Creative-writing

Mastering the Short Story Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of wri
Metaphors For War The use of metaphors are an important factor with any piece of literature. Metaphors add color to creative writings, also establishing depth. A story without metaphors is lifeless, unable to compose another way to view it. The term for a metaphor is a figure of speech in which term is transferred to something it does not literally apply to, this helps the brain create a mental picture which the person might easily understand what the character is feeling. When a person finally
Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It explores many feelings and experiences of one “turn of the century” family in Missoula, Montana. In both the movie, directed by Robert Redford, and the original work of fiction we follow the Mcleans through their joys and sorrows. However, the names of the characters and places are not purely coincidental. These are the same people and places known by Norman Mclean as he was growing up. In a sense, A River Runs Throu
Persuasive Essays Are Pointless There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a requirement for high school students. The definition of “persuade” in Webster’s New College Dictionary is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong will. I understa
Robert Frost Robert Frost Robert Frost, an Americian poet of the late 19th century, used nature in many of his writings. This paper will discuss the thought process of Frost during his writings, the many tools which he used, and provide two examples of his works. Robert Frost was born in San Franciso on March 26, 1874, but later moved to Lawrence, Massachuschusetts (after his father died) where he did most of his writing. He was a simple man who taught, worked in a mill, was a reporter, was a Ne
Romatic Era 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Books related to 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Romanticism began in the early 19th century and radically changed the way people perceived themselves and the state of nature around them. Unlike Classicism, which stood for order and established the foundation for architecture, literature, painting and music, Romanticism allowed people to get away from the constricted, rational views of life and concentrate on
SPAWN Creative Writing The spawn knelt in the shadows of the corner. His iridescent eyes searching the dark for his prey. A prey he knew very well, almost too well. From the end of the stone corridor the spawn’s ear picked out a single disturbance. From behind the mask a man’s mouth twisted in a smile and a thought of satisfaction crossed his mind. Rising to his feet the spawn walked defiantly down the corridor. His armoured boots making no sound on the cold floor. A heart that beat no blood, po
Creative Writing: Destroying Racism As the snow covered the house that my grandma occupies, I looked out the window to the neighbor\'s front door, their mailbox, and the circular driveway they had. It was just another home, where kids could build a snowman or throw snowballs on the front lawn. But there where no children or snowmen here. And beneath the snow, the word "N-I-G-G-E-R" was written in the grass. A family- a home- where they had bothered no one. One night someone decided to take weed
The constraints of the internal quest The masculine dismissal of a women\'s quest A quest is a tale that celebrates how one can cleverly and resolutely rise superior to all opposition. Yet as fresh prospectives on history now suggest, in this search for freedom and order, the masculine craving for adventure, demanded restrictions upon women, forcing her into deeper confinement, even within her limited province. Thus the rights of a man are separated by the expectancies of a woman. Each subsequen
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name S
the Life and Works of Charles Dickens The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. "In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined
The Life of Kurt Vonnegut The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut\'s friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonneg
The Narrative Techniques of Poe The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe\'s writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, "Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. " ( 7) For me, this is done thr
Creative Writing: "Makin\' Fones Ring" Ok, this is easy. This is not realy phreaking, but still kind of phun. This only works on Bell Atlantic fones and pay fones. All right, to make a Bell Atlantic fone ring all you have to do is dial 811 then the last four digits of the number from which you are calling. You will hear a dial tone as soon as you do this. Hang up for about 3 seconds then pick up again, you will hear a strange tone. Hang up, in 5 seconds the fone will ring. When someone picks up
Creative Writing: Beer and Drugs Make People Suck There is a weak smoke rising up over the treetops. The golden sun is on its way down in west and on a little campsite in the woods, can Dan see a little flame from a fireplace and he can hear laughter, songs and clinging bottles. Dan walks a little closer to find out who\'s there. Suddenly he steps on a stick and one of the people on the campsite stands up and shouts: "Who is it ?" Dan can hear that it is George who is shouting. "It\'s Dan!" he s
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of "party" drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwright’s intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwright’s life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: “I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled. I think nearly all of us have
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His Life Works) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period
