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Third Person Writing Style
What is a formal writing style? Third person academic writing. What is formal writing in English? What is an informal writing style? What does it mean to write in a formal way? Learn the expectations of college writing versus high school. See examples of formal and informal writing styles. Learn how to write in third person vs. first person; academic writing guidelines. ORDER YOUR GRAMMAR & PROOFREADING BOOKS (DISCOUNTS ON LULU.COM) The Good Grammar Workbook for Adult Learners http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/the-good-grammar-workbook/paperback/product-23150195.html Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copy Editing & Business Writing (LULU) http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/grammar-essentials-for-proofreading-copyediting-business-writing/paperback/product-23765288.html Grammar Essentials for Proofreading, Copy Editing & Business Writing (AMAZON) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718901232/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_Mc2vBbKDDSY7R Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills (LULU) http://www.lulu.com/shop/ashan-r-hampton/proofreading-power-skills-drills/paperback/product-23744602.html Proofreading Power: Skills & Drills (AMAZON) http://a.co/2H8rY5a Online Writing Classes: www.arhampton.com © 2011-2019 by Ashan R. Hampton, Cornerstone Communications. All rights reserved.
Views: 8956 Ashan R. Hampton
All About Writing in First Person
Most writers are already familiar with the definitions of first, second, and third person, but in this three-part series, I’ll delve deeper into the effect each of these perspectives can have on characterization and the reader’s experience, in addition to analyzing some examples. Here, I’ll cover the ins and outs of first person (I, me, my), including: + Advantages of a close POV + Types of narrators and narrative forms + Past vs. present tense + Common problems in first-person writing + First person in YA vs. literary fiction + A writing exercise My Professional Editing Services: https://www.quotidianwriter.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuotidianWriter Music: "Clockwork" by Vindsvept - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zl4EGLoiI8
Views: 23235 Diane Callahan
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn�t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish. Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.
Views: 3604 Microsoft Research
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide  to Writing in the 21st Century
WHY IS SO MUCH WRITING SO BAD, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do people write badly on purpose, to obfuscate and impress? Have dictionaries abandoned their responsibility to safeguard correct usage? Do kids today even care about good writing? In his latest book the Harvard linguist, cognitive scientist, bestselling author (The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature) and chair of the Usage Panel of The American Heritage Dictionary, Dr. Steven Pinker, answers these questions and more. Pinker applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. Filled with examples of great and gruesome modern prose, The Sense of Style shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right, that is also informed by science. A book signing will follow the lecture. http://www.skeptic.com/upcoming-lectures/sense-of-style-writing-in-21st-century/
Views: 50800 Skeptic
Improving Writing Skills : How to Write in Third Person
To write in third person, observe the person from an outside viewpoint by using pronouns or names. Find out how to write in third person with tips from a English professor in this free instructional video about improving writing skills. Expert: Laura Turner Bio: Laura Turner received her B.A. in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., graduating magna cum laude with honors. Her plays have been seen and heard from Alaska to Tennessee. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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Improve your Writing: Show, Not Tell
Become a better writer, no matter what you're writing! I'll show you how to take simple, boring sentences and turn them to vibrant, expressive writing. As you practice this technique in your writing, you will find it carries over to your everyday spoken English as well. Before you know it, you'll be a more dynamic, compelling speaker and writer. Next, watch this video to improve your vocabulary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxjsWwgPjwM Take the quiz on this lesson at: https://www.engvid.com/english-writing-show-not-tell/ TRANSCRIPT Welcome back to engVid. Here we are with a writing lesson. We are looking at the skill of showing, not telling, and it's going to transform your writing as long as you put it into practice afterwards. "Show, not tell. What's he talking about?" When we're writing we want to avoid simple statements that don't really add any description or flavour. For example: "The man was stressed." [Snores] Boring. Instead, I want you to paint a picture, I really want you to describe the man is stressed without telling me that he is. So how can you do that? We're kind of trying to avoid this word, and describe it instead. So what's he doing? "The man was fidgeting. Ah, he's fidgeting. He's so stressed, he can't sort of stay still. And biting his nails." Okay? So pick out a couple of details that show how the person was. Next one: "The room was messy." Again, it's a simple, simple sentence. It's just one sort of main clause and it's not very interesting. Much better to describe the items in the room that make it messy. For example: "There was a leftover pizza, dirty clothes were strewn"... I'll write that word for you. That means they were covering the floor. "...and there were dirty plates and cups". Okay? These details give us the idea that it is messy. Example three: "The woman was confident." Okay, but it would be much