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Creative Writing
CREATIVE WRITING is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional , journalistic , academic , or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics . Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels , biographies , short stories , and poems . In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror
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Theatre
THEATRE or THEATER is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses , to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe"). Modern Western theatre comes, in large measure, from ancient Greek drama , from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters , and plot elements
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Film
FILM, also called a MOVIE, MOTION PICTURE, THEATRICAL FILM, or PHOTOPLAY, is a series of still images that when shown on a screen create an illusion of motion images (due to the phi phenomenon ). See glossary of motion picture terms . This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession. The process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry . A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion picture camera ; by photographing drawings or miniature models using traditional animation techniques; by means of CGI and computer animation ; or by a combination of some or all of these techniques and other visual effects . The word "CINEMA", short for cinematography , is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself
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Dave Eggers
DAVE EGGERS (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius . Eggers is also the founder of McSweeney\'s , a literary journal; the co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia , and a human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness , and the founder of ScholarMatch , a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. His writing has appeared in several magazines
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826 Valencia
826 VALENCIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and young adults develop writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. It was the basis for the 826 National organization, which has centers on the United States
United States
with the same goal. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 826 Valencia\'s programming * 3 Pirate
Pirate
supply store * 4 Mural * 5 Influence * 6 References * 7 External links OVERVIEWNamed for its street address in the Mission District of San Francisco, 826 Valencia
826 Valencia
was founded in 2002 by author Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
and veteran teacher Nínive Calegari , who both have ties to the literary and educational community. 826 consists of a writing lab, a street-front student-friendly pirate supply store that partially funds the programs, and two satellite classrooms in nearby middle schools
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San Francisco
California
California
------------------------- CSA San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland METRO San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward MISSION June 29, 1776 INCORPORATED April 15, 1850 FOUNDED BY José Joaquín Moraga Francisco Palóu NAMED FOR St
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PhD.
A DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD, PH.D., or DPHIL; Latin
Latin
Philosophiae Doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries . Ph.D.s are awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields. The completion of a Ph.D. is often a requirement for employment as a university professor , researcher , or scientist in many fields. Individuals who have earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree may, in most jurisdictions, use the title of "Doctor " (often abbreviated "Dr") or, in non-English speaking countries, variants such as "Dr. phil." with their name, and may use post-nominal letters such as "Ph.D.", "PhD" or "DPhil" (depending on the awarding institute). The requirements to earn a Ph.D. degree vary considerably according to the country, institution , and time period, from entry-level research degrees to higher doctorates
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Angus Wilson
SIR ANGUS FRANK JOHNSTONE-WILSON, CBE (11 August 1913 – 31 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the 1958 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot and later received a knighthood for his services to literature. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 2.1 Novels * 2.2 Short story collections * 2.3 Play * 2.4 Others * 3 References * 4 Bibliography * 5 External links BIOGRAPHY Westminster School
Westminster School
Wilson was born in Bexhill , Sussex, England, to an English father, William Johnstone-Wilson, and South African mother, Maude (née Caney), of a wealthy merchant family of Durban
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Professional Writing
PROFESSIONAL WRITING is writing for reward or as a profession , or it is any form of written communication produced in a workplace environment or context. Works produced with the professional writing style allow professionals (e.g. employers, lawyers, businesspeople, etc.) to make informed decisions. Professional writing involves the use of precise language to convey information in a way that is easily understood by its intended audience, and it may be directed to inform, persuade, instruct, stimulate debate, or encourage action. For example, in a business office, a memorandum (abbrev. memo) can be used to provide a solution to a problem, make a suggestion, or convey information. A professional writer may be freelance, meaning he or she works on a self-employed basis, or fully employed in an occupation where a professional writing standard is a prerequisite, such as journalism , marketing , advertising , public relations , the military , or technical writing
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Master Of Arts
A MASTER OF ARTS (Latin : Magister Artium; abbreviated M.A. or MA; also Latin : Artium Magister, abbreviated A.M. or AM) is a person who was admitted to a type of master\'s degree awarded by universities in many countries, and the degree is also named Master of Arts
Arts
in colloquial speech. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science . Those admitted to the degree typically study linguistics , history , communication studies , diplomacy , public administration , political science , or other subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences ; however, different universities have different conventions and may also offer the degree for fields typically considered within the natural sciences and mathematics. The degree can be conferred in respect of completing courses and passing examinations, research, or a combination of the two
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University Of East Anglia
The UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich
Norwich
, England. Established in 1963 on a 320 acres (130 hectares) campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study. The university is ranked 15th in the UK by The Times
The Times
and Sunday Times , 12th by The Complete University Guide and 18th by The Guardian
The Guardian
. The university also ranks in the world top 1% according to the Times Higher Education World Rankings and the World Top 100 for research excellence in the Leiden Ranking
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Malcolm Bradbury
SIR MALCOLM STANLEY BRADBURY KBE
KBE
(7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 2.1 Fiction * 2.1.1 The History Man * 2.1.2 Cuts * 3 Bibliography (incomplete) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LIFEBradbury was born in Sheffield
Sheffield
, the son of a railwayman. His family moved to London in 1935, but returned to Sheffield
Sheffield
in 1941 with his brother and mother. The family later moved to Nottingham
Nottingham
and in 1943 Bradbury attended West Bridgford
West Bridgford
Grammar School, where he remained until 1950. He read English at University College, Leicester and gained a first-class degree in English in 1953. He continued his studies at Queen Mary College, University of London , where he gained his MA in 1955
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND (Māori : AOTEAROA ) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island
North Island
(or Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (or Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands . New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia
New Caledonia
, Fiji
Fiji
, and Tonga
Tonga
. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand
New Zealand
developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life
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Amazon.com
AMAZON.COM, INC. (/ˈæməzɒn/ ) is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded on July 5, 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is based in Seattle
Seattle
, Washington . The tech giant is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization. Amazon .com started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell DVDs , Blu-rays , CDs , video downloads/streaming, MP3
MP3
downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software , video games , electronics , apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics —notably, Kindle e-readers , Fire tablets , Fire TV , and Echo —and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS and PaaS ). Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics
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Plot Generator
A PLOT DEVICE, or PLOT MECHANISM, is any technique in a narrative used to move the plot forward. A contrived or arbitrary plot device may annoy or confuse the reader, causing a loss of the suspension of disbelief . However a well-crafted plot device, or one that emerges naturally from the setting or characters of the story, may be entirely accepted, or may even be unnoticed by the audience. CONTENTS * 1 Examples of stories using plot devices * 2 Examples * 2.1 The MacGuffin * 2.2 Deus ex machina
Deus ex machina
* 2.3 Shoulder angel * 2.4 Red herring
Red herring
* 3 Other devices * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links EXAMPLES OF STORIES USING PLOT DEVICESMany stories, especially in the fantasy genre, feature an object or objects with some great power
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Writer's Block
WRITER\'S BLOCK is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem. Professionals who have struggled with the affliction include authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Joseph Mitchell , comic strip cartoonist Charles M. Schulz and British songwriter Adele
Adele
. Research concerning this topic was done in the late 1970s and 1980s. During this time, researchers were influenced by the Process and Post-Process movements, and therefore focused specifically on the writer's processes. The condition was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler
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