Walking Through Walls Jenkins
Howl - Ginsberg
Poetry taps into eventual reaction using words to create images through language.
RULES FOR WRITING
1. Write in sentences (with line organization).
2. Aim for concrete language (not abstract words
Intertextuality: all works are somehow connected. One text builds off another
and refers back to another text. Its not plagiarism its like Family Guy.
Creativity is being original. Something cant be creative if someone else has
How to Research
I typically write for myself. Its a stress reliever to get everything down on paper for me;
sometimes I even write a story about a girl going through the same things as me. I dont
think of others when I write I dont even intend to show any
How fun is it to lie
Value of trust/bias in writing
THE NATURE OF TRUST between the writer and the reader
- I think that as long as the writer is lying for creative writing purposes, its okay.
Too many great stories come from lies for it not to be a good
How do we know a theme is worth discussion?
Ideas will be worth discussing if they begin to be forgotten
o People get nervous or scared at personal confrontation
o Um, uh, like yeah, conversations
Ideas are worth discussing if there
Moving the plot along:
1. Action (pg 195): Must be convincing by being consistent with characters inner
state and the development of the plot. In other words, it moves the story along
and matches what motivates the character.
a. HIDE THE MOTIVATION: If yo
Emotions build before they explode!
Avoid unnatural and awkward dialogue
Insertion of awkward humor and jokes itll stop being funny if it isnt subtle enough
No heavy-handed jokes
No ventriloquism the road is dangerous dangerous?
No Josh Nichols
Narrative Based on Reality
Creative nonfiction (option A)
Research real event (option B)
Conflict want, blocker, goal
Internal conflict within self
External conflict with things around you
Events represent conflict