more effective if you described how she was confident. So, how does she move? How do other people react to her? "She strode", that means she walked, but with purpose. Okay? So I've picked an interesting verb. "She strode into the room, and everyone turned their heads to notice her." Okay? Much clearer, more vivid idea of confidence than just saying she was confident. Example four: "The boy was careful." Tell us how he was careful. "He placed his favourite magazine in the top drawer of his cabinet." Okay? So we need to say exactly what he is placing, the object there has been missed out. "He placed"... There's no room for me to write it. You get the idea, he places his favourite book or magazine, and look how specific it is: "the top drawer of his cabinet". Next example: "The stadium was full." Again, I'm bored with this simple sentence construction. We need to make it more interesting. "The sound from the stadium was deafening", okay? And then give us some main action perhaps: "The sound from the stadium was deafening as the crowd rose up to chant the player's name." Okay? Give the sense that the stadium is full from what you can see and what you can hear. Okay? A couple of ones to describe weather. "It was hot." Okay? Well, a very young child could write a sentence like that, so if you're sort of a teenager or an adult, it's time to raise the bar. How can we tell that it is hot? Well: "The sun was causing damage to", "The sun was melting", "The sun was burning", "The sun was causing the lady's skin to turn red". Okay? Pick out details that show the effect. "It was cold. It was cold." How do we know it was cold? How cold did it feel? What can you see? "Drainpipes were freezing, ice was as thick as"... I don't know. "It was three inches thick." Whatever, you've got to show details rather than just stating things. -"It was windy." -"The umbrella was totally bent out of shape. The umbrella"-you know for keeping the rain off us-"was totally"-that means fully-"bent"-Yeah? Bent-"...out of shape", out of its normal position. "He found it funny." Right? How funny did he find it? Okay? Better to... For us to get the idea to picture what he was doing: "He was rolling around the floor in hysterics." Okay? When you're so... Find something so funny, you're like: [Laughs]. Okay? He can't control his body he finds it so funny. "Hysterics", that means like totally lost control. "Hysteria". Okay? Hysterics. "In hysterics" means finding something really, really funny. "The castle was captured." Right. I want to get a sense of drama. I want to imagine what's happening there at the castle. Is the king having his head cut off? Are the new army marching in? What's happening? "The new flag was hoisted up on high, greeted by a cheer from the crowd." Okay? Paint pictures, pick out details. Okay? It's good to have a range of adjectives, but how can you show those adjectives? How can you describe them instead? Thank you for watching today's video. Have a go at the quiz after this, and I'll see you very soon. Remember to subscribe. Bye.
Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century - with Steven Pinker
Does writing well matter in an age of instant communication? Drawing on the latest research in linguistics and cognitive science, Steven Pinker replaces the recycled dogma of style guides with reason and evidence. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rYAnYXIhL0 In this brand-new talk, introduced by Lord Melvyn Bragg, Steven argues that style still matters: in communicating effectively, in enhancing the spread of ideas, in earning a reader’s trust and, not least, in adding beauty to the world. Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. He is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and conducts research on language and cognition but also writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and is the author of many books, including The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works. Melvyn Bragg is a broadcaster, writer and novelist. He was made a Life Peer (Lord Bragg of Wigton) in 1998. Since then he has hosted over 660 episodes of In Our Time on subjects ranging from Quantum Gravity to Truth. He was presenter of the BBC radio series The Routes of English, a history of the English language. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Leeds Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The Ri is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ri_science and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution and Tumblr: http://ri-science.tumblr.com/ Our editorial policy: http://www.rigb.org/home/editorial-policy Subscribe for the latest science videos: http://bit.ly/RiNewsletter
Views: 452613 The Royal Institution
Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing
The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), in collaboration with the Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series, welcomed Professor Steven Pinker and Visiting Professor Jill Abramson on December 9th, 2014 in a talk at Harvard titled, "Mastering Style: The Learning and Teaching of Writing." The discussion, inspired by the recent publication of Professor Pinker’s book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, was focused on the teaching and learning of writing, associated challenges, and practical recommendations. The starting point of effective writing, Pinker shared, is for the author to determine a mental model of the communication scenario between the writer and the reader. Pinker shared the “classic style” theory of interpreting writer/reader communication from literary scholars Francis-Noel Thomas and Mark Turner. Classic style aims to help the reader see objective reality, which can be accomplished by focusing on the thing being shown and not on the activity of studying it, as well as by avoiding clichés and “metaconcepts” (concepts about concepts), among other recommendations. Academic writing, in contrast, is frequently written in postmodern or self-conscious style, one that includes apologizing and hedging.
