Sunday, June 8, 2014

Its Over.. But Not Forever.

I did it! but, i'm not done blogging forever. 
I'm ready to go public! here is my very own personal blog. 

Yep! I'm officially ready. 
Enjoy! Don't judge and don't steal. 
thank you for an amazing year everyone!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

My FINAL Presentation

" A Story To Me Is Someone's Feelings Covered Up." -Lissette Villalobos

                                                          F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The son of an alcoholic failure from Maryland and an adoring, intensely ambitious mother, he grew up acutely conscious of wealth and privilege—and of his family’s exclusion from the social elite. After entering Princeton in 1913, he became a close friend of Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop and spent most of his time writing lyrics for Triangle Club theatrical productions and analyzing how to triumph over the school’s intricate social ritualsHe left Princeton without graduating and used it as the setting for his first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920). It was perfect literary timing. The twenties were beginning to roar, bathtub gin and flaming youth were on everyone’s lips, and the handsome, witty Fitzgerald seemed to be the ideal spokesman for the decade. With his stunning southern wife, Zelda, he headed for Paris and a mythic career of drinking from hip flasks, dancing until dawn, and jumping into outdoor fountains to end the party. Behind this façade was a writer struggling to make enough money to match his extravagant lifestyle and still produce serious work. His second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), which recounted an artist’s losing fight with dissipation, was badly flawed. His next, The Great Gatsby (1925), the story of a gangster’s pursuit of an unattainable rich girl, was close to a masterpiece. The Fitzgeralds’ frenetic ascent to literary fame was soon tinged with tragedy. Scott became an alcoholic and Zelda, jealous of his fame (or in some versions, thwarted by it), collapsed into madness. They crept home in 1931 to an America in the grip of the Great Depression—a land no longer interested in flaming youth except to pillory them for their excesses. The novel with which he had grappled for years, Tender Is the Night, about a psychiatrist destroyed by his wealthy wife, was published in 1934 to lukewarm reviews and poor sales. Fitzgerald retreated to Hollywood, a defeated and more or less forgotten man. He made a precarious living as a scriptwriter and struggled to control his alcoholism. Miraculously he found the energy to begin another novel, The Last Tycoon (1941), about a complex gifted movie producer. He had finished about a third of it when he died of a heart attack. Obituaries generally dismissed him. Not until the early fifties did interest in Fitzgerald revive, and when it did, it became a veritable scholarly industry. A closer look at his life and career reveals a writer with an acute sense of history, an intellectual pessimist who had grave doubts about Americans’ ability to survive their infatuation with the bitch goddess success. At the same time he conveyed in his best novels and short stories the sense of youthful awe and hope America’s promises created in many people. Few historians have matched the closing lines of The Great Gatsby, when the narrator reflects on how the land must have struck Dutch sailors’ eyes three hundred years earlier: “For a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity to wonder.”

NanoWrimo was something I started back in the fall. It was a great experience for all of us. I got a chance to work with people who had depressed ideas, aggressive ideas, and a great imagination! We gave each other tips and a lot of help for when we get writers block.
I had a chance to work with Connor as a partner. we organized a group that was held every Thursday at lunch. Where all the brilliant minds collaborated.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stuck Between Two Rocks...

Originally I Was going to finish up my Novel as my final project but, I'm not so sure it will be ready in time. So, I've had a backup plan since the day I wanted to finish my novel as my project. My backup plan was to write about Novelists and what they go through and how they get writers block and how we deal with it and how we move past it. Also, the background of these writers (My Favorite Novelists) Where they got their ideas and what their first books were and how they came to the conclusion of what to write on. If anyone has any ideas for me or any author suggestions I am all ears. hehe! Thank You! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Masterpiece.

Hello Blogger! 
I have been working on a book that I would like to get published I can't really describe to you what it's about ust yet! but I can give you my mini prologue : 

“Stop it.” She said, looking into his big brown eyes, not knowing what she was getting into. “Have no fear! Adventure is on its way!” he said as he walked in the middle of the street. Me, not knowing where we’re going, stayed behind just a little. Just in case. He had been my best friend for years. I never thought anything like this would happen. Not to him. 

Ta-da! Tell me what you think! I'm not done with my book but I would like to be soon!:)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I'm Still Here....

I'm back! Hopefully I'm not too late?! Did I miss anything?!
I had a terrible crash on my other laptop, and I think I lost my novel.. :( 
Not to worry I am willing to write it again possibly change it up a bit and my big project is to TRY and get it published because i would like to actually go somewhere in the writing field. Sorry for being a die hard school kid BUT I enjoy writing. It's a passion of mine that I am willing to pursue. So enjoy, my book will be published when done. Which will take time so I apologize in advance! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lit. Terms #5 !

parallelismThis method adds balance and rhythm to sentences giving ideas a smoother flow and thus can be persuasive because of the repetition it employs. 

parody: Parody is an imitation of a particular writer, artist or a genre exaggerating it deliberately to produce a comic effect.

pathos: Pathos is a quality of an experience in life or a work of art that stirs up emotions of pity, sympathy and sorrow.


personification: Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings. 

plot: events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, how the reader views the story, or simply by coincidence.

poignant:  Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings: poignant anxiety.

point of view: There are five viewpoints employed in literature:

postmodernism: Postmodernism is largely a reaction to the assumed certainty of scientific, or objective, efforts to explain reality.

prose:  a form of language that has no formal metrical structure. It applies a natural flow of speech, and ordinary grammatical structure rather than rhythmic structure, such as in the case of traditional poetry.

protagonist: considered to be the main character or lead figure in a novel, play, story, or poem.  It may also be referred to as the "hero" of a work. Over a period of time the meaning of the term protagonist has changed

pun: play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings.

purpose: In composition, a person's reason for writing, such as to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade. (See Examples and Observations, below.)

realism: is the trend, beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature and extending to late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century authors, toward depictions of contemporary life and society as it was, or is. In the spirit of general "realism," realist authors opted for depictions of everyday and banal activities and experiences, instead of a romanticized or similarly stylized presentation. ( We studied this last year!) 

refrain: phrase, line, or group of lines repeated at intervals throughout a poem, generally at the end of the stanza.

requiem: Any chant, hymn, dirge or musical service for the dead.

resolution:  The outcome of the conflict in a play or story. The resolution concludes the falling action

restatement: A restatement is a reiteration of a former sentence. In effect, the two sentences deliver the same message using different words. They are a common fragment and many writers use them without realizing it.

rhetoric: Rhetoric is technique of using language effectively and persuasively in spoken or written form. It is an art of discourse, which studies and employs various methods to convince, influence or please an audience.

rhetorical question: A rhetorical question is asked just for the effects or to lay emphasis on some point discussed when no real answer is expected. A rhetorical question may have an obvious answer but the questioner asks rhetorical questions to lay emphasis on the point. In literature, a rhetorical question is self-evident and used for style as an impressive persuasive device.

rising action: the development of conflict and complications in a literary work

romanticism: an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. (studied this tooo!) 

satire: Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.

scansion: The analysis of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem in order to establish its metre.

setting: the time, place, physical details, and circumstances in which a situation occurs