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The Rat Catcher's Revenge- Creative Writing - It all started at the old pub belonging to Jack Martin. The Jokers pub has been empty for more than two years, there is stood faded and detached, away from the lights and next to a canal. Its gloom was added by foliage gone wild. A few windows had been shattered and its once open doors were now boarded by rotting timbers covered in rolls of moss and unsuspecting fungi. The undergrowth was tall and trees hid the upper floor. Inside hung tattered curtains stained with years of tobacco smoke....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 718 words
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Live on Channel 10- Creative Writing - George was watching junk TV when Sam came in. "Building's on fire," said Sam. "Yeah," said George, watching the woman drop her baby out of the window. Down fell baby, landing in the blue net down below. But you can tell that this is just a reconstruction, not the real thing. There was a cut from the woman releasing baby to baby bouncing on the blue net. You never actually got to see baby fall, and that was because the TV people were too cheap to go hire themselves a real stunt baby....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 741 words
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Creative Writing: A Frightening Halloween Gift - She waited for the phone to ring. An old lady named Erica was waiting to hear the good news for grandchild to be born. She finally gets the call that she has a grandson now. Very excited to meet her grandson she decides to fly Dallas the next morning and stay there for the rest of her life. As Jimmy grows up he really get s bonded with her grandmother. When he was ten she dies and there is a sudden change in his behavior. He was a genius in studies but ever since his grandmother died he had stated being to everyone around him....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 492 words
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Creative Writing: Visited by Great Minds - The day began like any the other but was going to have a bizarre twist. My family and I were beginning to set the table for dinner and all of a sudden the door bell rang. I stop in the middle of putting the rolls on to the table and answered the door. I couldn't believe who I saw at the steps, my good buddies, Godfrey "Harold" Hardy, Wilhelm Weinberg, Thomas Malthus, Jean B. Larmarck, Stephen "Jay" Gould, Charles Lyell, and good old James Hutton. I invited them in from the cold and we began to catch up on old times....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 951 words
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Creative Writing: Christmas with Earnest Hemmingway - 'Ding Dong' The doorbell rang as I scurried around, trying to put the finishing touches on everything. I was excited but at the same time, I was freaking out. I was so felicitous that the college had chosen me out of all the other professors there, and now the gravity of the situation was weighing down on me and I was panicking. 'Welcome' I screamed as I opened the door. To be honest, I did expect the person at the door to be Earnest Hemmingway himself, for he really was the only one that mattered to me tonight and I had done this whole stupid dinner for him....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1720 words
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Creative Writing: I Am A Tree - Sitting here all alone where I was placed for good, watching all the different types of cars enter the parking lot, wondering if they have noticed me on the dirt surrounded by all the colorful and different types of wildlife. Scattered patches of green grass mixed with some unhealthy brown ones are pushing its way out from the ground. I have only one friend, but no family that I know of, I can't talk to my friend, but the reason why I call him a friend is because he is in the same situation as I am despite the fact he has a total different shape and design than me, having the letter P on top while the two Cs....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 479 words
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Creative Writing: American Soldier in Iraq - "RUN!!" I heard a fellow soldier screaming as I looked around. "RUN!" I started to take off but I was too late. I am an American soldier and I just got my leg blown off by a grenade. As I lay here crying, yelling out in pain, I think about why I am even here. The president thought that Saddam Hussein MIGHT have had weapons of mass destruction (WMD), so he sent me here to die. After we searched and found that Hussein did not have any WMDs, what did President Bush decide to do. Send more troops (SIRS)....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1473 words
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Creative Writing: Behind the Red Door - “You’re going to be late for school Brian” Shona called from the bottom of the stairs. “God what is it with this boy and his sleep” she mumbled to herself as she walked back to the kitchen. The wallpaper was beginning to peel off and the cupboard doors were uneven, all the mechanical devices had gone rusty and wouldn’t work unless you hit it or something. “This kitchen needs to be changed from head to toe” she groaned while trying to stick the bread in the toast machine, “I know love, but you know how things are at work right now” he said as he lifted his head from the Monday paper....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1752 words
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A Reflection Upon My Writing - “As a student, I write for multiple purposes. Purpose is the key for how my thoughts are dictated on this blank white sheet.” After writing this in my in-class journal discussing my transition from five-paragraph writing to actual formation of thoughts without a specific format, I realized that this process was a larger undertaking than I originally thought. Through endless amounts of essay writing the personal academic improvements that have taken place this quarter are indescribable in comparison to any other academic feat made in my brief but fulfilling college career....   [tags: Reflection Essay] 908 words
