Creative Writing Majors (Part 1)

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

This episode was split into parts because it was so long. In it, I asked two of my good friends, Rory and Kelly, to help me give you some insight into being a Creative Writing Major. They’re both seniors (just graduated a few days ago) and have been to more colleges than just Agnes Scott. So they provide more information than someone (me) two classes below with less experiences could provide.

If you have any specific questions, please comment on the video and I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Don’t forget to watch Part 2! I’ll let you know on Twitter once it’s uploaded.

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The Pecha Kucha

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

The Pecha Kucha is a fascinating poetic form created by the poet Terrance Hayes. To learn more about him head to his website at http://terrancehayes.com/.

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Read Everything!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

This video talks about the importance of reading for all writers and how it can improve your writing.
(Sorry for the scratchy voice, I’ve been sick.)

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Creating Characters Through Questions

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

Writing essays isn’t much different from writing a story. In this video, I talk about how asking yourself questions can help you develop interesting characters that stay interesting throughout your piece.

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Heart of Darkness Intro

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a very well known novella in the academic world that you all should definitely read whether in class or not. You can learn a lot by practicing your analytical skills on this book. There are also a few different film adaptions made that you can watch after you read the book if your parents are okay with it.

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Feature, Vlogs | 0 comments

This video describes a technique similar to writing prompts that tell you to use the word, for example, “orange” in a short story. The main difference really is that you can use the word given in the prompt once and then never again. I like to think of glimmers as having a little more meaning to them than that. (Though, they can be used like those prompts if you wish.)

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