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Month: April 2021

Poetry & Flash Fiction with Kim Lozano

Poetry & Flash Fiction with Kim Lozano

Today creative writers at GCAA talked poetry, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction with writer and creative writing teacher Kim Lozano. Here are a couple things we discussed… Honing our ability to see originally Writing specifically Avoiding vague words like “beautiful” and zeroing in on imagery The idea that specificity & imagery apply to fiction, creative nonfiction — all types of writing Embodying emotions in the form of objects: What can I do to show the reader that I’m angry? Show, don’t tell is a creative writing cliché but it’s true –> learn the rules first and then break them The power of our work is in our details Think about gestures – for example, what a character does with their hands Under-utilized element for a lot of poets is the title Then we read…...
Dred Scott & Adoption ABCEDARIUS

Dred Scott & Adoption ABCEDARIUS

According to The Practice of Creative Writing by Heather Sellers, “when creative writers use the alphabet to provide the structure for a piece of writing, it’s called an abecedarius.” “Forcing yourself into a box like this does interesting things to your creativity. You end up surprising yourself. Oftentimes, the letters for which ‘you can’t think of anything’ provide the most fresh, original sections. The renowned poet Ezra Pound wrote an entire book, The ABC of Reading, using this form. Other well-known examples include Czeslow Milosz’s Milosz’s ABC’s, a book of brief prose essays. A.J. Jacobs’s The Know-It-All is a memoir of reading the Encyclopedia Britannica in alphabetical order.  The following abecedarius is a creative nonfiction essay that interweaves the writer’s perso...
How Do You Hook A Reader?

How Do You Hook A Reader?

. WriteByNight is a writers service devoted to assisting you reach your imaginative potential. We work with writers of all experience levels operating in all categories. Search our book training, manuscript consultation, publication assistance services, and register for your complimentary writing consultation today. Conversation questions: As a reader, how does an author hook you within the very first few lines of a book or story? As an author, how do you hook a reader with your opening? Share the best opening youve ever written, or share one youre currently battling with (and inform us what the battle is). And do not hesitate to talk about another authors opening! Does it make you want to read more? YOU HAVE TO GET THE READERS ATTENTION WITH YOUR FIRST LINE! Your first few lines are y...
Where’s Wendig? April Edition!

Where’s Wendig? April Edition!

DID YOU KNOW, ahem ahem, cough cough, that next week is the release of YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, MAGIC SKELETON, a really ridiculous book of monstrous motivations by me and artist Natalie Metzger? Well, its true. It comes out next Tuesday, and as an outcome, Im gon na be bopping around this ol Internet, contaminating your brainwaves with whatever hot shit wants to come out of my fools mouth. Lets go through it, shall we? Already Up: Gabriela Pereira is among my most favorite individuals, and I am never ever not happy to be on her podcast-- the conversation constantly feels casual and enjoyable and its one of those where Im never ever taking a look at my watch except at the end, when I am required to think that our time is already up. In this one, we enter into Magic Skeleton however an entir...
Barack Obama’s A Promised Land wins the 2021 NACCP Literature and Art Prize.

Barack Obama’s A Promised Land wins the 2021 NACCP Literature and Art Prize.

Barack Obamas A Promised Land has won the 2021 NACCP Literature and Art Prize . Barack Obamas nonfiction literary work, titled A Promised Land, has actually won the 2021 NAACP literary reward Related. From-Lodwar, Kenya Mail-opichoalexander@gmail.com. Like this:. Like Loading ... An assured Land by Barack Obama was released in 2020, it was very first examined by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the New York Times book review in early 2021. Adichies evaluation was perfectly done, it is among the aspects that have actually contributed to the popularity, cultural gravitas and globalized appeal of Barack Obamas A Promised Land. Adichie Reviews Barack Obamas A Promised Land.. Thus, Obamas A Promised Land won the 2021 Nonfiction prize for being an exceptional work in this classification. Jacq...
Writing Like Our Mental Health Depends on It by Pamela Zuber