Views: 40080 Harvard University
Graphology or Handwriting Analysis
Class details: http://mikemandelhypnosis.com/handwriting Mike Mandel is an expert at handwriting analysis, otherwise known as graphology. This introductory video is meant as a fun and informative way to introduce graphology to you. Enjoy! Check out our website at http://mikemandelhypnosis.com for lots more awesome stuff related to hypnosis, personal development and self improvement.
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The Sense of Style The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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Fountainpen (Fountain pen) Writing
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Writing a letter to my Grandma in Chinese
Writing a letter to my grandma in chinese nai nai! Please check out my other video tutorials here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZzwmVuoUf0&list=PL8CA489640843B81D&feature=plpp_play_all
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Here's Why Writing Style Matters for Content Marketing
Style is the sauce that makes the dish when it comes to effective writing, but many marketers ignore it, or at least fail to make use of it. In this episode of the popular Here's Why digital marketing video series, Stone Temple's Mark Traphagen explains why developing a proper style is key to making sure your marketing messages hit home. Brought to you by Stone Temple Digital Marketing https://www.stonetemple.com Resources: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Sense-Style-Thinking-Persons-Writing/dp/0143127799
Views: 4106 Eric Enge
Academic Writing Style Workshop
Learning Development Service @ Queen's University Belfast http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/learning/
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Sense of Style: The Thinking Person?s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Audiobook
You can listen to the full audiobook Sense of Style: The Thinking Person?s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century for free at audibay.com Format: Unabridged Written by: Steven Pinker Narrated by: Arthur Morey Release date: 9/30/2014 Duration: 12 hrs 29 mins Genres: Business A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker. Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn't carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish. Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. Contact: [email protected]
Views: 0 Wilburn Culver
How to Use Formal and Informal English - English Speaking and Writing Fluency
In this lesson, you can learn about formal and informal English. You’ll learn how to recognise and use formal and informal styles in your spoken and written English. See the full lesson here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/formal-informal-english Contents: 1. Three Levels of Language 0:47 2. When to Use Formal, Neutral, or Informal Language 3:07 3. Sentence Structure in Formal and Informal English 6:18 4. Formal and Informal English Vocabulary 9:54 5. Directness in Formal and Informal English 13:58 6. Formal and Informal Written English 18:13 In this lesson you can learn: - The three levels of formality: Formal, Neutral, and Informal English. - When you should use formal, neutral, and informal English. - Sentence structure in formal and informal English. - Formal and informal English vocabulary. - Levels of directness in formal and informal English. - How to use formal and informal English in writing. See more free English lessons on our website: http://oxfordonlineenglish.com/
Views: 195926 Oxford Online English
Steven Pinker on bad and good writing
The psychologist and word-usage expert has produced a new style guide with cognitive sensibilities called "The Sense of Style". For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1uESjz9
Views: 30603 The Economist
Writing Left Handed
Advice and demonstrations on writing left handed for parents and teachers of left handed children. Left handed pens and writing aids. Writing left-handed guide. Simple techniques for improving handwriting.
Views: 281363 LeftHandersClub
How Unique And Identifiable Is A Persons Writing Style?
How Unique And Identifiable Is A Persons Writing Style? Writing TV has a bunch of videos on technique and a free download of Stephen King's audiobook on the craft of writing: http://learntowrite.download/index.php/learn-how-to-be-a-great-writer-from-stephen-king-download-the-entire-audibook-free/ I mean, if you're going to learn from anyone, who better? It depends on the writer, I suspect. I know mine's identifiable because of a funny story. Style actually means more than voice, but the story is about voice. Source(s): https://www.quora.com/How-unique-and-identifiable-is-a-persons-writing-style More: https://youtu.be/qhxNCwxc0Qc Subscribe to our channel!