Unhappy Meal Unhappy Meal Creative Writing Paper One Aaron lit a Basic brand cigarette as Amir pulled his beat up 1976 snot green Chevy Nova into the crowded parking lot of the McDonalds on Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts. He always seemed to do this to himself; lighting cigarettes when he\'d just have to snipe them out on the bottom of his tattered army boot. He put his pointer finger to his head and pantomimed shooting himself. Amir glanced at him uneasily, then scanned the lot for an open sp
Virginia Woolf It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. Woolf was one of the artists that helped start the famous Bloomsbury Group
Willa Sibert Cather Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother\'s house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent\'s names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the olde
Careers in Investment Banking Davin Bloom English 152 Reuff, Instructor Paper 2 2/25/97 A career in the securities industry can offer exciting work if you enjoy working in a competitive and demanding atmosphere. Investment bankers, stock brokers, and stock traders all make up the securities industry providing services to each other, as well as the general public. All of people involved in this field deal with stocks, bonds, and other financial material in some way or another, but they all have t
Creative Writing: The County Courthouse When we are young, most of us are somewhat naive. We are inherently taught that good will always triumph over evil. A courthouse is the forum where evil should be dealt with. But, in reality, this is seldom the case. The county courthouse looks like a typical courthouse. The courthouse itself looks like a place where justice is served. It is a Romanesque building, three stories high, with large pillars in the front. Ivy grows up one side of the building. T
Creative Writing: Things and Stuff There is a highly distinguishable difference between things and stuff per se. In this essay I will help the reader become proficient in identifying what may fall under the classification of things and what is stuff. The thing is that things and stuff often appear the same on the surface, but they are in actuality very different. Things have more spirituality as opposed to stuff, which has a meaning that is more of the literal kind. It is kind of hard to underst
Creative Writing: Utopia Z Utopia Z: Recreation Besides being able to live comfortable and easily, the people also have a lot of recreation to do, with in Utopia Z. All of the recreation, is located in the recreation dome, which is located between the Construction Plant, and the Hospital Dome. The Recreation Dome is filled with different activities, such as artificial ski-mountains, a swimming pool, and amusement park, an ice arena, a playground, a football field/track, a bungee jumping station,
Carrers in Investment Banking Davin Bloom English 152 Reuff, Instructor Paper 2 2/25/97 A career in the securities industry can offer exciting work if you enjoy working in a competitive and demanding atmosphere. Investment bankers, stock brokers, and stock traders all make up the securities industry providing services to each other, as well as the general public. All of people involved in this field deal with stocks, bonds, and other financial material in some way or another, but they all have t
ComputAbility - Sales Goals ComputAbility, a mail-order company, began in 1982. An authorized reseller of computer software and hardware, ComputAbility offers their clients over 50,000 products. The company has built their reputation on a foundation of competitive prices and quality service. In August of 1997, Creative Computers, also a mail-order company, acquired ComputAbility. The acquisition provided a number of benefits to the company, primarily a larger product selection to offer to custom
Sony Corporation Executive Summary Sony\'s current financial difficulties are tied into its corporate culture which were stated over 30 years ago. With such a large multinational corporation, greater planning and more use of strategies should be pursued. Sony could start with the implementation of a new mission statement, with profit and benefits of the company tied more closely to everyday operations. Internally, the four forces, the management, the designers, the production and the marketing s
Blood and Belonging This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff\'s methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms the six journeys. On these journeys he encounters different cultures, as he travels to six different coinciding areas of the world. He examin
Fahrenheit 451 Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the author’s life and circumstances may have influenced the novel. (Use your own words.) Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. Ray Bradbury is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwrit
Grendel Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener\'s Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world\'s institutions as a whole. While Grendel\'s exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide the reader with the strong opinions the author carries. This existentialistic novel can be seen clearly as
Stillwatch Reading is extremely underrated in our country today. Those who do read know what I’m saying. And I’m not talking about Dr. Seuss or Ann M. Martin. I mean REAL books! Books by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and other best-selling authors. One best-selling author that I have the utmost respect for is Mary Higgins Clark. She’s written chart-topping novels such as Where Are the Children?, A Cry in the Night, A Stranger is Watching, and The Cradle will fall. The book that I have recently read
Hayden Carruth Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey is Hayden Carruth\'s most recent collection of works. Published in 1996, it reflects a dark, boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man. His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events. Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing. Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears. He now lives in upstate New York, where he taught in the Gra
