This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe.
Here are 712 more witty, outrageous, and thought-provoking writing prompts for fans of the superpopular 642 Things to Write About—all guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing: from listing childhood hiding places and describing the sensation of falling asleep to creating memorable characters, unusual fortune cookie messages, and mash-up movie plotlines. A great gift for avid authors, occasional journalers, and casual writers in search of a spark of inspiration.
Using Narrative Nonfiction to Broaden Student Perspectives
Author: Jason Griffith
With this practical book, you’ll learn effective ways to engage students in reading and writing by teaching them narrative nonfiction. By engaging adolescents in narrative, literary, or creative nonfiction, they can cultivate a greater understanding of themselves, the world around them, and what it means to feel empathy for others. This book will guide you to first structure a reading unit around a narrative nonfiction text, and then develop lessons and activities for students to craft their own personal essays. Topics include: Engaging your students in the reading of a nonfiction narrative with collaborative chapter notes, empathy check-ins, and a mini-research paper to deepen students’ understanding; Helping your students identify meaningful life events, recount their experiences creatively, and construct effective opening and closing lines for their personal essays; Encouraging your students to use dialogue, outside research, and a clear plot structure to make their narrative nonfiction more compelling and polished. The strategies in this book are supplemented by examples of student work and snapshots from the author’s own classroom. The book also includes interviews with narrative nonfiction writers MK Asante and Johanna Bear. The appendices offer additional tips for using narrative nonfiction in English class, text and online resources for teaching narrative nonfiction, and a correlation chart between the activities in this book and the Common Core Standards.
This octogenarian author has followed up her last book, An Old Ladys Confessions, with an old lady sequel in which she shares her writing experience with aspiring writers. The book covers tools, space, health, planning, working habits, and writing tips. She gives advice on writing novels, mysteries, and short stories. She emphasizes research, writing group involvement, and the necessity of emotional support. Contests, agents, and self-publishing are covered. She concludes with the meaning of success in writing. In answers to questions about the sources of her inspiration, she reveals several secrets.
'Dear Mr & Mrs Jones, I am writing to inform you of my withdrawal from the race to keep up with you . . .' Once upon a time, Brooke McAlary thought she was close to having it all. Married to a wonderful man, mother to a lively young daughter, and pregnant for a second time, she'd acquired all the things she'd once thought important-holidays, cars, a renovated home. Yet despite this, she found herself utterly despondent. Realising that they wanted a simpler, more fulfilling existence, Brooke and her family gradually created their own way of living, with an emphasis on depth, connection and experiences. In Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now? Part memoir, part practical companion, Slow provides a fascinating insight into the benefits of slowing down. It will inspire you to forget about the Joneses and create a life filled with the things that really matter to you . . . slowly, of course.
Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Short stories, American
This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.