A Guide to Creative Writing By Nick Assaf Quit
Main Menu <ul><li>Quick Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li><...
Put Yourself in the Right Place <ul><li>1. Schedule designated times to write </li></ul><ul><li>- Life is busy, you have t...
Creative Exercises <ul><li>Free-writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set your timer for about ten minutes and force yourself to w...
Poetry <ul><li>The world of poetry is amazing and limitless. Here are some good things to know, and some good examples to ...
Basic Guidelines <ul><li>Poetry really has no boundaries, but here are ways to write a good one! </li></ul><ul><li>Have Rh...
Sonnets <ul><li>A Sonnet consists of 14 lines. </li></ul><ul><li>All Sonnets have strict rhyme schemes </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Villanelles <ul><li>For a real challenge try writing a villanelle! </li></ul><ul><li>Villanelles have 19 total lines </li>...
Slam Poetry <ul><li>Slam poetry is a relatively new form of poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Slam poetry is meant to be performed...
Songwriting <ul><li>If you are fascinated with music, songwriting might be something you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Like slam...
Short Stories <ul><li>Short stories can be many different lengths. </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to be more concise and to t...
Novels <ul><li>Novels are longer narratives that can cover a large variety of subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular novel st...
Examples of Sonnets <ul><li>Here are some links to some good sonnets. </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet 29- William Shakespeare </l...
Example of a Villanelle <ul><li>Here is a link to one of the best villanelles ever written. </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Go Ge...
Example of Slam Poetry <ul><li>This is a great video of Slam poetry </li></ul><ul><li>This is an especially inspiring poem...
Songwriting Tips <ul><li>Here are two interesting videos about songwriting.  </li></ul><ul><li>The  first video  is about ...
Recommended Novels <ul><li>Here is a list of some of my highly recommended Novels </li></ul><ul><li>The Razor’s Edge </li>...
William Shakespeare <ul><li>When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, </li></ul><ul><li>I all alone beweep my outcast ...
Edmund Spencer <ul><li>Men call you fair, and you do credit it, </li></ul><ul><li>For that yourself you daily such do see:...
About the Author <ul><li>My name is Nick Assaf and I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. </li></ul><u...
References <ul><li>Start Writing! </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Elements of Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnets </li></ul><ul><li>S...
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  1. 1. A Guide to Creative Writing By Nick Assaf Quit
  2. 2. Main Menu <ul><li>Quick Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriting </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion/About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>Exit
  3. 3. Put Yourself in the Right Place <ul><li>1. Schedule designated times to write </li></ul><ul><li>- Life is busy, you have to give yourself the time to write. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Pinpoint what you want to say in your writing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to organize your thoughts and ideas by writing them down first. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3.Don’t Overdue it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t get too frustrated with writers block, try to find what is causing it and figure out a solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4.Find resources to help you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing isn’t easy, find a support group of your friends or others writers to consult with! </li></ul></ul>Exit
  4. 4. Creative Exercises <ul><li>Free-writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set your timer for about ten minutes and force yourself to write the entire time. Maybe you can find inspiration from what you thought of ! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at a picture and see if gets your creative juices flowing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Idea Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whenever you think of something you like, write it down and put it in a box for later reference. </li></ul></ul>Exit
  5. 5. Poetry <ul><li>The world of poetry is amazing and limitless. Here are some good things to know, and some good examples to get you started. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnets </li></ul><ul><li>Villanelles </li></ul><ul><li>Slam Poetry </li></ul>Exit
  6. 6. Basic Guidelines <ul><li>Poetry really has no boundaries, but here are ways to write a good one! </li></ul><ul><li>Have Rhythm- do the words sound good together? Does the poem flow? </li></ul><ul><li>Meter- make sure that each line has the same amount of syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming- if your poem rhymes, make sure the pattern is consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Use metaphors and similes- these comparisons will amplify your poem. </li></ul>Exit
  7. 7. Sonnets <ul><li>A Sonnet consists of 14 lines. </li></ul><ul><li>All Sonnets have strict rhyme schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnets are a challenging and great format for poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnets are one of the most popular forms of poetry throughout history. </li></ul>Exit Examples of Sonnets