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Decline of Formal Letter Writing - As society and technology advances, formal letter writing is declining rapidly. During the 1800’s, writing formal letters was one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with family and friends that are miles away .You would simply write a letter and send it to your destination. The only problem with this is that people would get tired of waiting for their letter to arrive. Personal, formal writing has greatly decreased by two - three percent every year. New inventions like telephoning, text messaging, and email are the main technology gurus that are at fault for the major decline in formal letter writing....   [tags: Communication] 795 words
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Crime Scene Investigation- Creative Writing - Panting, she woke up. She had the nightmare again and this time more vivid than ever. It always began with her running frantically in fear for her life with a man steadily coming after her. Also, it always ended with the same dreadful scene, her choked to death and laying morbidly on the floor and an unnatural angle. Her therapist told her these dreams were brought about due becoming aware of here her mortality due to the death of her boyfriend six months ago in a car accident, and that it she could suffer and be the victim, but she knew better....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 697 words
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Tragic Love Story- Creative Writing - It had been love at first sight, the day I met Tom. That stormy night so many years ago, I can remember every last detail of it. The second I’d seen him, our eyes had locked. He was tall, had chocolate brown hair and eyes I could stare into all day. I knew instantly I was in love. A mutual friend had seen the intent gaze we shared and introduced us. And from then on, everything just got better and better. It was like living a dream. He took me out to dinner, met my parents – they loved him, he even agreed to come shopping with me....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 984 words
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Welcome Home Sylvia- Creative Writing - Sylvia couldn’t sleep; no matter how much she tried she just couldn’t do it. She was just lying on the hard hospital bed with the uncomfortable, smelly, brown covers right up to her bright red lips with her eyes tightly shut. She pulled the covers down and peered, quite predominantly at the clock on her old dusty bedside table with only a glass of stale water and her own analogue watch she was wearing at the time it had happened. She strained to read the display. She could just make it out as five minutes past two in the morning....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1086 words
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The Writitng of Ambrose Bierce - The writing style of Ambrose Bierce can simply be described as bitter. Almost all of his stories had some sort of irony or plot twist that made his stories interesting. Events in his life have shaped his view on the world. This viewpoint extends into his writing when he looks at the bitter side of the world in most of his stories and also the aspect of death. In the stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and A Watcher by the Dead, he uses irony and examines death. Along with his patented irony, Bierce uses death in many of his popular stories, possibly as a wish for himself....   [tags: Papers Writing Style Amrbose Bierce Bitter Cynic] 1588 words
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Narrative vs. Descriptive Writing - Narrative vs. Descriptive There are many different types of writing styles that are used in everyday literature; in books and magazine articles, scholarly and academic journals. According to Essentials of College Writing, by C. M. Connell & K. Sole (2013), descriptive writing is “defined by painting pictures with words” (chapter 6.4, line 1), while narrative writing is described as “storytelling from the point of view of the narrator” (chapter 6.3, line 1). Narrative writing is more appealing considering the reader is drawn into the worlds created by the storyteller; since narrative writing has a plot descriptive writing has no time elements or chronological order to the writing....   [tags: composition, storytelling]
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Writing Across the Curriculum - Background Writing is an essential to our everyday lives and is also a form of expression, creativity, and comprehension. For students and teachers, writing across the curriculum should be taught properly and exercised through out primary and secondary grades. By utilizing writing in all academic courses as a tool for students’ independent understanding, differentiated learning is easily achieved. The teacher can also use the students’ writing as data for independent and group readiness along with progression....   [tags: education essays]
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Writing Processes in Education - It may seem that teaching methods would change as often as the students as each year welcomes a new set of unique personalities and backgrounds. However, this is not the case. Teaching approaches generally tend to happen in shifts as new studies reveal more effective means of reaching students. A popular trend among writing programs is to adopt what is being called the process approach to writing instruction. This is a very different approach from the old form of teaching which is called the product approach....   [tags: Students, Education, Teaching Approaches]