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker Author: Steven Pinker Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 22, 2015) ISBN-10: 0143127799 ISBN-13: 978-0143127796 Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches Format: PDF / EPUB / Mobi / Kindle Price: $11.55 Rating: 4.0 Buy now from amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/0143127799?tag=neokidapso-20 Or Get it from: http://neokidapso.com/the-sense-of-style-the-thinking-persons-guide-to-writing-in-the-21st-century-pdf-download/
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IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types
Be prepared for any essay on the IELTS exam by knowing what to expect. Whether it's an opinion essay, a comparative, or a descriptive essay, your approach will need to match the task. In this lesson we look at what kinds of questions may come up and how to approach these. I'll break it down in detail, clearly, so you know exactly what you should do with each type of essay question. Follow my suggestions and you will succeed. This is the detailed essay video I mentioned in the lesson: https://youtu.be/1W9iimRFmF0 Go to my writing YouTube channel, Write to Top, and subscribe for more writing videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJ_sF-R6PPqFgPNOjcwSxQ/ More IELTS videos: 1. IELTS: 3 Reading Strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ePX99GM70 2. IELTS: The 5-Step Study Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhJ1RqWl-k 3. IELTS Writing: 5 Most Common Mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFoWVbgT1Tg TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to engVid. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is an IELTS lesson, so as usual, I'll be speaking a little bit faster than normal, give you a little bit of listening practice. And today we're going to look at specifically the essay types, the types of essays you're going to have to come across for those of you taking the IELTS test in the writing section task two, the independent essay. I'm going to talk about the types of essays, and a very general idea, a very general discussion about how to approach, generally again, the essay. I want to make... Talk about templates, but I'll do that a little bit later. So first of all, the main thing to remember, you have essentially three types of essays that you're going to come across on the IELTS writing test. You're going to have an essay that asks for an opinion, you're going to have an essay that does not ask for an opinion, and then you're going to have a hybrid, you're going to have a combination of the two. Okay? So first let's go over the types of questions you might see that ask for an opinion. Now, it's very important to recognize that not all of you... Sorry, not all of the questions are going to be specifically mentioning the word: "opinion", or "think", or "believe", but you still have to recognize. So: "Do you agree or disagree with whatever has been mentioned before?" or whatever is written there. "Do you agree or disagree?" Take a side. "I agree with this because", reasons. "I disagree because", reasons. And similarly: "To what extent do you agree or disagree?" A quick word about "to what extent", I personally recommend completely, totally, fully agree with whatever you agree with because it's a much easier essay to write. If you say: "I somewhat agree", then you have to look at both sides and tell me what you agree with, what you disagree with. If you say: "I completely agree with this idea", then you only have to focus on that idea. It's much easier. "Do you think" something, so this is a very direct question about your opinion. "What do you think about this?" or "What do you think are the causes of", "What do you think are the main issues or problems?" Now: "Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks", or: "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" As soon as you see, here, the word: "Do", it's a yes/no question, you have to say yes or no, and we're going to talk about yes/no questions. But this word: "outweigh"... "Are there more drawbacks or are there more benefits?" This is an opinion question. You decide if there are more drawbacks or opinions. "Which is better: This situation or this situation?" Okay? "Is it more important to do this or to do that?" So, again, these are all yes/no... This is a choice question because you have the "better", you have the comparative. And, again, you have this, plus the yes/no. So as soon as it's a yes/no question, it's an opinion question. Make sure that you answer very specifically yes or no, this side or this side, and say why you think so. Support your opinion. And yes/no, if a question begins with: "Should some... Should somebody do something?", "Should this be done?", "Do... Do people need to do this?" for example. Excuse me. Any yes/no question is asking for an opinion. Okay? Make sure that you give an opinion, make sure that you support that opinion. Okay, now, let's go on to the non-opinion questions. "Discuss", so they're going to give you two attitudes, or two views, or two approaches to something. They say: "Discuss both views. Discuss both attitudes." This is not asking for your opinion. So, one thing, it's a general rule of thumb, don't always apply it because some of you don't like to use the word "I", but if the question has a "you", the answer can, and in most cases should, have an "I". Okay? You don't have to use the personal pronoun. It's not wrong to. A lot of people are afraid, they think academic essays shouldn't use "I". Totally okay, recommended for a lot of people. If you can't make your views clear without using the "I", then use the "I". Here, don't use the "I".
