...e does not discuss what she is writing, while she is writing it. She is afraid that if she speaks of it, it will wear out her idea. She says, “If you want to be a writer, I have two pieces of advice. One is to be a reader. I think that's one of the most important parts of learning to write. The other piece of advice is: Just do it! Don't think about it, don't agonize, sit down and write”.
Many people think that reading more can help them to think and develop before writing something. Others might think that they don’t need to read and or write that it can really help them to brainstorm things a lot quicker and to develop their own ideas immediately (right away). The author’s purpose of Stephen King’s essay, Reading to Write, is to understand the concepts, strategies and understandings of how to always read first and then start something. The importance of this essay is to understand and comprehend our reading and writing skills by brainstorming our ideas and thoughts a lot quicker. In other words, we must always try to read first before we can brainstorm some ideas and to think before we write something. There are many reasons why I chose Stephen King’s essay, Reading to Write, by many ways that reading can help you to comprehend, writing, can help you to evaluate and summarize things after reading a passage, if you read, it can help you to write things better and as you read, it can help you to think and evaluate of what to write about.
I am sitting in my bed, thinking about my process of writing as I am trying to go through it. It seems the more I think about it, the less I understand it. When I am writing, I don’t think. Which I know, sounds bad. But, I spend every single moment of every single day over thinking, over analyzing, and over assuming every aspect of my life. When I’m writing, I’m free from that for just a little bit. Until of course, my hands stop typing or the pencil (no pens- never pens) stops moving, then I’m right back on the carousel that is my brain. Heidi Estrem says, “...writers use writing to generate knowledge that they didn’t have before.” (Writing is a Knowledge-Making Activity 18). I believe my ability to write without an exact destination
“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write because there is some lie I want to expose and some fact I want to draw attention to…”
Fountainhead and The open boat In today’s world there are many kinds of people that do things at their own free will. In the novel “The Fountainhead” it is shown that people made their own decisions to go where they wanted to go in their own free will. In the story “The Open Boat” men have shown to open to their own instincts and follow their own path for survival. Both stories show many forms of determinism, objectivism, naturalism, collectivism, realism, etc.
The autobiography Night by Elie Wiesel contains similarities to A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. These works are similar through the struggles that the main characters must face. The main characters, Elie Wiesel and Lieutenant Frederic Henry, both face complete alterations of personality. The struggles of life make a person stronger, yet significantly altering identity to the point where it no longer exists. This identity can be lost through extreme devotion, new experience, and immense tragedy.
Dystopia: a society characterized by a focus on mass poverty, squalor, suffering, or oppression, that society has most often brought upon itself. Dystopia itself has been a subject of extreme fascination for centuries, and has brought us some of the most revered written works of our time. Dystopian fiction, born from the idea of dystopia, is commentaries, satires and most often warnings. Settings in the far off future, with laws and regimes unimaginable, dystopian fiction bring new perspectives on social and political problems of society. These new perspectives act as a method of persuasion, warning the reader of things they may take for granted, or consider inevitable. Authors of dystopian fiction like Orwell and Atwood are successful in writing effective warnings for society through their novels by creating austere circumstances that evoke emotion in the reader, including specific details that mirror our own current society and creating a means of escapism for the reader.
It is a common belief that the true essence of being human is the right to exercise one’s freedom. The ability of being able to choose permits one to define himself how he sees fit; it allows each person to have his or her own individuality. Living during the same period of Adolf Hitler’s Germany in the middle of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, an unforgiving imagination of Huxley’s worst fears of losing that freedom. In Brave New World, Huxley creates a negative utopia where the people thrive by having the World State dictate their lives through ways of mind control: mind control by the use of technology, mind control by direct control over the mind using soma, and mind control by having an all-powerful World State. The people are fully submissive to the power of the World State, and as a result, lose their individuality and freedom.
The title of a novel can be one of the most powerful aspects of a book. For instance, when a reader reads the title The Sun Also Rises, written by Ernest Hemingway, the reader is able to understand that the title of the novel is connected directly to the message that the author is attempting to convey. The title later brings forth much more significance towards the very end of the novel when the reader pauses and contemplates Hemingway’s motives. The title The Sun Also Rises has the ability to stimulate deep thought within a reader, thus forcing the reader to grasp a higher level of thinking in order to understand the true meaning of the book.
Writers all write for a reason and every single one of them write for a different reason. Some might write for a loved one that passed away, another for a lover or best friend. Other might right because a piece of food or clothing inspired them to write a bestselling book. There are all different types of reasons to write and express what you feel the world needs to be told. William Faulkner is a Nobel Prize winning author that voiced why it is he wrote and might have even affected the culture with his writing. He said that he wrote “to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and horror and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which has been the glory of his past.” A lot of people believe that he met his goals in writing and excelled far past them in lots of different ways. He said that he was not winning the Nobel prize, but of all of the work that he did. In William Faulkner’s story, A Rose for Emily, he did fulfill his own writer’s duty by showing horror, pride and sacrifice.