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Responding to Student Writing - Responding to student writing is rife with potential — potential to help students improve their writing, potential to encourage a writer to continue, and potential to make the student feel like a failure. The written text used to responding to student writing, the end notes, the marginalia, is hugely influential to student writing, but largely ignored. John Swales might identify this kind of text as an “occluded” genres—texts that are produced on a very regular basis in a composition class (including syllabus, assignment prompts, etc), but are largely ignored or viewed as inconsequential....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Creative Writing: Revenge - Minute after minute the phone had rang in both rooms as people young and old, had paid their mourning respects. The room had been in utter silence, it had been as if the phone had been demanding someone pick it up. It had become very irritating for most of us. I had seen the anger rising up in my uncle, as he has an extremely short temper. He had been trying to clear the furniture out of the front and living room. For everyone in my family, it had been an occasion they had never experienced before, in their lives....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 742 words
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Creative Writing: Granddad - I can still remember my joyful life with my granddad. Keeping in mind, the way he used to laugh, his big broad smile, the smell of his perfume, which he left everywhere he went. The way he used to put his family first in everything he did, not forgetting his love for the relations. However, none of those incidents will physically take place now. My blissful times with him have ended. I hate to think about him gone forever. It is upsetting. Nevertheless, he’ll never be forgotten....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 944 words
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Metamorphosis- Creative Writing - He glanced out of the window, watching the sky turning from a deep blue shade to a clear, blue, breezy morning. ‘A good day.’ He made a mental note to himself. The sun baked through the curtains, sharpening his enormous shadow. He thought of that fussy factory owner and sighed. ‘ What am I going to say. Hello, Mr. Martin. I’m afraid I can’t meet you in the hotel this afternoon. Guess what. I have had a terrible twist of fate and have turned into a big, juicy vermin. And then he would reply: How nice....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 781 words
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Creative Writing: Eveline - She watched, as Frank and the many passengers aboard the boat sailed away into the darkening night. The reflection of the boat in the water highlighted by the moonlight began to fade just like Eveline’s dreams of a new life. Eveline could not believe that the opportunity to leave Ireland and her monotonous mundane life had been thrown away, for what was a split second decision, which she now deeply regretted. Her grip on the rusted iron railings gradually decreased and eventually her hands fell to her sides....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1130 words
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Stranded- Creative Writing - Elliot Stretched out his arms as he woke up from a restless night of sleep. Poor Elliot was too afraid to sleep, afraid of the mysterious beastie. In the night he could hear a continuous whispering coming from outside the shelter, the whispering turned into nightmares. After rubbing away the sleep from his delicate eyes with his grubby hands he remembered all the bad dreams from the darkness of the night. These brought a tear to his eye as he remembered the comforts of home....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 466 words
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The McCormick Writing Program - The CBE Writing Proficiency Program remains busy with more students making appointments as the semester draws to a close. A web page was created recently for the program. It can be found under the Student Resources section of the CBE web site. www.towson.edu/cbe/student_resources/writingprogram.asp The McCormick Writing Proficiency Program has made an enormous impact on how the College of Business and Economics (CBE) addresses the writing skills of its students. In just a few short months, our two graduate assistant tutors have worked with 77 students across the curriculum to improve their skills in editing and proofreading....   [tags: Business Plan] 966 words
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Writing an Academic Essay - Academic writing is different from other forms of writing; it is distinctive, clear and concise. This essay will describe the factors that contribute to the credibility of an academic piece of writing, and incorporating them effectively into your own writing. In this essay I will further discuss the following three features to enrich credible academic writing; planning and drafting, critical writing and referencing and plagiarism. With an abundant quantity of literature available, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to the credibility of an academic piece of writing....   [tags: How to Write an Academic Essay]
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Guidelines for Writing a Biology Review Paper - Definition of a review paper A review is a comprehensive synthesis of results from a wide and complex set of studies A synthesis of findings rather than ideas. Goal of a review paper is to help readers make sense of all available information Direct quotations rarely found in reviews. Do Not Use. Research reviews focus on primary sources Original scientific experimentation reported in scientific journals The quality of the review depends largely on the comprehensiveness of the literature search Use of secondary sources--textbooks or review journals (Science, Scientific American, Discover) Overview of material--easier to understand....   [tags: Biology Writing Guidelines Review Paper] 1352 words