Writing Like Our Mental Health Depends on It by Pamela Zuber

Image by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash *** If youre like me, COVID-19 and the worldwide pandemic have not just been risks to our physical health, but our psychological health. Today we invite a brand-new guest author to Writers Fun Zone, Pamela Zuber who is visiting to talk with us about "Writing Like Our Mental Health Depends on It." Take pleasure in! On any given day, we might be: While its finest to compose frequently, journaling does not have actually to be detailed or fancy.. This character might be popular because shes so indicate when the rest of us have had to be so patient and understanding throughout these bumpy rides. She does not censor herself, and to feel this type of liberty ourselves, we might be living vicariously through her. Contributing to a blog on a regular basis mig...
The ANTOA Writing Contest 2021/ How To Apply (Prize: $360 + Publication)

The ANTOA Writing Contest 2021/ How To Apply (Prize: $360 + Publication)

. The contest is open to all poets and fiction. Candidates need to be of African origin. Entrants need to be 18 years or older . The winners will be formally announced on our website and social networks platforms by November 2021 following the shortlist announcement. All works will be skillfully judged based on imagination and originality A New Touch Of Africa debuts ANTOA Writing Contest 2021: Stories That Touch (AWC2021) to enhance the African voice from across the globe through poetry and fiction As part of their requirements, entrants need to follow them on Twitter (@ANewTouchOfAfr1) and Instagram (@anewtouchofafrica) prior to or after submission. All entries need to be submitted as accessories through email with the subject "ANTOA Writing Contest": just to antoacontest@gmail.com....
The ANTOA Writing Contest 2021 / How To Apply (Prize: $360)

The ANTOA Writing Contest 2021 / How To Apply (Prize: $360)

A New Touch Of Africa debuts ANTOA Writing Contest 2021: Stories That Touch (AWC2021) to amplify the African voice from around the world through poetry and fiction. The winners will be formally revealed on their website and social media platforms by November 2021 following the shortlist announcement. All works will be judged based on creativity and creativity. The ANTOA Writing Contest (AWC) 2021 opens for submission on 1st April 2021 and closes on 1st July 2021 in 2 categories: poetry and fiction. Eligibility for ANTOA Writing Contest Submission Guidelines. Send prior to the deadline: 1st of July, 2021. Related. The contest is open to all poets and fiction authors. Candidates need to be African. Entrants must be above 18. Please note that email queries about the standards, demand ...
The OZY Genius Awards(Up to $10,000 Grants)

The OZY Genius Awards(Up to $10,000 Grants)

The OZY Genius Awards can assist you launch your dream. The competition runs from March 15 through April 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Winners will be announced on the weekend of May 15-16, 2021. Calling U.S. undergraduate students: The OZY Genius Awards objective is to recognize talent long in the past anybody else. Eligibility The OGAs are open only to legal citizens of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of ages. Applicants need to be presently enrolled as full-time undergraduate trainees at a recognized U.S. college or university. The officers, directors, workers of OZY Media, Inc,. General Motors LLC, and their persons and agents taken part in the advancement, production or circulation of products for this program and any of their parent and af...
What’s The Difference Between Dashes and Hyphens?

What’s The Difference Between Dashes and Hyphens?

To the passive reader, its a short horizontal line that appears someplace in a text, generally joining two words together. Dashes and hyphens. To a writer, its something else completely, but what? Is it a dash, a hyphen, or a minus sign? More than once, Ive been pecking away at my keyboard and stopped all of a sudden when faced with this versatile and confounding punctuation mark. Many individuals use dashes and hyphens interchangeably, which is understandable, because most of us utilize the specific very same keyboard character for both dashes and hyphens. They are technically 2 totally different punctuation marks. When you use these punctuation marks, do you understand whether youre using them as dashes or hyphens? This post looks at the following punctuation marks: Hyphens Hyphe...

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