Creative Writing

In Cold Blood CAPOTE’S MOTIVES AND STYLES IN IN COLD BLOOD Many writers traditionally use their imagination to fabricate an interesting yet fictional story. Only their creativity and vision limit their writing. They can afford to neglect minor details because they do not base their stories on factual information. There existed a period when this was the only practiced style when writing a novel. However, Truman Capote pioneered the “nonfiction novel”, as he called it, when he undertook the writi
J D Salinger J.D.Salinger Your Name COURSE TEACHER DATE "I Think that J.D.Salinger is the most talented fiction writer in America."(Hyman, Edgar p.444) ""Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect.."(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salinger\'s impact on typical modern day literature critic. Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such books as "The Catc
Literay Critisim Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of another
The Effectiveness of Internet-based Education English 1302 23 November 2003 Internet is been a major part of everyday life of the new generation. From gathering academic information to plain entertainment, computer with the access to the World Wide Web can serve our needs. The World Wide Web is really having the big influence and impact in the society. In recent year, all levels of educational institution adopt the new way of teaching academic material. The Internet base or hybrid (traditional a
The Perfect Place To Write Sitting in a remotely quiet study lounge I pick up my pencil and try to put my thoughts onto an empty white sheet of paper. It wasn’t till I began a sentence that I heard laughter and footsteps as yet another destraction comes by throwing off my train of thought. The laughter, the noise, the unfamiliar faces and the unknown scenery were all factors keeping me from my writing. Then I realized I have been in the same spot for forty-five minutes, only to get two words dow
The Woman Warrior. A story of a lost fight. English 455 Anger and confusion were following me as I was trying to fight my way through Maxine Hong Kingston’s masterpiece. I was helplessly looking for some answers. Who is the Woman Warrior? Where is the fine line between fiction and non-fiction, if there is one? What is the connection between all of the stories that seemed non-related to each other? And as soon as I thought that I figured it out, the author failed me again. I was surprised (and no
FINAL ESSAY: DRAMA Morningstar My job as a peer tutor is to help evaluate and grade students\' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers. I am asked to prepare and deliver two of my own drama lessons to grade eleven students on topics such as acting techniques, props, stage makeup, and art history. I chose to make puppets and explain the history of puppets. I am to help the students who seem to need it the most, and guide the students through the activities and classroom discus
Dylan Thomas Honors English 12 10 may 2004 Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. Thomas was a sickly child who had a slightly introverted personality and shied away from school. He didn’t do well in math or science, but excelled in Reading and English. He left school at age 17 to become a journalist. In November of 1934, at age 20, he moved to London to continue to pursue a career in writing. His first collection of
East of Eden 1. “Charles had one great quality. He was never sorry - ever. He never mentioned the beating, apparently never thought of it again. But Adam made very sure that he didn’t win again – at anything. He had always felt the danger in his brother, but now he understood that he must never win unless he was prepared to kill Charles. Charles was not sorry. He had very simply fulfilled himself. (30)” After Adam beats Charles in a game of peewee, the only thing Adam ever won; Charles beat Adam
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
The Leiden Hymns Ancient Egyptian Poetry The Leiden Hymns evoke images of the sun god as one preeminent god, master of all creation, and the father of all other gods. This group of poems was found written on papyrus and can be dated from the reign of Ramses II (1238 B.C.) who was one of the greatest pharaohs of this era. It was probably composed by a poet-priest who uses metaphor extensively to evoke the image of the all creative being, Amun. As a poem of evocation, it has echoes that may be hea
“How did Hitler persecute the minority groups of Germany so that he could create his perfect Aryan society?” Historical Essay Year 11 IB History Word Count: 1488 22/3/04 During Hitler’s time in power minority groups in Germany and in Europe were tortured, tormented, exiled and killed. Hitler persecuted various minority groups because he thought they had no place in his master race. Hitler had a vision of a master race called the “Aryan race” which he planned to purify and become world dominator
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically
The Catholic Church September 13, 2004 History text assignment # 1, Pg. 67 3) “Vain is the hope of salvation through letters of pardon, even is a commissary- nay, the Pope himself- were to pledge his own soul for them.” Looking at this statement Luther is trying to state that people have useless hope for writing letters of forgiveness, and paying donations for their sins to be forgiven. The Pope doesn’t even care of the people’s sins he’s only there for the money he is collecting from the poor.
