get ahead on this planet, we need to use our intelligence and creativity to wade through the masses of average...
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A lot has been said on this forum about descriptive paragraphs, so today, I thought I'd write about narrative paragraphs. What are they? How are they different than their descriptive counterparts? What are the primary differences between...
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Take a look at this post that was written about the differences between high school and college. It's got a lot of great information that pertains to what I'm about to write about below. Actually, the two posts are quite intertwined in that they...
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When most of us write, we simply put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and express whatever comes to mind. Oftentimes that's fine. It's actually what I'm doing right now. I'm typing away on this forum and I haven't the slightest idea of what...
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If you're reading this post, you're most likely either a writer or you would like to become a writer. Perhaps you're simply reading this post because you're looking for answers to an assignment you've been given in your writing class in high...
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I would love to say that writing is a lost art. I'm not sure it is. More people write on earth today than ever before. And some of that writing is pretty awesome. That's a fact. The thing is, I believe the quality of writing, per capita, is...
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Here's the challenge. You need to write a high school essay or a college paper (or really any paper) and you need to not only find a topic on which to write, but you also need to located credible resources. Your teacher or professor has been...
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You know, understanding the structure and parts of narrative isn't the easiest or most straightforward thing in the world. There are elements to it that are complex and that require some good hard thought. There's even a name for the study of...
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These phrases are very simple to understand, but don't mistake their simplicity for being unimportant. If you would like to immerse yourself within literature, whether it be reading or writing, it's critical to gain and understanding of what...
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Genres are fun. They help us classify all types of things into groups that help us stay organized. There can be genres for books, plays, musicals, short stories, poems, and so much more. The groupings we choose for genres can be general and...
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I've been reading a creative writing textbook put out by Ignasi Ribó that's called Prose Fiction, An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative. While I'm still only in the first chapter, I have to say that the book is pretty good. The pages are...
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I love to write. I just wish I knew how to do it better. Well, that's going to change because I've decided, after all these years, to finally learn how to write like a professional. I'm going to learn about the parts of a story and how to...
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Let's forget about business blogging and all of the supposed benefits blogging can offer your company as a whole. I'm not even sure those benefits exist anymore, now that every company on earth has jumped on this bandwagon. What I'd like to...
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