  8. 8. Villanelles <ul><li>For a real challenge try writing a villanelle! </li></ul><ul><li>Villanelles have 19 total lines </li></ul><ul><li>Five stanzas of three lines and one stanza of four lines. </li></ul><ul><li>All villanelles have two rhymes and two refrains. </li></ul>Exit Villanelle Example
  9. 9. Slam Poetry <ul><li>Slam poetry is a relatively new form of poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>Slam poetry is meant to be performed live. </li></ul><ul><li>Slam poetry has no real rules, but you can use what you’ve learned earlier to help you. </li></ul>Exit Slam Poetry Video
  10. 10. Songwriting <ul><li>If you are fascinated with music, songwriting might be something you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Like slam poetry, songwriting has no defined rules. </li></ul>Exit Songwriting Tips
  11. 11. Short Stories <ul><li>Short stories can be many different lengths. </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to be more concise and to the point than longer works such as novels. </li></ul><ul><li>Short stories should be no longer than 20,000 words, but no less than 1,000. </li></ul>Exit Short Story Website
  12. 12. Novels <ul><li>Novels are longer narratives that can cover a large variety of subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular novel styles include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream of Conciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modernist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimalism </li></ul></ul>Exit Recommended Novels
  13. 13. Examples of Sonnets <ul><li>Here are some links to some good sonnets. </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet 29- William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet 79- Edmund Spencer </li></ul>Exit
  14. 14. Example of a Villanelle <ul><li>Here is a link to one of the best villanelles ever written. </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By: Dylan Thomas </li></ul></ul>Exit
  15. 15. Example of Slam Poetry <ul><li>This is a great video of Slam poetry </li></ul><ul><li>This is an especially inspiring poem for people who want to go into the teaching profession. </li></ul><ul><li>“What Teachers Make”- Taylor Mali </li></ul>Exit
  16. 16. Songwriting Tips <ul><li>Here are two interesting videos about songwriting. </li></ul><ul><li>The first video is about the process. </li></ul><ul><li>The second video is of Bob Dylan (considered one of the best songwriters ever) talking about the process. </li></ul>Exit
  17. 17. Recommended Novels <ul><li>Here is a list of some of my highly recommended Novels </li></ul><ul><li>The Razor’s Edge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By W.Somerset Maugham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lord of the Flies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By William Golding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bleachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By: John Grisham </li></ul></ul>Exit
  18. 18. William Shakespeare <ul><li>When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, </li></ul><ul><li>I all alone beweep my outcast state, </li></ul><ul><li>And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, </li></ul><ul><li>And look upon myself and curse my fate, </li></ul><ul><li>Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, </li></ul><ul><li>Featured like him, like him with friends possessed, </li></ul><ul><li>Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, </li></ul><ul><li>With what I most enjoy contented least. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, </li></ul><ul><li>Haply I think on thee, and then my state, </li></ul><ul><li>Like to the lark at break of day arising </li></ul><ul><li>From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; </li></ul><ul><li>  For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings </li></ul><ul><li>  That then I scorn to change my state with kings. </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet 29 </li></ul>Exit
  19. 19. Edmund Spencer <ul><li>Men call you fair, and you do credit it, </li></ul><ul><li>For that yourself you daily such do see: </li></ul><ul><li>But the true fair, that is the gentle wit </li></ul><ul><li>And virtuous mind, is much more praised of me. </li></ul><ul><li>For all the rest, however fair it be, </li></ul><ul><li>Shall turn to naught and lose that glorious hue: </li></ul><ul><li>But only that is permanent and free </li></ul><ul><li>From frail corruption that doth flesh ensue, </li></ul><ul><li>That is true beauty; that doth argue you </li></ul><ul><li>To be divine and born of heavenly seed; </li></ul><ul><li>Derived from that fair spirit, from whom all true </li></ul><ul><li>And perfect beauty did at first proceed: </li></ul><ul><li>He only fair, and what he fair hath made: </li></ul><ul><li>All other fair, like flowers, untimely fade. </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet 79 </li></ul>Exit
  20. 20. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Nick Assaf and I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. </li></ul><ul><li>I am an English major and I love writing. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope this slideshow can help any aspiring writers out there! </li></ul><ul><li>This is my email address: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Exit
  21. 21. References <ul><li>Start Writing! </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Elements of Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnets </li></ul><ul><li>Sonnet examples </li></ul><ul><li>Villanelles </li></ul><ul><li>Dylan Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor Mali </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Dylan </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriting Documentary </li></ul>Exit
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