Law and communication Outcome 2: Copyright Explain the existing laws of copyright and explain the main principles and background of copyright law The active copyright law is the copyrights; designs and patents act of 1988. Copyright law gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions rights to control the ways in which their material may be used. Copyright is essential because it guards the
Lars Eigner English 101 Lar Eighner is a peculiar writer and sources of information for him were not where I expected them to be. The biggest resource for this Eighner biography came from the Texas Homeless Network’s website. The THN gave me the nuts and bolts about his life. On November 25, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Lars Eighner was born. He spent his early life surrounded by literature influences. He was permitted to attend a three-week workshop on creative writing by George Williams of R
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Ray Bradbury Numerous words can be used to illustrate Ray Bradbury, from novelist, to short-story writer, to essayist, screenwriter, and poet. A huge success in each of these categories, he is an artist of great achievement, which is evident by his vast amount of awards and rave reviews throughout the years. To many, Bradbury is known as the writer of the century due to his undying influential work that continues to emerge. Born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury began an ear
Character Sketch Per. 1 Creative Writing Thursday, October 19, 2000 Character Sketch “Fourth down and Goal!” Screamed the referee on the field. The opposing team was on the ten-yard line. Johnny Spring, a defensive back for the Panthers was covering maybe the greatest wide receiver ever to play in the NFL, Shawn Fanning. Johnny\'s team was up by seven. He looked up at the clock, 0:03. The huddle came together. The defensive play caller yelled, “Johnny, you cover Fanning, don’t mess up!” The hudd
The Elephant Who Cried Mouse Per. 1 Creative Writing Tuesday, January 16, 2001 Children’s Story The herd of elephants walked lazily about the jungle enjoying a fine, warm day. After an excellent lunch of bananas, they all lay down on some soft grass to take naps. All except one young elephant that did not feel tired enough to sleep. Since he had no one to play with, all the other young elephants were asleep; he just wandered around for a while smelling the flowers, looking into hollow trees, and
Descriptive Essay Per. 1 Creative Writing Sunday, October 01, 2000 For the past seven summers of my life, I have spent two glorious weeks at an incredible overnight camp called YMCA Camp Belknap. It is on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in rural Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. There are many things that I could have chosen to write my descriptive essay about at the camp, since it is such an astonishing place. My first thought was to write about the drafty, rustic Belknap green cabins that we stay in, wi
Falling Period 6 Creative Writing Michael stood paralyzed by his own fear of falling. Nervously, he gazed across the emptiness that lay ahead. Taking in one deep breath of crisp air, he closed his eyes, leaned forward, and jumped into the darkness, giving into the force that pressed against his back. Luckily, Michael landed with a bruise to his arm and a smile on his face. Dude! That was the coolest jump I’ve ever seen, called one voice from the crowd. Michael looked at the group of people. The
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Gender: Society’s Restraint ENGL494-024 May 9, 2002 Time and time again gender-conflict is brought to the attention of the public in various forms. In our time someone who wants to make a point about gender-conflict and the inequality that is present will be more likely to use television or song to reach their audience. This however is a fairly new technology. Books or some form of writing on the other hand have been around for thousands of years. Gender-conflict is nothing new. It is not as tho
Gremlin’ Hunting Per. 1 Creative Writing Monday, November 06, 2000 Brandon thought that he could take a swig of beer safely. But when he lifted the bottle of Miller to his still-grinning lips, he caught a glimpse of Chester, whose fat face was also grinning like a kid’s Halloween jack o’ lantern, and that happened just when the swallow of beer was going down Brandon’s throat. The result was a loud choke, gurgle and spray of beer across a table already littered with bottles, caps, cigarette butts
Mastering Content Abstract Reading skills are paramount in a school setting, as well as a career setting. As you progress through your degree plan and your career, reading will become easier if you use the tools outlined in this paper. For most of us, reading is a burden. We are used to getting the majority of our information through television, a much less inactive activity. This paper may well help you ease the pain of reading lengthy material that is of no particular interest to you. Reading