5 BEST styles of worldbuilding writing
Want to up your worldbuilding game? Janet from World Anvil takes you through the five best writing styles for your worldbuilding, with tips to get you started for each. Remember to watch to the end for some hilarious bloopers, and put your 5 examples - a sentence for each type - in the comments below! ******** Website: https://www.worldanvil.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/WorldAnvil Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldAnvil Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldAnvil Discord: https://discord.gg/cxKYPrD ******** **Worldbuilding Style Examples from our Community:** - 3rd Person Omniscient - TJ's "Ves Palu": https://www.worldanvil.com/w/brass-tjtrewin/a/ves-palu-article - 1st Person Limited - Brandon Rockwell's "Sathiid": https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ethnis-ademal/a/sathiid-article - Epistolary Style - Isaac Walker's world "Macalgra": https://www.worldanvil.com/w/macalgra-xanthussmarduk/a/amos-article - Myths and Legends - Koray Birenheide's "Primer on the Moths of Yamoto": https://worldanvil.com/w/aqualon-isanite/a/codex-riccardium---a-primer-on-the-moths-of-yamato-article - Narrative Prose - Vertixico’s "Luductus": https://www.worldanvil.com/w/skeigham-vertixico/a/luductus-article *******
Writing in the Third Person and Pronoun Agreement
This video was created by Jeannie Anderson for English 102 students at Waubonsee Community College
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How to Find Your Writing Voice — Improve Your Writing Style!
Hiya WriteRighters, Josh Rueff here, welcome to the WriteRightRite! Wow this video took forever... But it was totally worth it — if it helped me remember the best strategies to finding my writing voice, I'm sure it'll help others as well. Many thanks to the photographers, funny pic-makers and composers who helped make this tutorial easier to watch (: I've given you attribution below in the first comment because it wouldn't fit here. Here's the transcription of the information we went over in the how to find your writing voice video: This is one of the best questions I hear from new writers. How do I fine-tune my writing voice? I believe this is one of the most important questions any writer can ask, whether you're just on the brink of making the plunge into writing, or a seasoned writing veteran. It's like your clothes, hobbies, your work if you love it — the art you create, the music you listen to and those glorious DIY projects you build from scratch. Your writing voice is what sets you apart; it's what brings readers to you and fuels your motivation — because writing, once you've found your voice, becomes an extension of your personality, a way to connect with people and a channel to express who you are. There's a lot of noise in the world around us, and as a writer, part of your craft is being heard, and the way we do that is by showing who you are, how you're unique from everyone else and why your voice is important to listen to. This is how you can start finding your writing voice: 1. Find your personality. If you could choose one vehicle that would best communicate your personality, what would it be? If you had to wear 3 sets of clothing to express your personality, what would they be? What are the top 3 foods that you would be if you reincarnated into a culinary dish? (That's assuming you've completely jacked your karma of course) 2. Using the answers you chose from those questions, describe yourself with 3 words. For example, I may say that I'm Inventive, Quirky, and Honest. 3. Now pay attention to how you talk in every day conversation. Do you joke a lot? Maybe you like to debate or dig to the root of every issue — on the other hand you may prefer jumping lightly from topic to topic because you get bored without variety. 4. Using that info, compare it to your writing. Ask yourself, Is this how I talk? One of the most common mistakes a writer can make is to write with words she or he would never use in every day conversation. This will come across as awkward, clumsy and even pretentious at times. 5. What are your favorite books? Do the authors of those books write in a voice you'd like to emulate? If so, study their voice as you read — note how they use punctuation, imagery, metaphors and rhythm. Look for the quirks and nuances that make their voice different from everyone else's. 6. Another great thing to learn about yourself is your life passions. What are your favorite hobbies, sports, pastimes? Choose the word that best describes your favorite activities in life, and add that to the description of your voice. 7. What emotions do you feel most often? Add them to your writer's voice toolbox. 8. Sometimes other people know us better than we know ourselves. Your writer's voice is something your friends and family will know better than anyone — including yourself. Tell them you're honing your writing craft and you need to learn more about your voice. Ask them questions like, what makes the way I communicate different from everyone else? You need to know every odd choice of words, speech ticks, unique expressions and body language. Ask them the same questions you just asked yourself, and make sure it's not all about you — tell them how you think their personality is unique and learn about how they'd describe themselves. After you've done this — keeping notes of your answers and other people's answers, keep the good and trash the bad. If you have a tendency to ramble, learn to be succinct. If your vocabulary is bland, expand your mind with new words — once you've used a new word in conversation twice a day, every day for a week, you've gained ownership of that word. Try it, you'll see what I mean. Weed out everything you don't like about your current voice, and strive to create the voice that you want. Don't worry about being a copycat — if you start writing like Hemingway it'll come across as... not real. But over time with lots of deliberate practice, your voice will emerge with only hints of influence from Hemingway and your other favorite writers. One last thought I'd like to add is that finding your writing voice takes time. Be patient and be as deliberate as possible in learning your current voice, choosing your ideal voice, and creating the perfect writing voice that expresses who you are, and makes the statement " I am important to listen to".
