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  • 1. WRITE ENGLISH GOOD: A PRESENTATION ABOUT ENGLISH ENHANCING TECHNIQUES. W200 By: Michael Gawdzik NEXT!
  • 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chuck Palahniuk’s tips on getting motivated. George Orwell’s Kurt advice on word Vonnegut’s usage. rules to Click on a picture follow. to start your Resources journey. A-HA!
  • 3. GEORGE ORWELL: George’s Notable Works: 1.Burmese Days (1934) 2. Coming up for Air (1939) 3. Animal Farm (1945) 4. 1984 (1949) Orwell has written many books and even more essays which are still studied and used in today’s classrooms. Click the pic for tips!
  • 4. GEORGE’S RULES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING:  1. “Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.”-Orwell  Orwell continues to comment about how such metaphors as: “ shoulder to shoulder with, Swan Song, and Achilles Heel .” fail to elicit any emotional response from the reader and should therefore be avoided.” 2. “If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.”-Orwell I always follow this rule when writing. The thought that more is better is wrong. Trying to cram as many words into a sentence with the thought that it will help your reader is wrong. Instead try to refine the sentence.  3. “Never use a long word where a short one will do.” -Orwell “Long words don’t make you sound intelligent unless used skillfully. In the wrong situation they’ll have the opposite effect, making you sound pretentious and arrogant. They’re also less likely to be understood and more awkward to read.”-Orwell NEXTO!
  • 5. GEORGE ORWELL’S ADVICE Orwell’s advice is timeless and simple. His tips are basic but require practice and discipline. A student who uses these tips early in their writing career will become a very strong and efficient writer. FUN FACT: Orwell wrote a story about an imperial Officer in Burma who had to kill an elephant. The elephant depicted Below is an artist rendition of the actual elephant in Orwell’s story. Click the angry elephant!
  • 6. CHUCK PALAHNIUK BOOKS: 2008 2001 CLICK 1996 1999
  • 7. PALAHNIUK’S TIPS FOR GETTING MOTIVATED:  Getting motivated is the first thing you need to do and a sure fire way to get motivated is a visible end to your potential misery. Meaning, You may not even want to write a single word but you must!  1.Chuck says: “When you don't want to write, set an egg timer for one hour (or half hour) and sit down to write until the timer rings. If you still hate writing, you're free in an hour. But usually, by the time that alarm rings, you'll be so involved in your work, enjoying it so much, you'll keep going.”-Palahniuk  an end in site is better than no end at all.  2. “Surprise yourself. If you the writer can be amazed at where your story ends up than so will your reader. The moment you see a planned surprise than so will your sophisticated reader.”-Palahniuk  If the reader knows what will happen before it does then why read on?  3. The third rule is my favorite: “Write the book you want to read.”-Palahniuk  Click the Mutton Chops, I dare you.
  • 8. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE CHUCK!  Palahniuk’s advice is great for those stubborn ideas or the unmotivated writer. If you start small and be patient the sky is the limit for your stories.  Fun Fact: • CHUCK’S LAST NAME IS REALLY HARD TO PRONOUNCE. • “PALANUCK?, PULAYNUCK? PALUHNICK?” You should click on the book.
  • 9. KURT VONNEGUT’S CREDENTIALS: Click Any Book 1973 1969 1990 1963
  • 10. KURT VONNEGUT’S TOOLS FOR SUCCESS  1.“Every character should want something.”-Vonnegut  Desire is the key ingredient in any story. No one wants to read a story where everyone one is happy and content.  2. “Be a sadist”-Vonnegut  Torture your character to no end. Id rather read a story about a man with a horrible life than one where everyone is happy and successful.  3. “Give the reader at least one character they can root for.”-Vonnegut  If the story is nothing but villains not to many people would be interested in seeing them succeed. Click the wrench
  • 11. KURT YOU’RE A PAL!  Character development is very important in writing a story. A well rounded character not only gets cared about, but the reader wants to read more about them.  Click on the more developed character.
  • 12. WORK CITED  1. http://thoughtcapital.wordpress.com/2007/04/13/kur t-vonneguts-8-rules-for-writing/  http://chuckpalahniuk.net/features/essays/chuck- palahniuk  http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/george-orwells-5- rules-for-effective-writing/  http://www.george-orwell.org/l_biography.html
  • 13. A-HA!  I am a big fan of the writing craft. I decided to use the advice that millions of people follow on their quest to becoming well rounded writers. I have read most of the books by these three authors and feel that the advice they had to give would be much better than any I could have given. From this assignment I learned a great deal about how important it is to know how to make a non linear power point. First I didn’t think it would make a difference but soon realized that it gets the viewer much more involved in what they are looking at as well as making it more fun for me the creator. Finally I learned about my own capability to learn about a program and effectively utilize its components to make for a joyous learning experience. •TABLE OF CONTENTS