Writing: Everyday Inspiraton

Writing: Everyday Inspiration, Day 20: Wrap It Up

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Writing: Every Day Inspiration; is a challenging Course which exposes a participant in a variety of ways that could inspire him/her to write and publish their post. It has certainly enlightened my mind and enhanced my writing skills.
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Writing: Everyday Inspiration

While there are many reasons why people do things, on one hand: there are some who do things for reason they themselves do not know, on the other hand. I admire the approach the course “Writing: Everyday Inspiration” took from Day One.

Day one: I write because, —allowed a participant to dig deeply within to bring out the root-cause why he/she writes. Admirably, from day one of this Writing Course Participants were asked to give reasons why we write, and again that was a good approach to start this course. While Day two: The methodology used assisted each participant to let go of any existing pent up feelings, and allow his/her thoughts to flow freely by practically thinking what to write on a list, and by actually writing a list of things he/she likes. Day three: One word inspiration, — was helpful in that it helped participants to look at one word for inspiration to post their ideas. However, Day four: Writing a story in a single image,—  was a continuity of Day three, but at the next level where participants found out that inspiration comes not only from a single word, but also from a single image to write stories, essays, poems, and personal thoughts. This brings us to Day Five: Hook ‘em with a quote, — This was very interesting. And it encouraged Participants to use quotes from others to start their writing. Next was Day six: The space to write,— this exercise prompted participants to express their preferences concerning a comfortable space to write, for example, blogging on a personal laptop, or in a coffee shop, or in  a quiet room, or in a closed space, or in an isolated area. Day seven: Let the social media inspire you, — exposed participants to new places, for instance, Twitter, and Facebook, and New York Times etc. to receive inspiration to write. Day eight: Reinvent the letter format, — prompted participants to use a letter to write a story and to get their message across. Day nine: Writing and not writing, — had a different approach when compared with the previous days. It allowed participants to take a break and focus on alternatives such as, to take part in social activities, to have new experiences, and “to reflect and recharge before returning to their writing space. This was a great idea that was transmitted to us and we put into practice. Following that break, Day 10: Let the scene write itself,— made participants shift from finding information on our personal experiences, images and words: to silently observing our world, and write our observations. From the challenging assignment, we faced Day 11: A cup of tea, — as part of the program helped participants to see the need to update their work, or blog, regardless of its nature. And a creative approach to affect an update post is via a “virtual coffee date.” This brings us to Day !2: Critique a work,—This fine task helped participants to express our opinion on something we were passionate about, for instance, a piece of art, or something to do with entertainment, other. It helped boost participants’ commenting skills. But Day Thirteen: Play with Word Count:—Helped participants received inspiration by changing things up, for example, using Word Count. Moving away from using a timed free-write and word count exercise, Day Fourteen: Recreate a Single Day: — helped participants to incorporate a new restriction i.e. to write a post that “takes place during a single day.” Day Fifteen: Take a Cue from the Reader: — encouraged participants to find inspiration to write through a Contact Form or a Poll set up to collect feedback information. This brings us to Day Sixteen: Mine Your Own Materials:—encouraged participants to find materials things we cherish on line as inspiration for a New Post, for example, in Facebook. Another Change for inspiration came with the course Day Seventeen: a Map as Your Mouse: —this course was informative. It helped participants to know the purpose of the use of maps in writing, for example, it is used to: tell personal tales, our country of origin, identify locations, and track movements, etc. We now come to Day Eighteen: A Series of Anecdotes: —this coursehelped participants to understand that constant repetition and build up give formation and impetus to a piece of writing, and it keeps our readers occupied too. Then Day Nineteen: Feature a Guest: —engaged participants in reaching out to a candidate to collect needed materials to publish a post, but with link back to the Collaborator’s site. And last but not least, Day 20: Wrap it up: —which gave me the opportunity to put the whole course in this format  and to make short comments. End.

 

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Writing: Everyday Inspiraton

Writing:Everyday Inspiration, Nineteen: Feature a Guest

My beloved, I take this opportunity to say Greetings to all my Friends in our Word Press Community, who have been reading my blogs. Also, I welcome all new Friends who have joined the Community on my blog page so far. You are an encouragement to me. I am encouraged. I thank you kindly for your moral support. May God bless you in your present and future endeavors. I love you.

