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Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns. Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing.

Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns

Take an adjective (implacable) or a verb (calibrate) or even another noun (crony) and add a suffix like ity, tion or ism. You’ve created a new noun: implacability, calibration, cronyism. Sounds impressive, right? Nouns formed from other parts of speech are called nominalizations. Academics love them; so do lawyers, bureaucrats and business writers. Exquisite corpse. An exquisite corpse Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled.

Exquisite corpse

Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun," as in “The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge”) or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Paragraphs and Topic Sentences. LitWeb - The Norton Introduction to Literature: W. W. Norton & Company StudySpace. When it comes to the study of literature, reading and writing are closely inter-related—even mutually dependent—activities.

LitWeb - The Norton Introduction to Literature: W. W. Norton & Company StudySpace

On the one hand, the quality of whatever we write about a literary text depends entirely upon the quality of our work as readers. On the other hand, our reading isn’t truly complete until we’ve tried to capture our sense of a text in writing. Indeed, we often read a literary work much more actively and attentively when we integrate informal writing into the reading process—pausing periodically to mark especially important or confusing passages, to jot down significant facts, to describe the impressions and responses the text provokes—or when we imagine our reading (and our informal writing) as preparation for writing about the work in a more sustained and formal way. Writing about literature can take any number of forms, ranging from the very informal and personal to the very formal and public. LitWeb - The Norton Introduction to Literature: W. W. Norton & Company StudySpace. W.

LitWeb - The Norton Introduction to Literature: W. W. Norton & Company StudySpace

W. Norton Home | Help | Contact Us | Site map | Site Credits LitWeb - The Norton Introduction to Literature StudySpace Genres. Winston Churchill's Way With Words. Hide captionWinston Churchill wrote every word of his many speeches — he said he'd spend an hour working on a single minute of a speech. Above, he is shown speaking during the 1945 election campaign. Express/Getty Images Winston Churchill is best remembered as the British prime minister whose speeches rallied a nation under a relentless Nazi onslaught in World War II. But few people know that he won the Nobel Prize in Literature — in part for his mastery of speechmaking. hide captionThough he went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Churchill didn't always excel in school.

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Reading& writing about poetry. Writing About Literature: Explicating a Poem and Symbolism. English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics. What is...

English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics

Grammar. How to Use Commonly Misused Words. Steps Method 1 of 17: "Affect" and "Effect" 1Use “effect” as instructed.

How to Use Commonly Misused Words

"Effect" is a noun referring to something that happens as a result of something else. E.g., "The antibiotic had little effect on the illness. ""Effect" is also a verb meaning to bring something about. 2Use “affect” as instructed.The verb "affect" means to change something in some way. This Itch of Writing: But can you teach Creative Writing? I get asked this amazingly often, considering that no one ever asks if you can teach the doing of other arts, but, just as I took ages to get on to that other old chestnut, "What is literary fiction?

This Itch of Writing: But can you teach Creative Writing?

" and my own personal Ancestral Elephant, it's taken me till now to sort out what I think clearly enough to answer the question. My answer, mind you, depends on how long I've got, but it comes from someone who wrote for fifteen years before being taught, (and my thoughts on the pros and cons of writing courses are here) but now teaches, and knows hundreds of writers who have been taught, and hundreds who haven't been taught, and not a few who teach: 1) Yes. 2) Yes, you can teach it, just as you can teach painting or sculpture, or choreography or writing music.

Writing's no different. What can Diane Arbus teach you about writing? I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse. -- Diane Arbus Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was an American photographer and a student of human diversity, often described as a "photographer of freaks.

What can Diane Arbus teach you about writing?

" Maybe one should admit that freakishness comes from within and 'normal' is a mirage. Join me now, fellow freak, and let us contemplate the normalness of strangehood. Why “Show, Don’t Tell” Is the Great Lie of Writing Workshops. HOW TO WRITE GOOD. Caveat emptor.

HOW TO WRITE GOOD

Carpe diem. O si villi, si ergo, fortibus es in ero. Et tu, brute. by Frank L. Visco My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: Avoid alliteration. Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules of Writing.