Herman Melville: A Biography And Analysis Throughout American history, very few authors have earned the right to be called “great.” Herman Melville is one of these few. His novels and poems have been enjoyed world wide for over a century, and he has earned his reputation as one of the finest American writers of all time. A man of towering talent, with intellectual and artistic brilliance, and a mind of deep insight into human motives and behavior, it is certainly a disgrace that his true greatne
John Steinbeck: A Common Man\'s Man "I never wrote two books alike", once said John Steinbeck (Shaw, 10). That may be true, but I think that he wrote many of his novels and short stories based on many of the same views. He often focused on social problems, like the “ haves” verses the "have nots", and made the reader want to encourage the underdog. Steinbeck\'s back ground and concern for the common man made him one of the best writers for human rights. John Steinbeck was born in Salians, Califo
Kurt Cobain A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend; A Proposal Kurt Donald Cobain was the lead singer/songwriter of the band Nirvana, until April 5 1994 when he committed suicide. Troubled by depression, chronic stomach problems, and an addiction to heroin, his ailments in his personal life showed through in his music. His music evolved from the hard "punk" sound of their first album, to the intelligent "tell all" tales of his fourth and final album In Utero. Through his music he changed an
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Published in 1968, Federalism and the French Canadians is an ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elabor
Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was a dreamer. Bradbury had a skill at putting his dreams onto paper, and into books. He dreams dreams of magic and transformation, good and evil, small-town America and the canals of Mars. His dreams are not only popular, but durable. His work consists of short stories, which are not hard to publish, and keep in the public eye. His stories have stayed in print for nearly three decades. Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in a small town of Waukegan, Illinois. His
Sir Issac Newton Newton was born on December 25,1642. He was an English mathematician and physicist, considered one of the greatest scientist in history, who made important contributions to many fields of science. His discoveries and theories laid the foundation for much of the progress in science since his time. Newton was one of the inventors of the branch of mathematics called Calculus. He also solved the mysteries of light and optics. Formulated the three laws of motions, and derived from th
Thomas Jefferson "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." These famous lines of the Declaration of Independence was written in the front parlor of a second floor rented apartment by the American, Thomas Jefferson. These few words show what ideas and beliefs Thomas Jefferson stood for, and how he continuously fought for these words to become fulfilled in hi
Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he be called B
Ayn Rand This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II\'s reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand\'s birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum\'s lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987). Beneath their larg
Beloved And Toni Morrison Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same ti
Benjamin Franklin The Personality of Benjamin Franklin The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the story of his life written in the first person. All experiences in the book are told from Ben’s point of view. There is a slight possibility that not all of this information is exactly true, or if all of the events in his life are accounted for. When writing this autobiography, Franklin had the power to choose what he wanted the readers to know and what he wanted to keep to himself. Although he ad
Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Bruce Lee Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant "return again." She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he b
Feminism Both Virginia Woolf, in a speech addressing a graduating all women class, and Naomi Wolf, in her text The Beauty Myth, contemplate feminism from an economic viewpoint. While Woolf believes women need money and a room of their own to have economic independence, Wolf gives credence to the fact that the beauty industry is hindering the independence of women. Through male pomposity, the conventional lives of women, obsession with physical appearance, and the reality that beauty is diverse,
Hayden Carruth Hayden Carruth Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey is Hayden Carruth\'s most recent collection of works. Published in 1996, it reflects a dark, boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man. His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events. Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing. Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears. He now lives in upstate New York, where he ta
herman melville- a biography and analysis HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY AND ANALYSIS Ì English III Jon Clausen Saturday, March 15, 1997 Leave this page blank CONTENTS PREFACE, OR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 1 n III. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 2 n IV. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 3 n V. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 4 n VI. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 5 n APPENDIX n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1 n 2. Illustration 2 n 3. Illustrati
John Steinbeck- A commmon Mans\' Man John Steinbeck A Common Man’s Man “I never wrote two books alike”, once said John Steinbeck (Shaw, 10). That may be true, but I think that he wrote many of his novels and short stories based on many of the same views. He often focused on social problems, like the “haves” verses the “have nots", and made the reader want to encourage the underdog. Steinbeck’s back ground and concern for the common man made him one of the best writers for human rights. John Stei