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non-fiction, and the timeless narratives of classic literature. Whether you're in the midst of a page-turner, savoring a slow burn, or exploring various genres, your insights and experiences are what make this section a rich and diverse tapestry of literary exploration. So, let's turn the page together and delve into the stories that are shaping our thoughts and discussions. Share what you're reading now and join the conversation to connect, inspire, and broaden our collective literary horizons.

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To Be Read (TBR)

Embark on a journey of anticipation and inspiration in our "To Be Read" forum, a special haven for readers to share and explore the intriguing titles awaiting their attention. This is the place to showcase your carefully curated list of future reads, from the novels that whisper your name to the non-fiction works that promise to expand your horizons. Whether your list is brimming with upcoming releases, timeless classics, or hidden gems, this forum is your platform to share your literary aspirations and discover new titles to add to your collection. Engage with fellow readers, exchange recommendations, and build excitement for the pages that lie ahead. Dive into this space of potential and promise, where your next favorite book might just be a recommendation away. Let's inspire each other and grow our "To Be Read" lists together, creating a tapestry of tales waiting to be told.

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Creative Writing

Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwriting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.

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Poetry

Poetry (derived from the Greek poiesis, "making"), also called verse, is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning. A poem is a literary composition, written by a poet, using this principle.

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Prose

Prose is a form of written or spoken language that typically exhibits a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure. A related narrative device is the stream of consciousness, which also flows naturally but is not concerned with syntax. The word "prose" appears in English in the 14th century. It is derived from the Old French prose, which in turn originates in the Latin expression 'prosa oratio' (literally, straightforward or direct speech). Works of philosophy, history, economics, etc., journalism, and most fiction (an exception is the verse novel), are examples of works written in prose. It differs from most traditional poetry, where the form has a regular structure, consisting of verse based on metre and rhyme. However, developments in twentieth century literature, including free verse, concrete poetry, and prose poetry, have led to the idea of poetry and prose as two ends on a spectrum rather than firmly distinct from each other. The British poet T. S. Eliot noted, whereas "the distinction between verse and prose is clear, the distinction between poetry and prose is obscure."

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Children's Poetry

The magical world of children's poetry, where words dance and imaginations soar! Whether you're a parent, educator, or a young reader at heart, this forum is your passport to a land where verses spark curiosity and rhymes bring joy. Children's poetry is not just about fun and games; it's a pivotal tool for language development, emotional expression, and cultural exploration. Here, we'll uncover the secrets behind crafting poems that resonate with kids, explore the vast landscape of poetic forms tailored for young audiences, and share tips on how to style these compositions to captivate and educate. So, grab your literary map and let's set off on an adventure through the rhythmic hills and lyrical valleys of children's poetry!

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Children's Stories

From the adventurous tales of Peter Pan to the timeless lessons of The Little Prince, children's stories are the gateway to worlds of wonder, teaching valuable life lessons through captivating narratives and unforgettable characters. This forum will serve as your ultimate guide to exploring the art of storytelling for children, delving into various genres, understanding the nuances of audience engagement, and uncovering the storytelling techniques that make each story a magical journey for its young readers.

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Copy Holding | Copy Reading

"Copy holding" or "copy reading" employs two readers per proof. The first reads the text aloud literally as it appears, usually at a comparatively fast but uniform rate. The second reader follows along and marks any pertinent differences between what is read and what was typeset.
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Critique Rules/Étiquette

A constructive critique would contain some, but not necessarily all of these components: OPENING COMMENTS / INITIAL IMPRESSION || SCENE / SETTING || PLOT || PACING || DESCRIPTION || POINT OF VIEW || CHARACTER || DIALOGUE || SPELLING / GRAMMAR || OVERALL IMPRESSION || CLOSING COMMENTS. The PDF file attached provides additional detail.
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Story Structure

Most forms of narrative fall under four main categories: linear narrative, nonlinear narrative, interactive narration, and interactive narrative. Linear narrative is the most common form of narration, where events are largely portrayed in a chronological order telling the events in the order in which they occurred.
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Grammar

In linguistics, the grammar of a natural language is its set of structural constraints on speakers' or writers' composition of clauses, phrases, and words.
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Verb Tenses

Verbs come in three tenses: past, present, and future. The past is used to describe things that have already happened (e.g., earlier in the day, yesterday, last week, three years ago). The present tense is used to describe things that are happening right now, or things that are continuous. The future tense describes things that have yet to happen (e.g., later, tomorrow, next week, next year, three years from now).
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Vocabulary

A vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person's language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge.
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Scriptwriting

Scriptwriting is the process of writing a screenplay or script for a film, television show, play, or other dramatic performance. The script is a blueprint for the entire production and serves as a guide for the director, actors, and crew. Scriptwriting is a challenging and creative process that requires a combination of storytelling skills, technical knowledge, and an understanding of the industry.

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Songwriters (Discussion)

Welcome to the Songwriting Sphere, a vibrant forum dedicated to the art and craft of songwriting. Here, we gather to dissect the lyrical and musical genius of various artists, from the legendary to the newly emerging. Whether you're a seasoned songwriter looking to refine your craft or a beginner eager to pen your first song, this community offers a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and collaborative opportunities. Engage in discussions about different writing techniques, share your own experiences, and explore the diverse approaches that make songwriting a unique form of expression. Join us as we delve into the melodies that move the world and the words that resonate through the ages.

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