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Below are five top Longreads for the week that I find to be interesting, and I am recommending them to you, with the hope that you will read and find them the same as I do. Enjoy.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOP 5 LONGREADS THIS WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

11,431 RAPE KITS WERE COLLECTED AND FORGOTTEN IN DETROIT. THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE OF THEM.

Ardelia Ali was raped in 1995. Twenty years later, her rapist was convicted thanks to the tireless efforts of prosecutor Kym Worthy.

BY ANNA CLARK  JUN 23, 2016

 

1 This post tells the story of an eighteen year old  young lady by the name of Ardelia Ali, an employee of Burger King, who was raped on Saturday evening, November 18, 1995. On that day she sold Woody and Buzz Light year puppets with Kids Club meals all afternoon. Unfortunately, after a hard day’s work she still in her uniform was returning home by a city bus which stopped on Detroit’s 7 Mile Road. She stepped out at that bus stop and into the chilly night, “turned up the hood of her coat, and hurried over the cracked sidewalk,” to go to her grandmother’s warm bungalow house which was a block away from the bus stop, in order to prevent the cold from sinking into her bones. But that did not happen so fast, someone had other plans: as “she turned the corner, she saw the yellow house lights shining, waiting for her:” There was this man whose loud footsteps were silenced by the traffic over on Gratiot Avenue, however, from the       streetlight she observed his shadow overtaking hers and as she stepped aside onto a patch of grass to allow him to pass by. But instead he grabbed her by the back of her coat, held a knife to her right temple, led her passed her grandmother’s house and into a vacant field filled with weeds and broken bottles, and raped the innocent virgin.

It was not until twenty years after when justice was served. To read more please click the link: http://www.elle.com/culture/a37255/forgotten-rape-kits-detroit/?src=longreads

 

Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome

How Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies and neighbors are adopting Syrians, a family at a time.

By JODI KANTOR and CATRIN EINHORN Photographs by DAMON WINTER

 

2 This post tells a story of how on a cold day in February a cautious Canadian woman in Toronto, Kerry McLorg drove to an airport hotel there to pick up a family of Syrian refugees, whom she never met or spoken to before, but they were about to move into her basement. Abdullah Mohammad and his family were staying at the hotel, and they had all their family documents to hand. His room phone rang and the interpreter invited him downstairs because his sponsors had come for them.

I find this post interesting especially because it demonstrates how humanity is reaching out to man. I recommend this post for you to read. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/world/americas/canada-syrian-refugees.html?src=longreads&_r=0

 

All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me


Jia Tolentino

Tuesday 3:55pm

Filed to: ADMISSIONS

 

3 This post is about UT Austin an extraordinary school that emits both “capaciousness and prejudice.” But “it is the top choice for many Texas high school students, and its unique admissions policy carries a lot of weight.” It is interesting to find out more about this school, its story line and its policy.  Here is the Link:

http://jezebel.com/all-the-greedy-young-abigail-fishers-and-me-1782508801?src=longreads

 The Fugitive, His Dead Wife, and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory That Explains Everything   BY

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EVAN HUGHES

June 28, 2016

4 This post is about a murder in Denver on New Year’s Eveearly in the morning in 2002. After the police at Denver received the report about 1:40 A.M. officers went to the Victorian house on Clayton Street within minutes. They saw the caller through the glass in the front door and after he was not in a position to open it, they smashed a glass window next to the front door, enter the house and the disoriented, distressed and drunk called pointed them to the upper flat, where they saw a young woman in her early thirties “sitting on a dark blue chaise longue, her head resting against the wall. A .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun lay on a comforter on the floor in front of her. She was bleeding heavily from the head.”
Did Sonnenfeld get away with murder, or is he just an innocent abroad? To answer this question and to know more please click link:

http://www.gq.com/story/kurt-sonnenfeld-9-11-conspiracy-theory?src=longreads

 

 

Angels in America: The Complete Oral History

 

5The story is about Tony Kushner’s (playwright of Angels in America,): who died of AIDS around Novenber1985; and how his play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years. By Isaac Butler and Dan Kois. To read more please click the link:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/cover_story/2016/06/oral_history_of_tony_kushner_s_play_angels_in_america.html?src=longreads

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