Annotative Essay on the book: ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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The term ‘hook-line-and-sinker’ is the eponymous of the way a human reacts to something of interest. Simply put, if a person really likes something they are, “hook-line-and-sinker.” The term comes from fishing, and it relates to the way that if a fish eats a fisherman’s hook (sharp part holding the bait that locks them) the line (fishing string) and the …

Military Discipline and PTSD

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What sets a combat veteran apart from others who suffer from PTSD is in the background of the trauma. While you don’t have to be in a war zone to have PTSD, the trauma related to a war zone is a far different one from other causes of PTSD. This isn’t to diminish the real life suffering and psychological effects …

The Craft of Writing: Reliable Narrator, in an Unreliable World

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Reliable Narrator In an Unreliable World “Some first lines are so powerful that you absolutely have to keep on reading.” –Noah Lukeman If a writer cannot hook their reader within the first sentence, paragraph, and ultimately the first chapter, then all is lost. Like a car salesman who knows that he has to make the sale before the customer leaves; …

AJ Verdelle – Revising Your Writing

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Type A Revision – with A.J. Verdelle – How to Revise Your Writing Write → Review → Tighten → Clarify → Reorder → Seek nuance → Move the story forward → How do you know when your story is finished? Finished: When you’ve said all you have to say. Finished: When there’s a clear beginning, middle, and end. Remember: “You don’t get the book you …