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Natural disasters provide fertile ground for stories involving personal loss and the process of grieving. Such catastrophes can assume any number of forms, including earthquakes and tsunamis,...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2013, 4:30 am (UTC)

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A fable is a short story, completely fictitious to the point of often using talking animals as the characters, that generally provides a lesson or moral intended to enlighten the reader,...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2013, 1:03 am (UTC)

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If I were to write a short story about someone with a disability, I would choose to write about a person whose disability forces them to use a wheelchair. The reason for this decision is the fact...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2020, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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Media manipulation is the technique or combination of methods used to influence someone to do something they might not otherwise do. Consumers of everything from retail products to documentaries to...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019, 12:50 pm (UTC)

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In writing your short story about abused animals in a pet store taking their revenge, consider including a variety of animals, developing their characters, and elaborate on how the animals are...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2021, 8:27 pm (UTC)

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Fractured fairy tales are stories that use the basic elements of traditional fairy tales but then rearrange or reimagine them with modern sensibilities and concerns in mind. They are often parodies...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2020, 4:24 pm (UTC)

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The "hook " is something that the writer uses to engage the reader and encourages him/her to read further. It could be a quote, a anecdote, a statistic, or a question. This should lead...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2008, 11:00 am (UTC)

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Understand that your student is developing into a writer. The fact that you have to ask what you can do without squelching her desire indicates that you know it would squelch it. She writes. She...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2010, 12:56 pm (UTC)

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Such scenes have always been a focus in literature. Consider Shakespeare's plays -- both the comedies and the tragedies. Julius Caesar includes a funeral; Twelfth Night ends in marriage. In fact,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2010, 5:36 am (UTC)

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A personal narrative is especially fun to write because you get to draw from your own life experiences and explain how certain people, events, or memories have shaped or changed you. These...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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Essay Topic I have this essay topic and need help on it. The topic is below: "What ideas does the author develop regarding the impact of a significant event on the attainment of self-fulfillment?"...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2010, 11:58 am (UTC)

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Some of the best ways to explore how dialect impacts dialogue is to find literary examples. One example where dialect impacts dialogue can be seen in the works of Tennessee Williams. In A...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2014, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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From the looks of it, this prompt is asking you to consider the rhetorical situation before beginning your paragraph. You are the writer and message giver. You are encoding your message in words...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020, 2:01 pm (UTC)

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By posting this in the discussion forum, perhaps an interested editor will send you a personal message. Otherwise, you could attempt to post the work in parts either here in the discussion forum...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2011, 1:15 pm (UTC)

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The decision of whether to use first- or second-person depends on the type of writing. A monologue is usually a dramatic piece of writing. From my experience, most monologues are always...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018, 11:35 pm (UTC)

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I would like to ad "rewiriting" after the publishing step. My students often see rewriting a paper as merely fixing the grammar and spelling mistakes. I have to walk them through actually...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2008, 11:48 am (UTC)

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I have them read "Hills Like White Elephants." We then discuss the story, identify the unspoken issue, and study how the dialogue shapes the piece. Finally, I have them write their own...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2010, 5:37 am (UTC)

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