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10 October 2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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ok guys. so my Language Arts/English/L.A./whatever-u-call-it teacher is REALLY cool! so i
am going to share some of how writing tips with u guys.

1. Power writing! here's what it looks like. say i am going to write
about my favorite restaurant:

1. My Favprote Restaurants are KFC, Apple Bees, and Baker's Square [this is a power
one-the Topic]
   2. KFC [this is a power 2-something about the topic; in this case, a restaurant]
      3. good popcorn chicken [this is a power 3-something that descrobes the power 2; u
can have as many power 3's as u want]
         4. love to eat it cold [this is a power 4-something that is about the power 3; u
can have as many power 4's as u want]
         4. saltly and crunchy [another power 4]
      3. love the potato wedges [another power 3]
         4. similar to french fries only bigger & better [another power 4]
    2. Apple Bee's [another power 2-u sould always have at LEAST two power 2s]
       3. And so on so forth, i could finish this power strusctu but u get the idea: i
would keep going untill i have enough things i want to write about.    
          4.
           4.
    2.
        3.
            4.
when u r all done, u must put one more power 1
1. To summarize, KFC, Apple Bess, and Baker's Square are my Favre. restauratns. [this lats
power 1 is the conclusin.]
       ^
         ^
           ^
so that  ^ is a power structure. it can help u if u need ot write an essay for school or
just a regular story!



2. Deadwords! deadwords are words u should never use in your writing.
be creative! (ok, its alright to use them SOMETIMES- But dont tell Mrs. H. that!)

So
A lot
Like
Cool
Really
Very
Once upon a time
Then I woke up, it was all a dream
Hi, my name is
I would like to tell you about
Thank you for reading my

MORE TO COME

3. Grammar! WOOWOO! jk

A. comma splices: this is when there is a comma (,) in the middle of 2 complete
sentences.

ex:  She was mad at me, I told her to stop yelling.       < < < <WRONG!

Correct form: She was mad at me. I told her to stop yelling.


B. Cliche: overused phrases and words! c'mon ppl be CREATIVE! 

Ex.  "Sally is gonna have a cow when she ssee this!" exclaimed Mark.   < < <
<WRONG!

Correct form:  "Sally is gonna scream like a girl in a horror movie when she sees
this!" exclaimed mark.


C. Do not use more than one exclamation point! (!) Why? this is what my teacher
told me:

Each little exclamation mark is like a bat, and the dot is the ball. Every time u use one
its hits the reader over the head" (becuase its supposed to be exciting, ya know?) "and if
you use more than one, u hit the reader so many time that you KILL them! and we dont want 
dead reader! We wanna keep them ALIVE!" [yeah my teacher is weaird...]

Ex. She ran faster than she ever had before, then, she leaped into the air and jumped into
the tunnel, despite all the peple screaming at her not too!!!!!      < < < <WRONG!

Correct form: She ran faster than she ever had before, then, she leaped into the air and
jumped into the tunnel, despite all the peple screaming at her not too!



ok, thats it folks! hope this help!!!!!!!!!
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24 October 2009, 03:59 AM    #2
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Last edited by ‹SqueeneyTodd›, 24 October 2009
About the exclamation point bit at the end, I'd rather go with this quote: "An
exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

And another thing: dialogue should also be realistic. No one in real life would say,
"Sally is gonna scream like a girl in a horror movie when she sees this!"
"Sally is gonna freak when she sees this!" or "Sally is gonna shit bricks when she sees
this!" These two sentences are more realistic.


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