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*Writing an Academic Paper in 3rd Person/Generic
If you struggle to understand how to write using the academic and professional writing style which requires 3rd person academic/generic, you will find this video helpful.
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Creative Writing:  Narrative Writing Tips- Choosing 1st 2nd or 3rd person
Creative Writing: Narrative Writing Tips- Choosing 1st 2nd or 3rd person Ever wondered how to choose either first, second or third person when writing a narrative? The fact is, you don't need to wait to be told what to choose. You can make the best decision yourself to achieve your intended effect. Choose first person when you want to hone in on a particular character's feelings and perspective of a situation. There is scope to explore intimate details that only first person narration would allow. Choose second person to completely engage your reader as they embark on a journey that sparks their imagination or is universal and believable for him or her. Use third person to provide detailed commentary on multiple characters and formulate a narrative voice that is separate from the voice of the protagonist. This video on narrative writing will shed light on how to select the best narrative perspective for your story. Links excelinenglish.com.au Udemy discount Course https://www.udemy.com/master-public-speaking-presenting-like-a-pro/?couponCode=50%25+off+Master+Public+Speaking+for+Youtube+Users
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How to be a More Organized Person (And Writer!) ■ Writing Advice Questions & Answers
Following up on the series of “How to Max” this time I talk about my system for being a more organized person! I hope you like it!! ❤️ ★ How to Plan a Novel (Video Guide): https://youtu.be/hjdvcdRqDUY ☆ Subscribe to never miss any of my videos: http://bit.ly/sub-mkirin Become a Patron, watch my videos early! ↳https://www.patreon.com/mkirin Treat me to a Cup of Coffee (One-Time Donation!) ↳https://ko-fi.com/A36250L My Books! ↳http://amzn.to/2cyicM0 ⋯BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS⋯ “On Writing” ➞ http://amzn.to/2d5lQlB “Bird By Bird” ➞ http://amzn.to/2cWDZwX “The Elements of Style” ➞ http://amzn.to/2dadgOq ⋯MORE RECOMMENDATIONS⋯ “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” ➞ http://amzn.to/2kUC96R “Getting Things Done” ➞ http://amzn.to/2kUBMJP ✦✦✦✦✦ Now Playing ✦✦✦✦✦ The song you heard during this video was “Slowpoke Shuffle” by WillRock. You can download this and many other FREE remixes over at OCREMIX.ORG (the link for this particular song can be found here: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02267). Did you like what you heard? Please consider following and supporting the awesome people who made it possible! WillRock ► Homepage: http://willrock.co.uk/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillRock07 OCRemix ► YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ocremix ► Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ocremix ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/ocremix
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Zadie Smith Interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing
“Writing is all shame.” Zadie Smith – often referred to as “the superstar of British literature” – here talks about how shame can be used to “propel you on to something,” and why one must try to understand where people’s rage is coming from. On the subject of ‘shame’, Smith feels that there is a positive element to it, as being shameless is very dangerous: “In America, our president at the moment is a shameless person.” She finds that shame can even be productive and that writing is an entirely shameful practice: “Who are you to write 400 pages about anything? Why should anybody have to read them? Every moment of it is shameful.” In continuation of this, revisiting your early work isn’t an easy thing for her: “It always feels quite distant, partly because when you’re writing it’s such an obsessive thing, and then when you’re done it’s like pushing something out of your body you don’t want to be involved with anymore.” Moreover, as “writing is wonderfully solitary” and many writers are quite introvert, it is the act of performing that prevents them from excelling in other things that they may be good at: “I think writing gives the most possibility of improvement. I was never going to be Stevie Wonder, no matter how hard I tried, but with writing you can get better.” Smith argues that it is important to try to understand how the rage of the right-wing increased during the eight years, where they were the ones with a president they couldn’t relate to: “I think you have to think of emotions as real even when they’re extremely alien to you.” Rather than being overwhelmed with anger at extreme opinions, one must try to conceive of it: “I feel the rage, but my rage matching their rage is pointless. I think it’s more interesting to think about what it is about white people that find the idea of any collectivity that excludes them so upsetting.” Smith finds that insecurity, jealousy and “a kind of vanity that you should always be included in all things” are at the root of this rage. But it’s okay if things aren’t necessarily about you: “Why do you turn that moment of mystery, where you’re not sure what’s going on, immediately into rage?” Zadie Smith (b. 1975) is a British novelist, essayist and short story writer. She is the author of the critically praised novels ‘White Teeth’ (2000), ‘The Autograph Man’ (2002), ‘On Beauty’ (2005), ‘NW’ (2012) and ‘Swing Time’ (2016). Smith is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award for ‘White Teeth’, ‘Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists’ (2003 and 2013), ‘Welt-Literaturpreis’ (2016) and the ‘Langston Hughes Medal’ (2017). She lives in New York City. Zadie Smith was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg in August 2017 in connection with the Louisiana Literature festival in Denmark. Camera: Klaus Elmer Edited by: Klaus Elmer Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2018 Supported by Nordea-fonden FOLLOW US HERE! Website: http://channel.louisiana.dk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaChannel Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/louisianachannel Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LouisianaChann
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Tips for writing a Biography