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The Audience for a Writing - 1) Who is the ideal or intended audience for this piece. The intended audience would probably be students (college, high school, maybe middle school age). It should be read by anyone who participates in sports in anyway. Include any parents of children participating in sports because many times those parents are the driving force behind the attitude of the child and the influence for the way the child plays the sport. 2) In what ways is audience important to the work. Audience is important because you need to know what level you need to be using to get your message across....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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Writing From Life - Original Writing - Writing From Life - Original Writing I couldn’t even look her in the eye. Not after what I’d done. What she’d done. Being part of a big family was difficult, but you always had someone to talk to, but not this time. I was generally closest to Rabia. She was two years younger than me, and to her, everything was simple and had a simple answer. I think that’s why we were so close. She was always great if you had a problem, or needed help. She was also fun to be with, making up games that people would normally call childish, but because she made them up, they were ‘cool’....   [tags: Papers] 1693 words
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Therapeutic Writing - Writing is a tool used by many people for a variety of reasons. It is not uncommon for a person to jot down notes of thanks or send letters to friends or family. Further, one might set goals by writing lists of things they want to complete. Even the use of diaries and journals to record daily activities has spanned the ages. The first diaries date back to the Japanese classical period known as Heian. From 794 to 1192, these diaries held records of the writer’s daily life (Nakanishi, 2004, p.53)....   [tags: Counseling ]
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The Audience and Writing - The Audience and Writing Audience. Just one word yet it stirs frighteningly confusing images of perplexing thoughts in my mind. The word alone is strange, but when put in context of an essay it leaves me baffled and frustrated[d1] . The questions; “What is Audience?” “Why do I need it?” and, “What purpose does it serve?” are important to my finally some day understanding the concept of Audience, but at this point I can’t answer them fully[d2] . I can grasp the understanding of all the other aspects of writing an essay, although I may not incorporate them well in my paper at least I see why they are important....   [tags: Audience Definition Essays]
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The Gift of Writing - The Gift of Writing If writing is a gift, then how come so few people use that gift to their adavantage. In other words, why do people not use it. The greatest purpose of writing is not entertaining, educating, or enlightening others, but rather, the greatest purpose of writing, or the best way to utilize one's writing skills, is to better understand another person; to put yourself in that other person's shoes. Allow me to assume, for a moment, that you are a Christian, or are a follower of Christianity....   [tags: Free Essays] 409 words
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Persuasive Writing - Nowadays persuasive writing is one of the most common types of writings used in the world. It contains only one or perhaps several arguments and offers support for the main claim in order to convince the reader of the writer’s opinion. The primary focus is to change the way the reader thinks about a specific argumentation or claim. In order to obtain desirable results, the writer needs to be aware of the audience the script could have, and the general purpose of the writing itself. For instance, how the context of the message is written, sometimes is not perceived the same way, specifically when the audience believes on the opposite view; therefore, by writing a specific persuasive argument...   [tags: MLA, Composition, technique]
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Writing Portfolio - A professional writing portfolio is a very useful tool for a writer. It helps the writer prepare well for their entry into the professional world. A portfolio also allows the writer to be more organized with their work. A website, “Rhetoric and Writing”, talks about the importance of having a Professional Writing Portfolio. It discusses how many professionals/superiors will use a portfolio to assess a writer's aptitudes and skills. The site also discusses how portfolios are important for job searchers because they are more personal, and much more insightful, and therefore a better way for employers to evaluate interviewees than a regular resume....   [tags: Personal Reflection]
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The Power of Writing - How My Light is Spent… When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent that is death to hide, Lodged with me useless... Taken from Milton's sonnet describing his blindness, these verses have always touched me in a profound way. The idea that one could have a talent so special that it would be death to hide is an incredible thought. When I was a freshman in high school, I received a Young Talent Award in writing....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 595 words
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The Purpose of Writing - The Purpose of Writing Renowned thinker Samuel Johnson stated that, "The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." Through this quote Mr. Jackson is revealing, that the sole reason for writing is to assist the reader bear their seemingly futile existence. This is absolutely absurd. Writers continue with their craft for a variety of reasons primarily to express themselves, out of passion, and obviously for monetary incentives. Consequently, writers do no write predominantly to assist the public but rather to relieve and assist themselves....   [tags: Papers] 329 words
