Arnold, John, Joseph, Diana, Anita and Rae are heading for a one week Fall Break vacation in Adams, Tennessee to investigate areas of the region where the infamous Bell Witch tormented the Bell family two hundred years ago.
“Moreover,” is a town located near the Upper Cumberland area in Tennessee where the students attend a small community college. Their professor assigned each group a haunted place to vacate during their one week fall break and write a five-paged paper about their experiences and historical research which can make or break their grades.
As the group of six broom down to Adams, they stop at a local grocery store and purchase their meals for the entire week. Diana had a strange feeling in her gut that they will experience the unknown as soon as they arrive at the hotel.
Two and a half hours later, they arrive at the hotel and settle in two rooms where three of the men gather in one room while three of the women stay together. “I have a feeling that there is a strong presence in this room,” Diana said. “It’s unclear as to who or what the presence is, but the feeling is rather unsettling.” “Oh Diana, it may be the air conditioner blasting throughout the hotel,” Rae said to reassure her. “After all, the temperature is boiling hot outside.”
Before heading off to bed, the men and women gather around to assign their tasks for the next seven days. For example, men visiting the Bell Witch cave on day two while the women stay at the hotel and collect information from the internet. On day three, women will take a trip down to the Old Bell High School while the men stay back at the hotel and write about their experiences at the cave. On the fourth day, all six of the members will drive into town to ask locals about their encounters with the Bell Witch and add it to their paperwork. Day five is heading to the cemetery where the Bell descendants were laid to rest. Day six involves editing their homework. Day seven, they conclude their proof and head back to class. Day eight, they present their project in front of the class. Day nine, their final results conclude if they passed or failed the course.
For individuals who aspire to become creative writers, it is essential to have the visual and storytelling components because most readers don’t just simply read the story. Pictures and drawings bring the stories to life.
Here are some tips for aspiring creative writers:
Balance your story with drawings/photographs.
Organize your story with many details.
Create a summary to get started.
Determine if the story will be fictional/non-fictional.
Will the story contain a rhythm pattern?
Revise your work until you are ready for publishing.
While waiting for the love of my life to appear, I sat on the rocks near the lake and gazed into the sunset setting down quietly. The sound was peaceful and the sky looked heavenly divine. The trees surrounding the area stood still until dawn. As the love of my life arrived, I fawned in awe.
Similar to a book report you write in school, movie reports entail the essential parts beyond the film’s summary. In other words, you write about the main characters, their roles and the life lessons an audience can take from the film, itself. You gather notes from the book, compare and contrast the story-line to the film.
Here are examples of a book report:
What is the book’s story-line?
Who are the main characters?
Who is the protagonist?
Who is the antagonist?
What have you learned from the book?
Here are examples of a movie report:
Write the film’s synopsis with 32 words or less.
Name & Describe the characters.
What are the main characters’ purposes in the film?
What are the similarities and differences between the film & book versions?
Overall conclusion about the life lessons audiences can gather from the film.
Bloggers spend many hours a week working their hardest to publish and connect with their readers. However, when we receive criticism from editors and our audience, it is hard to stomach those thoughts because we let them down.
The good news is that we can bounce back by providing and publishing new material for our readers to process. Here are the necessary steps to improve as bloggers:
Accepting Criticism–>It’s painful to accept criticism because we often assume that our stories contain perfect grammar, accurate information or gain many followers. But constructive criticism can make you improve significantly through listening to what the readers are asking you to do, reread your previous stories and determine to make a change for improvement.
Editing Work–>There are online tutors to help improve your sentence structuring, grammatical,punctuation errors and a dictionary to help you extend your vocabulary. Tackle your weakest areas and your work will grow at a steady rate.
Ask Audience for Feedback–> This ties in with the first point. Ask your audience for tips and go forward. Ask them how you can become a better writer or photographer.
Create New Projects–>Old material becomes boring and bloggers are looking for new material to write about. For example, their adventures to a country they never visited before or writing your first newsletter to demonstrate what editors for a local newspaper endure.
On the way to work this evening, I glanced at the beautiful sky to recognize how much we take the beauty of life and nature for granted. The beauty of life and nature between Heaven and Earth which shall forever be paradise. A mixture of rain and sunshine equates to happiness.
Portrayed by Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder, their characters were on the brink of divorce as the alcohol consumption affected their loved ones and job opportunities.
Alcohol which ran rampant among Bill Wilson, his coworkers and Lois’s closest confidantes, she begged the question as to whether if her husband truly loved her enough to stop his drinking in time to save the marriage or leave to fend for himself.
The dedication, patience and love she had for her husband speaks volumes about Lois Wilson. She was a faithful wife, defending Bill even though she knew about his social drinking issues and the possible outcome of becoming homeless if he did not hit rock bottom.
A powerful message we all can grasp from this story is to help those you love the most. But when they do not have the willpower to push forward, take a few leaps back and let them struggle until they bounce back after hitting rock bottom. It takes more than tough love to demonstrate that life is not easy breezy and with their actions have consequences. Love can turn into resentment at an instant rate if you give up quickly. It’s better to take a few step back and let that individual endure hardships that can either make or break them. However, with your trust and patience, your bond for one another can grow stronger.
“The new semester begun and I am taking my first photography course in college. My assignment for the week entailed: purchasing a Canon Power Shot SX 170 camera with a memory card and tripod. Unfortunately, the camera cannot fit due to its small size.
The cost to buy supplies for any college courses are off the Richter Scale, expensive wise. When I ask myself “What will I learn from this class,” I have to understand the fundamental basics of photography, adapt to the camera and use Adobe Photoshop which will enrich my photos on a professional level.
And I will learn about unknown professional photographers who built their careers through an enormous amount of training, practice and receiving constructive critique in order to become successful in the industry of arts. Those topics are what I will be learning this semester. I am excited about being educated based upon the elements of photography and the passion to which photographers strive for capturing the essence and beauty of life.”