http://www.HelpwIthAssignment.com The video is a presentation about how to write a good biography. A biography is a record of one's life. It is written in order to know what are the incidents and events that make up a person's life. Biographies can be used to analyze and interpret the events in a person's life. Every student has to write a biography at least once during education. But, the depth and the detail will vary from grade to grade. A lower grade student's biography will be very simpler to that of a middle school level or a high-school level biography. Let us discuss a few tips to write a good biography. Each biography will include basic details like the date of birth and death (if any), family information, achievements in life, major incidents or events in life, impact of the person on society and the historical significance of the person. Collecting the basic information about the date of birth and death, daily activities, etc is not a great task in itself. But, collecting information about the person's hardships in life, the courage that the person displayed and the achievements in the due course of time, etc are important. This will also include the morals or the ethics of the person. Overall, the writer must be able to shed a light on the character of the person. An important point here is that while writing a biography, the readers will be more interested in the achievements of the person rather than the dates. Mentioning the details of the events of the person's life is important, but not as much as the achievements or the character or the ethics for which the person stood for or fought for are much more important. The beginning of the biography must be made a little interesting. This will create an excitement in the readers. But, at the same time it must also be relevant. A small paragraph of about two or three lines can be mentioned about the person's greatest achievement and then the person's life from the very beginning can be talked about. Good grades to the student can be guaranteed if a biography is written with the above mentioned points are followed. We wish all the best to all those students who are about to write a biography. For more details on how to write a good biography one can visit our website http://www.helpwithassignment.com/.
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What your speaking style, like, says about you | Vera Regan | TEDxDublin
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How we use language - our accent, expressions, and the structure of our sentences - changes from region to region. Vera Regan explains why we should listen to these differences, and why language can act as a cultural barometer. Sociolinguist Vera Regan is a researcher at University College Dublin, and her work explores the relationship between our cultural landscape and our changing language. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Writing Fiction & Poetry : How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator, with tips from a published author and English professor in this free video on writing. Expert: David M. Harris Bio: David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
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Learn the Basics of Handwriting Analysis : Understand Writing Strokes in Handwriting Analysis
Learn to use a person's writing strokes to determine their handwriting style in this free handwriting analysis video series from our graphology expert. Expert: Carmen Lynne Bio: Carmen Lynne, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has been in private practice since January 2007 assisting clients in achieving their personal goals in such areas as habit modification, stress reducti Filmmaker: Louis Nathan
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Brandon Sanderson Lecture 3: Third person viewpoints (3/5)
Brandon discusses the strengths and pitfalls of writing in the third person viewpoint. Next up: Description part 1 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUpZ5r5CyNw. See the entire class in one place with notes at http://www.writeaboutdragons.com/home/brandon_w2012/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CVf8/
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√ Formal Writing Style | Essay Writing | English
#iitutor #English #EssayWriting https://www.iitutor.com/ Let’s have a look at formal writing in detail. It is essential that you employ these techniques in your essay writing, to not only make sure you are using correct structure, it also gives your answer more authority. Impersonal writing involves using objective details that do not refer to ‘you’. For instance, ‘we’ needs to be replaced by specifically who ‘we’ represents. ‘We have a problem with crime’ becomes: ‘Australia has a higher than average level of criminal activity’. Perfect grammar involves using grammar according to its rules. You should focus on adding complex sentences in your essay writing, which are structured in a proper way. e.g. In the text, the theme of belonging is expressed through hyperbole and irony, techniques which enhance the sense of Juliet’s attachment to her home. Tense depends on whether you are writing about something that has happened previously (past); or is a constant (present). e.g. ‘Gerard is portrayed as a rebellious teenager, whose distrust of authority often causes conflict between his family, and results in violent outbursts.’ This is in ‘present’ tense because you are arguing this is an unchanging representation of the story. If you were to discuss the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’: The history of the event is in past tense. The effects on society today are present. Language needs to be simple and specific. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Right: Several species of American beaver are threatened with extinction as the result of heavy forest clearance and introduced species. Let’s go through some rights and wrongs: Wrong: Tragically, many unfortunate animals are threatened by logging. Wrong: Species of furry little beavers are needlessly threatened by the reckless and dangerous activity of unprecedented forest clearance. Wrong: Beavers are dying because of people. Your writing must interpret ideas, discuss them and represent them as fact. “The raven is a symbol which indicates desperation, and seeks to represent the narrator as ‘desperate’.” This statement is entirely opinion, yet is portrayed as if it were fact.
