It does not take away my creative writing skills, but instead, it helps me work faster and accurately. In writing a screenplay for a science-fiction short story, I have learned the priceless values of creative imagination, research and a software tool to structure my creation. I started my journey on this creative writing endeavor with curiosity and hit many stumbling blocks along the way that at times can be discouraging, but my desire to write and see this journey to its conclusion inspired me even more. In the end, I published a formally written screenplay and submitted it to the festival competition with more time to
Growing up in a small-town I was literally in a culture bubble. There were almost no deaf people. I just never had the opportunity to converse with someone who is deaf. As I was reading this book I noticed my internal motivation for learning ASL was changing. I now want to learn as much ASL as I possibly can, so I can chat with those I come in contact with that are deaf or hard of hearing.
I would brush it off and laugh with them, but on the inside I had never been more insecure or vulnerable. I grew to hate the way I looked and began to struggle with my identity. I knew for a fact that I am Puerto Rican, it is written on my birth certificate, yet, knowing that I grew up in the states and looked nothing like my direct family members, with the exception of my father, caused me to doubt myself. Everything I had ever known suddenly became invalid. My struggle continued for years.
To be honest, I have never heard of this book or the nine circles of Hell before so this book does really help me to gain more understanding in Christianity and some other historical events related with both religion and politics. However, the original book is very difficult to read and understand because it contains many old traditional words. If talking about the story, it is brilliant. On the other hand, if talking about the book, it is too hard to read and it took me hours to finish because I have to go check dictionary back and forth. Even after finish reading the book, I still do not understand what it is about.
Proof rarely changes peoples minds. I’m not trying to fight, but it’s not something I can just ignore. You could never in a million years even imagine what it feels like when this comes up. It’s so indescribably hurtful in such a deep way, because It’s not my lifestyle being condemned, it’s an innate part of who I am. I go entire days without doing “gay” things.
), do I ever, will I ever, regret reading The Raven Cycle. Stiefvater has dug herself a firm place in the history of life changing reads that have affected dear Jess’ life. I used to be a little ignorant child before, with my mindset that cried “Sophistication is reserved for all those books validated by a group of men who sat around a round table and decided the who's who of the literary canon”. I never knew Young Adult fiction to be surprising. Like I said, I was ignorant.
When it came to anything the church thought was a sin, I was never told about it, so I didn’t know what being gay meant until I was 12 years old. I moved from Tennessee to Minnesota when I was 12 and in this new place, I learned many things about diversity. When I got to the part of my life when I started being attracted to people, I noticed an attraction to girls. I was very ashamed of this,
This opens my eyes to see that there are things that I can contribute that I have never considered. Plummer says, “As you come to know yourself and gain confidence in critical skills, you must also learn to play your hunches, to follow your intuition through. You truly are the only one who knows what you think and feel, and you, consequently are the only one who knows what feelings and ideas you must follow through on.” These two sentences were the things that stood out to me the most. This is such a great promise that is made to those who are able to treat this syndrome. This article motivated me to want to work on thinking for
Through these themes, people of varying life situations are able to connect with his book. At the time he was struggling with his sexuality, being gay was no where near as accepted as it is today. However, feelings of alienation are still common today, whether is is because of sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, or it is being the weird kid in school who is bullied. Secondly, there is the theme of family illness and the losing/loss of a loved one. Personally I have not dealt yet with the illness of a loved one or relative, definately not at such a young age as he, but one day I will.
In the past, my introductions and conclusions did not always fit with the rest of the paper. I would just bull shit my way through both of them, but now I make them connect to the rest of the paper and make sure they make sense. Also in the past I never used transition word or phrases; I would just go from one idea to the next with nothing connecting them. I would also never make a new paragraph when I started on a new topic. I didn’t have to follow those simple guidelines on how to write a paper because my previous teachers never
My Thoughts: I found this quote to be extremely important and felt it connected back to Anaïs Nin’s section. It’s all about connecting with yourself within and knowing who you are. You have to be honest with yourself and know exactly who you are before you can live a good life. Meyers points out that its important to know who you truly are just based on personal reasons and for important cases like “moral and political autonomy”. What I took away from this quote was don’t get caught up in someone else’s group and remain silent but to tap into your true being and flourish.
Even though most of the things that went on in the book, The Crucible, never happened, the differences that are in The Crucible seem to change the events that really happened and the things that were kept held the story together. Abigail Williams really did accuse people of witchcraft and some characters in the play are older than they really were in the real events. Most of the things that went on in the book never happened. Like John Proctor and Abigail Williams’s affair. Abigail Williams was in fact 11 years old not 17 years old like in the book.