Please paraphrase your sonnet in writing on the blog. What does your poem mean in your own words?
You will write it from memory (correct spelling and punctuation counts).
Then perform your sonnet from memory!
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— Kevin James O'Brien (@KOB14) October 4, 2013
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something -- anything -- down on paper. A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft -- you just get it down. The second draft is the up draft -- you fix it up. You try to say what you have to say more accurately. And the third draft is the dental draft, where you check every tooth, to see if it's loose or cramped or decayed, or even, God help us, healthy.To be inside the mind of a writer like Anne Lamott, I no longer felt alone with my fears and anxiety around writing. In writing more in the early process - maybe twice as much more - the next draft that you will write and revise becomes... easier.
The Golden Rule of Writing Successful Movie Reviews This is the one, unbreakable rule of writing a successful movie review that you absolutely must follow every single time in every single movie review: do not summarize the movie in your review.
Why? Quite simply, the reader isn't reading your movie to learn what the movie is about; they are reading your movie review because they want to know whether that movie is worth watching or if it would be a waste of their time.But, if you shouldn't include summary, what, then, should you include in your movie review?
Things to Include in Your Successful Movie Review Acting or voice talentsThe directorProducers or producing companiesSequels and prequelsMemorable quotesRelease dateRatingA short (extremely short) amount of synopsis that does not reveal plot twists or the endingAnd most importantly, you need to include:
Continued......TITLE (Includes the movie title.)
Outline of a Movie Review The following outline will show you the sort of bare-bones skeleton of a successful movie review that was mentioned previously.
SUBTITLE (Optional, but this is a good place for that catchy, clever title you were thinking of using.)
OPENING HOOK (Here you can tease the reader with a quote, a question, a bit of tantalizing summary, etc., without actually mentioning the movie. You just need to get the attention of the reader.)
BODY-Synopsis-Facts-Opinion (Work in the facts as you give your opinion on the movie. This is also the place to weave in a little bit of summary, but keep it short and broken up. Remember, the reader wants your opinion.)
CONCLUSION (You can recommend it - or not - to anyone, everyone, only so-and-so, etc.)