Category: OWS Features

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Poetry: Subway by Eric Keizer

Subway ©June 2017 Eric Keizer Electric worm, Inwardly I smile, but only Deep inside, otherwise, They wonder if you’re crazy/dangerous. Next stop, North Ave. Gingerly I step inside, Doors slam and suddenly, Acrid, stale, “air conditioning” Weakly cycles, But damn, It’s hot. There’s sour sweat, sour beer, lingering vomit Cologne and perfume Disinfectant. Next stop,…
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July 1, 2017 0

Understanding Static Characters

Most of this month has been focused on character development. One of the greatest forms of character development is a lack of any development at all: The static character. This is not a flat character, a character which lacks interesting traits and therefore remains the same. This is a character that, when given the chance…
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June 30, 2017 0

Show Vs Tell Character Description by Emma T. Gitani

We’ve all heard these expressions. Show don’t tell. Give meaningful description but don’t make  a laundry list. The example below takes on showing character description without creating a laundry list. Laundry List Example: Matt started magic school two weeks ago, and he watched the girl who sat at his lunch table. She was skinny and…
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June 24, 2017 1