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The History of Writing - The History of Writing Language existed long before writing, emerging probably simultaneously with sapience, abstract thought and the Genus Homo. In my opinion, the signature event that separated the emergence of palaeohumans from their anthropoid progenitors was not tool-making but a rudimentary oral communication that replaced the hoots and gestures still used by lower primates. The transfer of more complex information, ideas and concepts from one individual to another, or to a group, was the single most advantageous evolutionary adaptation for species preservation....   [tags: Literature Language Essays] 1236 words
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Writing Reflection - Writing is an activity which allows me to express thoughts I can not always verbalize. I enjoy writing, but typically need time to get my thoughts in order. The benefit to writing down my thoughts, as opposed to speaking them, is that I can edit and decide if my written words match my thoughts. In the following paragraphs, I will look at the class assignments and appraise them to determine what I have learned this semester. The first three topics we were assigned to write about were personal narrative, evaluation and argument....   [tags: Course Reflection] 628 words
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Writing Reflection - Writing a decent essay is as tedious, nerve racking, and strenuous as constructing a layer cake from scratch. First you have to decide that you are going to tackle this feat, and that can be your biggest challenge, motivation. Then you have, you must figure out what kind of cake batter you want to use. Collect all the ingredients to mesh together well, making each layer at a time. You throw all the layers together hoping that somehow they will come together to form a nifty design. But, they don’t right away, for now it is just a leaning tower of cake parts....   [tags: Reflection] 920 words
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Chinese Writing - Aims The purpose of this research is to explore the intriguing Chinese writing system in Hong Kong and how Cantonese is influencing Hong Kong people in writing Chinese. Another objective of the study is to detect the reasons behind the language phenomenon by investigating people’s attitudes towards colloquial forms in written styles. Hong Kong has been returned to China for over sixteen years; nevertheless it remains socially and culturally varying from the mainland, with language as one of the best examples....   [tags: Cantonese, Hong Kong, language, China]
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Romantic Writing - Romantic period is an age when writers focus on the power of human mind and seek for the promotion of individual’s sensibility in understanding the world and even creating its own through imagination. However, Romantic writing is not always aimed at the development of individuals. Actually, literary works in this period have a close relationship with social conditions—seeking to promote the development of society is a crucial purpose in Romantic writing. In the following passage, I would like to discuss two famous Romantic authors, William Blake and Washington Irving, and how their works contribute to the development of society....   [tags: literature, poetry, William Blake, society]
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Creative Writing Relating to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Thursday morning: Verona Court: Enter Prince Escales, Friar Lawrence, Old Capulet, Lady Capulet, Nurse, Old Montague and Lady Montague Narrator: The scene was set with Friar Lawrence before a tribunal chaired by the Prince to explain his part in the Tragedy. The Prince waited in his seat for Friar Lawrence to arrive. Friar Lawrence arrived and was told to take his seat. Friar Lawrence was a respectable man of the Church and his role in this play was parallel to the Role of the Nurse....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 2074 words
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Creative Writing: My First Battle as an Ancient Warrior - Hanging just above the horizon like a hot medallion, the blazing eager sunlight outshone at my army. Its golden light reflected my sword turning it pale orange from white. The gold tips on our battle flag looked like it was on fire. They were bearing the crest of our lord. The metal armor laced together with cords of brilliant hues. The tension in the air was palpable and the horses champed nervously at the bits of their bridles. My ferocious iron mask was covering my face, but I still could feel rivulets of sweat cascading down my face....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 980 words
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Creative Writing: The Man Who Lost A Good Wife - There once was a man named Franswah, and he had a wife named Keisha. They both lived in Keithville, Atlanta. They had a little girl named Jasmine, she was twelve years of age and she attended Ghettoville Jr. High School in the seventh grade. Keisha never did like doing anything, so her husband Franswah decided to go out and have an affair with a lady named Shay. Franswah and Shay worked at a law firm together. Shay was his assistant, she always helped him with things and they always went to lunch together....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1247 words