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Reading, Writing & Education : How to Write a Story in 1st Person
Write a story in first person by reading other fiction that is written in first person, having the character tell the story, using first person pronouns and revealing information about the character through first person conversations. Revise several drafts of a first person story with advice from a writing instructor and former classroom teacher in this free video on writing. Expert: Laura Minnigerode Contact: www.youngwritersworkshops.com Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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How to spot a leader in their handwriting | Jamie Mason Cohen | TEDxUBIWiltz
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Do Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela have anything extraordinary in common? Jamie Mason Cohen shows in this entertaining, thought-provoking and interactive talk that great leaders share some intriguing personality traits... in their handwriting! And what's more fascinating is that each of us also possesses some of these traits in the way we write too. What if, with some small changes in your writing strokes you could take your inner leader to its fullest potential? "You all have the power to lead, if only you pause for a moment to look inside your writing", Cohen says. It's a message with inspiring possibilities for us all. What others say: "[Jamie's] abilities are heroic and like a super hero, [he] uses them wisely. [He] has the ability to identify peoples' leadership qualities, 'promote' those qualities and send them away to be confident that they are the 'best' reflection of their handwriting." TEDxUBIWiltz Organizer, Dirk Daenen. Jamie Mason Cohen is a former film director turned high school teacher who once worked for Saturday Night Live. He is the recipient of the 2013 TED/Huffington Post international teaching award, The Sole Challenge, and a lifelong student of handwriting analysis. Cohen is an innovation expert in education who creates and applies 21st century creative learning strategies to inspire students and teachers around the world in the classroom and the conference room. Handwriting analysis gave Cohen, a shy, twelve year-old boy who was afraid of speaking in front of others the realization that he could express himself with words and that he had dreams to do it one day. From that day on, Cohen developed a passion for learning how a person's writing could reveal what makes them truly extraordinary. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Seven Tips For Writing The Greatest Best Man's Speech - Episode #23
If You Want to Inject Added Charisma, Sign Up For Marcus' Newsletter http://yourcharismacoach.com/youtube Feeling nervous about having to write a best man speech? This video will show you how to prepare, write and present a funny speech that makes your audience laugh. You'll learn the importance of a great best man speech structure and how to insert jokes easily! Writing a best man's speech needn't take away from the fun of a wedding. This video outlines seven important steps that will set your speech apart: 1. Opening remarks 2. Formal compliments 3. Personal introduction 4. Stories about the groom 5. Advice to the happy couple 6. Heartfelt comments 7. The toast! If you watch the video and learn how to include these steps, you'll be almost guaranteed to give the greatest best man's speech!
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DRAWING & mirror writing skills by Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci is known as an Italian polymath or a person, who is incredibly gifted and skilled in several fields of study at the same time. Da Vinci is known as a brilliant inventor and scientist, mathematician and engineer, sculptor and architect. To top it off, he was a sophisticated left-handed painter, who had several cool tricks up his sleeve. Leonardo, as a master of his craft, was able to use his left hand for drawing and his right hand for writing. He could even complete such tricks a mirror drawing and writing. One of the best examples of such skill in the famous Vitruvian Man image, which has notes on created in the mirror writing style. This artist once more proves the artistic inclination of left-handed people but there are still many experts questioning such a theory. If you would like to know more about other successful lefties or find out other cool facts about Da Vinci, please check out full version of our video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XrBNska7Wg We have briefly reviewed top ten fun facts about this artist and here are just some of them: - the most popular Da Vinci inventions were put to a test, find out which of them were actually useful; - why Leonardo didn’t have a last name in modern understanding? - what is sfumato or Leonardo’s smoke? - scientific theories regarding the true meaning of La Gioconda’s emotions; - and many more. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comment section. Thanks for your time!
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