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An Open Field: Susan Howe in Conversation. Voice. After developing a foundation for analyzing poetry by using the strategies outlined in Lesson 2, students will read and discuss a selection of poems that specifically focus on themes that have been previously addressed in the literature read in class through out the year.


Students will continue to examine the significance of these themes as they materialize in the writings of a diverse group of poets. Among the themes that will be addressed are isolation, oppression, loyalty, sexism, autonomy, feminism, justice, and survival. Students will examine ways in which poets speak about these themes. Screenplay Format: A Guide To Industry Standard Script Formatting. What Is Hollywood Screenplay Format?

Screenplay Format: A Guide To Industry Standard Script Formatting

If you ever want somebody in the film industry to read your story and seriously consider transforming it into a movie then there are a few rules you need to adhere to. Principally format. Producers, agents, readers, actors and development executives - your first audience - need to be able to sit down with your work and imagine your words transformed into pictures and dialogue on the big screen. How to write better sentences 6—phrases, and the cumulative sentence. So far with these posts, I’ve talked about the useful tip of putting the key word last, seeing short independent clauses as “kernels” of longer sentences, noun styles versus verb styles, hypotaxis and parataxis.

How to write better sentences 6—phrases, and the cumulative sentence

Now I’m going to talk about phrases, and describe the sorts of sentences they can make when combined with kernel clauses, sentences that can be very effective for writers of narrative fiction. What I am working towards, in this post and the next, is the grand theory of the “cumulative sentence,” explicated and codified by the writing theorist Francis Christensen—a powerful way of understanding how sentences work, and one that contradicts the “minimalist” view of writing made famous by Strunk, White, and Ernest Hemingway. Clarity and brevity, urges Strunk; Christensen instead urges us to see a sentence as a living thing, developing, coiling, deepening. Phrases are usually named after the word that begins them. Prepositional phrase: How to Write a Sentence, by Stanley Fish. It is already a commonplace, in essays and books on the craft of writing, that if you want to write good fiction, you must be able to write good sentences.

How to Write a Sentence, by Stanley Fish

The question Annie Dillard asks aspiring writers in The Writing Life—“Do you like sentences?” —is echoed, in longer form, by Francine Prose in the early pages of Reading Like a Writer. How to Write Better Sentences: Christensen’s Cumulative Sentence. Forgive me, but this is an exciting moment in the series.

How to Write Better Sentences: Christensen’s Cumulative Sentence

Absolute Phrase(s) WAC Faculty Resources. What makes writing good is not what you put in but what you take out.. . .

WAC Faculty Resources

The old tennis pro who never moves. Line drawings by Picasso as an old man. If everything there is strong, the reader will put in what's not there. Silence is what's most powerful in music; space in art. Line Breaks: They’re Not Just for Poetry Anymore. As someone who writes both poetry and prose, I’m often (okay… sometimes) asked to talk about the difference between the two.

Line Breaks: They’re Not Just for Poetry Anymore

English 204/ Winter 2011: POEMS AND GRADES. The 5 Best Ads of Super Bowl XLIX. Video: Writing Poems: 3 Strategies to Get You Started. How it works - Learn at Home. Learn to code. Global markets rattled by Greece 'no' vote. SYDNEY/TOKYO – The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency.

Global markets rattled by Greece 'no' vote

U.S. equity futures dropped around 1.4 percent while Japan’s Nikkei shares fell 1.4 percent and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent. Adding to the anxiety among investors, China’s stock market face a make-or-break week after a 30 percent plunge in the last three weeks forced officials to roll out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown market crash. While early price actions have been choppy, dealers emphasised that markets were orderly with no signs of financial strain and expectations were high that the European Central Bank would step in early with a pledge of extra liquidity. Word Count Confusion - Books & Such Literary Management. 19 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essays. Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it - The Washington Post.

A new debate about whether computers can really edit essay tests is really about how writing can best be graded.

Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it - The Washington Post

Here to delve into that issue is Doug Hesse, professor and executive director of writing at The University of Denver. He is co-author (with Lynn Troyka) of “The Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers” and of “Creating Nonfiction” (with Becky Bradway). He is also a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and a past president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Civil Rights: Now and Then. By Julian Bond The continuing disparity between black and white life chances is not a result of black life choices.

Civil Rights: Now and Then

It stems from an epidemic of racism and an economic system dependent on class division. Abundant scholarship notwithstanding, there is no other possible explanation. The breakdown of the family, the absence of middle-class values, the lack of education and skills, the absence of role models—these are symptoms of racism. We must be careful not to define the ideology and practice of white supremacy too narrowly. The strategies of the 1960s movement were litigation, organization, mobilization and civil disobedience, aimed at creating a national political constituency for civil rights advances. Analysis / The Inkwell / First-Year Composition / English Department Writing Resources / FSU - English Department Writing Resources.

Exercises: Critical Reading & Thinking Exercise with Beyond Words Purpose: Exploring and analyzing writing with a critical eye. This exercise will allow the students the opportunity to engage with a text, making notes, highlighting unknown words and phrases, arguing with the author, and questioning the written word for validity. Description: This exercise calls for the students to evaluate and freewrite on a text of your choice (an ad, an editorial, a TV commercial, etc.). Paired Text: Activity Accompanies Beyond Words, “Reading Texts,” (8-53). Jon Franklin. How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide. If you want to write a bestselling book, don’t reinvent the wheel. I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books. After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, I’ve tried a lot. Having experimented with everything from “traditional” (Random House) to Amazon Publishing, from BitTorrent Bundles to self-publishing audiobooks, I’ve developed strong opinions about…

What’s New in Poetry, 1-15-15. What Bill Clinton Wrote vs. What Bill Clinton Said. Jon Franklin and "Mrs. Kelly's Monster" - Nieman Storyboard. Untitled. Andrea Gibson: "Letter To A Playground Bully from Andrea (age 8)" Guante: What Makes Effective Spoken-Word or Slam Poetry? Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley. Gayle was born in New York City and, at age 8 months, moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia. Writing Intros. Ways To Weave The Journal Into 112. Writing Program at UMASS Amherst. Trying On Style Using Poe, Woolf, And Hemmingway. Writing Program at UMASS Amherst. Take Out Your Pencils. Writing Program at UMASS Amherst. Students' Academic Discourse. Youth Speaks - Brave New Voices - San Francisco - Organisation à but non lucratif. How to Write and Perform Spoken Word-Khalil Smith. WriterMagazineArticle.pdf. SpokenWord-LearningGuide.pdf.

Tips_for_writing_spoken_word_poetry.pdf. George Orwell: Politics and the English Language. Pc-24-66-vonnegut.pdf. Frostfig. 30 Great Articles and Essays about Words and Writing. The best essays on writing -- articles about writing -- essays about writing Essential Essays for Writers. Newspaper Blackout. Jen Bervin: Nets: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare. The Found Poetry Review. CPR - Chaos in Fourteen Lines by Annie Finch.