THE LIFE OF PLATO Plato was born in 427 B.C. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically influential. His family had a rich history of political connections and consisted of his parents, Ariston and Perictione, his older brothers Adeimantus and Glawcon, and later a younger sister, Potone. “In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life”(Beavers and Planeaux). During Platos early years he was instructed by eminent teachers in grammar, music, a
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
“Girl Interrupted” FILM REVIEW This film, based on Susanna Kaysen’s best selling true story of the same title, “Girl Interrupted” was a highly emotional drama for me. A reflection from the 1960’s when women could easily be institutionalized, and labeled insane if they did not conform to society’s standards or ideals. Also a reflection of where we have come from in our thinking, and how much of this still effects our lives today. The subject matter involved self-definition and being misunderstood
Children in-between: constructing identities in the bicultural family. March 1999 v5 i1 p13(1) While transnational movement and migrancy are not new fields of inquiry for anthropology, the experiences of children from inter-cultural marriage, as a part of these processes, have rarely been discussed. In this context, competing cultural ideas of childhood and child-raising are tackled in the intimacy of the domestic home and family life. Ethnographic evidence from families where there is a parent
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” ENC1102 September 11, 2001 In the early 1800’s women were given a subservient role in society. In marriage the husband could be viewed as the warden and the wife as the inmate. This left the woman to become dependent and therefore inferior. In “The Yellow Wall-Paper” the author Charlotte Gilman vividly writes the effects of oppression on women. The main character is suffering from mental depression because of the shackles her husband puts on her with his practical ideas o
European Herald TribuneI. Abstract T his project presents a concise detailed analysis of a prospective business plan for an innovative new newspaper known as the European Herald Tribune (EHT), which will be in affiliation with the widely read and respectable International Herald Tribune (IHT). The main goal of the EHT is to become “Europe’s Newspaper.” In order to achieve this thorough research has been conducted on the various aspects that may affect the establishment and the possible future su
Long Distance Relationships Title page Abstract Introduction Literature Review There are many aspects that need to be considered when looking at romantic long-distance relationships. This type of relationship varies greatly from relationships in which the partners live near one another in a number of ways including communication, idealization, and relationship satisfaction. These ideas need to be addressed when discussing the transition, maintenance, and coping solutions of the relationship. The
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone\'s family and her father\'s fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A he
“A Clean, Well Lighted Place” 1 English 4B 29 March 2004 Although tone is an extremely complicated issue to analyze, it is one of the most elementary literary elements. Like a tone of voice, the tone of a story can communicate joy, anger, love, sorrow, and disapproval. It shows the feelings of the author, so greatly that one can sense them. The tone adds to the overall feeling, and effectiveness portrayed in any literary work. Those feelings may be similar to the feelings expressed by the narrat
Helen Keller: An Inspiration to Many American Women June 17, 2004 Can you imagine a life without being able to see or hear and not knowing how to communicate with anyone around you? That world of darkness is what Helen Keller lived in for six years. Helen Keller has been an inspiration to people ever since she turned six. From 1886-1960, she proved herself to be a creative and inspiring woman of America. She was a writer and lecturer who fought for the rights of disadvantaged people all over the
Diego Rivera (1886-1957) Diego Rivera\'s art was one of the columns on which one of the strongest movements in american painting was to find support: mexican muralism. His art greatly depends on a vocabulary born from a mixture between Gauguin and the aztec and mayan sculptures. His works range from murals and pencil drawings to book illustrations and political writings. Diego Rivera, using simplified forms and vivid colors, brilliantly rescued the precolombine past, as well as the most importan