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What Have I Done? - Creative Writing - The sweltering heat from the blazing sun lit up the grass verges in the park and bounced off the sparkling water in the lake. It was one of the hottest summer days in New York City’s record and Jodie Lexington, a high school teacher, had the pleasure in relishing in every minute of it. Jodie was relaxing on the freshly cut grass, happily dozing under an apple tree and was thoroughly enjoying the day off from her hectic New York lifestyle. Jodie calmly listened to the birds singing and allowed the gentle breeze to brush her long auburn locks across her face: to her this was paradise....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 826 words
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Please Don't Feed the Monkeys- Creative Writing - As I stare out of my cell at the keepers doing their rounds, I wonder for the hundredth time or so what would have happened if I had not left my home for a walk that morning six months ago. I would not have been kidnapped, never to see my family again, I would never have been thrown into this cell, three walls of which are bars a finger’s thickness and two finger’s width apart. I would be free to go where I want walk ; jump, run instead of being taken for “walks” in the cement, high walled courtyard two times a day to “stretch my legs”....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1432 words
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Letter Home from the Trenches- Creative Writing - Dear Josephine, I have not received any letters back from home today. In fact, now I come to think of it, it’s been almost two weeks since I have received anything from back home. Regardless, I still write back with high optimism that my family receive some of my letters. I hope that my mother and father are well. I dreamt about them last night. I could see them sleeping and wishing me a safe trip home. It frightens me to think I may die out here and them being totally oblivious still wishing me a safe trip home....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 494 words
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My Twenty Third Birthday- Creative Writing - I never had many friends. Especially since it happened anyway. Sometimes I felt like I was trapped in a undersized room and someone had thrown away the key, leaving me to die; old and lonely. However, my trusty friend was always with me on depressing days like these, most days actually. Vodka. It numbed my brain so I couldn’t think of Sarah; it was like my sleeping pill as it was like fire water and burned my throbbing throat as the acid rain fell from my eyes. Today was my twenty-third birthday and I know what you’re thinking, I should be happy....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1424 words
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Well-Rounded Hotel Manager - Creative Writing - You can't have it all, so they say. Either you are the excellent and young hotel manager, well-built athlete, reporter, photographer or football player. Then again, for the past ten years or so, having it all seems to be what Lu ZhenHua is all about. Starting out as one of the part-time reporters of Beijing Evening News when he was twenties, this 28-year-old hotel manager, triathlete, photographer and football player oversized the self and is definitely one of the busiest people today....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 832 words
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Peer Writing Conferences - A high school publications class provides a real life group learning activity that few other classes replicate. Students work as a team to create a newspaper, yearbook, website or broadcast, and while individual assignments are important, the class needs to come together to make sure all the work gets done, is done well and is put together as a whole. I want to see if teaching students to do peer writing conferences would help them become better writers and team members, because they would practice both writing skills and social skills by giving and receiving feedback....   [tags: Technology, Conferences] 2325 words
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What´s Academic Writing? - Academic writing is a critical part of your success as a college student, many professors require the kind of components that are included within academic writing. A rhetorical situation can be the sole factor that determines the key components within any piece of writing. It is also a way to show differences in pieces in academic writing, A rhetorical situation requires many elements this includes a properly composed thesis, ample research sources, carefully crafted citations and thorough checks for plagiarism through application, summarization and paraphrasing....   [tags: thesis statement, college career]
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Communication through Writing - What constitutes the nature of a successful writer. Could it solely lie on an interest that fuels the progression of effective expression through writing. Or could the drive to write simply flow from the realization of mastery in understanding what it takes to capture true emotion through writing. It most probably is a clever combination of each. As I think more about it, it seems as though the most logical explanation for why anyone truly excels in a skill is due largely to a driving interest from within....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 735 words
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Writing as Healing - Writing as Healing Chapter five, Writing as Healing and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sorting Out Plato, Postmodernism, Writing Pedagogy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder written by T.R. Johnson of the University of New Orleans describes the different views of how language helps a person who has encountered a traumatic experience overcome and heal. Chapter nine, Pathography and Enabling Myths: The Process of Healing written by Anne Hunsaker Hawkins of Pennsylvania State University discusses how personal writing, such as autobiographies and biographies, promote healing in regards to illness....   [tags: essays papers] 450 words
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