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WriteSparks! is software that generates over 500,000 writing prompts for writers and creatives to help them break out of a block, get their muses going and start writing. by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ WriteSparks!™ is every writer's newest best friend! If you need some creative sparks to start or end your day, WriteSparks!™ is the perfect software for the writer in you! WriteSparks!™ is not an e-book. It is not a writing course either. WriteSparks!™ is a writer's software you can run from your computer whenever you need to... jumpstart your writing, break out of a block, get rid of boredom, write away your frustrations, write for the sheer joy of writing.
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THE ILIAD OF HOMER: The Iliad By Homer - Written 800 B.C.E - Translated by Samuel Butler. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Iliad (/ˈɪliəd/; Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς Ilias, pronounced [iː.li.ás] in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War. The Iliad is paired with something of a sequel, the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer. Along with the Odyssey, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC. Recent statistical modelling based on language evolution gives a date of 760–710 BC. In the modern vulgate (the standard accepted version), the Iliad contains 15,693 lines; it is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek and other dialects.
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The Romance of Lust (1873) A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel by Anonymous 1892 Edition
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Ulysses by James Joyce - The classic novel, “Ulysses,” by Irish author James Joyce, was published as a serial between 1918-1920, and then as a single volume in 1922 in France. It celebrated its 90th birthday on February 2. Widely-regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time, it even initiated the creation of an international holiday, Bloomsday, celebrated annually on June 16th. It is a staple of many an English Literature course, much to the chagrin of students when they see the 800-page behemoth; but along the way to taking such a place in literary history, it’s also become one of the most controversial and frequently challenged. The novel was once banned in the United States and the United Kingdom due to its strong sexual themes, and it’s not difficult to see why. The story of Leopold Bloom’s struggle to come to terms with his wife Molly’s promiscuity includes scenes of masturbation and other imagery, and the novel closes with a 50-page rant from Molly describing her sexual history and carnal desires. In 1920, after a U.S.magazine printed a passage of the book dealing with the main character masturbating, a group called the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, objected to the book’s content and took legal action to keep the book out of the United States. At a trial in 1921 a passage from it that was printed in a magazine was declared obscene and Ulysses was banned in the United States. Two women, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap, were found guilty of obscenity at the trial and fined $50 each for “corrupting the public morals.” Throughout the 1920’s copies of the book were burned in the U.S. (1918), Ireland (1922), Canada (1922), England (1923); and officially banned in England (1929-1947). The ACLU filed suit in the famous 1933 case, United States v. One Book Called Ulysses, and won when U.S. District Judge John M. Woolsey ruled on December 6, 1933 that the book was not pornographic and therefore could not be obscene. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling in 1934. It wasn’t until that landmark censorship ruling, a decade after its publication, that the book legally debut in the U. S. The ruling stated that the novel successfully portrayed each character’s “stream of consciousness with its ever-shifting kaleidoscopic impressions.” Social mores about sex may have relaxed in the years since, but Ulysses remains at the top of book banning lists, coming in at number 6 on the ALA’s list of the 100 most-challenged classics. Noteworthy actions against Ulysses didn’t just end in the 1930’s, though. While the courts decided long ago that there wasn’t anything illegal in its lustful narrative, Apple had other ideas in 2010 when it decided that the digital comic adaption was unsuitable for sale in the App Store because it contained depictions of nude scenes. The Apple Store has always danced the line of contradictions and double standards when it comes to apps, music, and movies. Never mind that they aren’t required to ban such material, it’s available to view through their own web browser. So a digital graphic novel adaption of Ulysses is bad, but anyone with access to the store can download the unedited and uncensored version of Scarface without as much as a pop up warning. Yeah, that makes sense. Maybe there will come a day where books are no longer banned because of the illogical and ideological rhetoric of the closed-minded. On that day there will no longer be a need for the Banned Books Awareness and Reading for Knowledge project. Until that day, however, don’t just celebrate your First amendment right- practice it and read a book- any book- and maybe even a banned book or two.
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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations by Georges Polti - An incredibly useful guide for aspiring authors and playwrights. This volume categorizes every dramatic situation which could occur in a story and describes them in a list of 36 situations. A great aid to help inspire or formalize the creative writing process.
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ELEMENTS OF FICTION – NARRATOR / NARRATIVE VOICE: Fundamental Literary Terms that Identify Components of Narratives: “Fiction” is defined as any imaginative re-creation of life in prose narrative form. All fiction is a falsehood of sorts because it relates events that never actually happened rnto people (characters) who never existed, at least not in the manner portrayed in the stories. However, fiction writers aim at creating “legitimate untruths,” since they seek to demonstrate meaningful insights into the human condition. Therefore, fiction is “untrue” in the absolute sense, but true in the universal sense.
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Revealing the Essence of Your Characters Check List. Write to Reveal Character Checklist.rnTrue character can only be revealed by action. At the same time, the reader must be aware of the mental and emotional responses of the character prior to the action. Here is a checklist of things to consider when creating your characters.
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The Writing Loft: Explanation of Plot and Conflict
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Lajos Egri's Character Bone Structure Physiology. Lajos Egri's Character Bone Structure Physiology 1. Sex 2. Age 3. Height and weight 4. Color of hair, eyes, skin 5. Posture 6. Appearance: good-looking, over- or ...
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Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and the Writing of Fiction by Paul Barber, Mary Zirin, Elizabeth Barber (2013). Writers of fiction learn early about the advantages of creating a story with a setting rich in highly differentiated characters. Army barracks have greater possibilities for constant drama than, say, an isolated lighthouse with a single occupant. No matter how exciting the lighthouse keeper, the author needs something more communicative than stone and water in the vicinity of the hero to create a lively story. In fact, it would take some kind of genius to write a lively story about stone and water — but we will get to him in due course.
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