Schizophrenia Biology 5-11-04 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates back to the 1800\'s when Emil Kraepelin concluded after a comprehensive study o
The Tao of Pooh “The Tao of Pooh” gives an interesting transformation to a classical children story. Benjamin Hoff, the author of “The Tao of Pooh”, compares the characters, their behavior and their views on the world to ancient Chinese principals of Taoism. In “The Tao of Pooh”, author depicts characters of a classical children book as principals of Taoism, an ancient Chinese Teaching. “That’s [“Winnie the Pooh” book] not about Taoism. … It’s about this dumpy little bear that wanders around ask
Religion Religion-7 1-20-04 In his letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul is telling us that we do have something to look forward to, something to live for. God is out there and he is real. He wants us to do good deeds and to follow strong moral guidelines. St. Paul tells us that we should live for tomorrow, and we should live for god, for if we don’t then we might as well just live for sin, and let it consume us, for tomorrow we may die. Religion-7 1-22-04 My Eagle Scout Service Project, I painted
Writing At some point before you begin writing, you should map out or outline your essay. This is sometimes best done after you have amassed your research material, though drawing up a tentative outline before your finish the gathering and reading stage sometimes makes sense of what further material you need to find. (Sometimes it is only at the writing stage that you are clear about gaps in your knowledge.) At whatever stage you draw up an outline, treat it as a draft. Whether the sequence of a
Law Issues in the Gaming Industry When people hear about the gaming industry, they will most likely think of fun and joking around. Law issues would be the last topic that would float through their minds. This paper would like to outline four such law issues that relate to the gaming industry and will mention why these issues are so critically needed to be abided by in order for the gaming industry to thrive on its profits from sales. The four such issues will be Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents,
A Job as a Multimedia Developer Since I enjoy working with computers and computer based imaging, I would enjoy a career as a multimedia developer. This is a job in which one creates and designs computer graphics, CD-ROMS, and other interactive programs (Job Guides). In order to become a multimedia developer, will need a college diploma or post secondary diploma or degree for a good chance at getting a job. Almost any college will offer one of these. Getting a part-time job or an internship with
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was the second daughter of a prominent lawyer and one-term United States congressional representative, Edward Dickinson and his wife, Emily Norcross Dickinson. Being rooted in the puritanical Massachusetts of the 1800’s, the Dickinson children were raised in the Christian tradition, and they were expected to take up their father’s religious beliefs and values without argument. Later in life, Emily would
“The Back to School Blues” Short Story # 2 English 310 Creative Writing July 27, 2004 “No! I am not going!” I yelled down the hall to my mother. “Oh yes sir you are! Get out of bed and get your clothes on this instant you are going to miss the bus. You know that the bus always comes early on the first day of the school year.” She shouted back. I did not want to go back to school, but before I knew it, I was standing on the corner waiting for the bus. The bus by the way was five minutes late, not
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
James Joyce Second year History-English James Joyce was born in Dublin, son of a talented but feckless father who is accurately described by Stephen Dedalus in “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. The elder Joyce drifted steadily down the financial and sociale scale, his family moving from house to house, each one less genteel and more shary than the previous. James Joyce’s whole education was Catholic. From a comparatively early age Joyce regarded himself as a rebel against the shabbiness
Joyce Carol Oates Where is here? English 310 Creative Writing Short Story Analysis August 3, 2004 Joyce Carol Oates’s is an author in her own category. In one of her many collections, “Where is here?” that features 35 captivating short stories. Throughout the 193 pages, Oates discusses countless topics that the everyday world shies away from. This collection touches on those hidden topics and disturbing subject matter such as domestic violence, fear of being alone, rape, prostitution, treachery,