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Week 4 Lab: Writers Write

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For my week 4 lab, I decided that it would be a good idea to explore the Writers write page and find articles that might catch my attention. A lot of articles caught my attention, however the articles on "5 Things to Remember while writing a Novel" and "The Edit" stood out to me the most. 5 Things to Remember while writing a NovelThis post focuses on a few important rules to keep in mind when writing a novel. Writing a novel is a time consuming task and requires a lot of patience and attention. This article focuses on 5 basic yet important rules when writing a novel. First rule is to gather a complete thought or idea to base the novel off of. Your plot could change any second, it is important to stay goal oriented and focus on a certain idea or goal. The second rule is to pay attention to time. Your masterpiece requires time, and this is important. Having a set schedule might help your writing process go smoothly. Number 3 is to have a game plan. Having your plot …

Reading Notes: Ramayana Notes Part D

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The plot thickens in the last of the reading as is begins with the creation of Rama's bridge. Rama was conflicted with the idea of crossing the ocean to get to Lanka. He witnessed Hanuman leap the gap by using his power, which he lacked. His way to solving his situation is by dealing with the Gods and performing sacrifices to get the God of Ocean on his side.     However, attempt to do this was a failure, as the God had no interest in him. He grew with rage and took out his rage by blindly firing arrows and weapons into the water. Hanuman continues to be a bold character in the plot as he hops into battle with Rama and Ravana. Hanuman was a very clever character as he was able to outsmart any situation with the help of his powers. One part of the plot that interested me was when he was able to manipulate the look of Sita so she can be hidden from the public and no one would know.    Rama is crowned king, and is instantly dealt with a tough choice to make. Sita was looked down …

Reading Notes: Ramayana Part C

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Ramayana Reading Notes Part CCharacter    The story introduces Sugriva, which is the monkey king, and Hanuman the son of Wind God and monkey God. More Names: Vali, Tara, Angada, Sampati, IndrajitPlotThe plot begins with Rama and Lakshmana laving Shabari in search of Sugriva. Hanuman serves as a guide and taken then to Sugriva. Then the quick introduction of Vali, Sugriva's older brother made an appearance in the fight scene in the cave. He was battled with physical and mental trauma. Later a plot battle with Rama, Sugriva and Vali turned out in a death. Vali was killed by a flank from Rama.     Search for Sita sends seeker in the direction to Lanka, as this is where Sita is held captive by force. Sampati, which is Jatayu's brother (bird), sends a helping hand by guiding in the right direction. An important plot line in the reading was Hanuman's Leap, as he was conflicted with the truth of his birth story, as well as battles with Rakshasi.     Hanuman eventually finds the p…

Feedback Strategies from Reading

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Feedback StrategiesThe article written by Adam Grant titled, "How to Give Bad Feedback without being a Jerk" mentions unique point in how a reader can leave a writer in a manner that the writer can seek better improvement. One main role in giving feedback is explaining why you are giving feedback. This allows the writer to not feel "attacked" and makes them feel ensured in a way.  Another key feature you have to think of phycologically is to not put yourself above the writer in order not make him/her feel inferior. Aside from the details mentioned in the article, another way I found out through personal experience is that sometimes asking the writer questions will help the writer get into a brainstorming environment, thus allowing him to answer the original question and even have a chance at improvement with better ideas. 
    Many people do not know their potential abilities, whether it is writing, athletics and or etc. Sometimes people require that extra push or e…

Topic Research: Greek and Indian Gods

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Have you ever taken the time to think about how relatable different Gods are in different cultures? Many of them can be referred back to time of the Roman/ Greek Gods and Goddesses and even see a resemblance in the Indian Devas. In the Hindu mythology, the battle between Gods and Asuras (demons) comes down to the source of good and evil. This is similar to the fact that Greek mythology wages between life and death, which is played out by the Gods and the Titans (evil).Story Topic OneTopic one will talk about how both mythologies served a similar plot line between the Hindu Krishna and Kamsa and the Greek Kronos and Zeus. I believe this will be a great story telling piece as it ties similar morals and follow the same pattern, thus making the two topics highly relatable.Story Topic TwoFor topic two I decided to be more specific and isolate into two specific characters of Zeus, The Greek God of Thunder and Indra, The God of Thunder in Hindu mythology. They both share the symbolic thunder…

Week 3 Story

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Authors Note: This story was inspired by the story of Ramayana and the reading for Part A, found on PDE Ramayana. I told the same plot line in the reading and turned it into a dramatic plot between two planets and a battle between the Gods and a King. The kingdom of Koshala and the Gods would serve for the two sides in conflict (Echo and AI). King Dasharatha, the king in the reading is introduced as King Dash in this story. He has the super power to control fire, and he unleashes on cities because of his uncontrollable anger and pain. He battles with the Gods in return of asking for a child, a son to be specific. He learns and important lesson at the end. I wanted to focus in the plot line around the ritual with the Gods and the sacrifice of a horse in return for 4 sons. Sacrifice of a LifeOn a lovely cold morning on planet Echo, King Dash wakes up once again to his grueling job as a ruler of a kingdom. Several talks around his land of next heir has King Dash in a grumpy mood. He was …

Reading Notes, Ramayana Part A

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Bibliography: Ramayana, Various Authors, Public Domain EditionCharacterThe story introduces a high king named Dasharatha. This king ruled an entire kingdom, with pride. He had everything he needed. The idea of royalty is to have a blood line following in your footsteps, which the mighty king lacked. His only problem was could not have a baby, even with having three wives.  More Characters: Vishnu, Shiva, Indra and Brahma (Gods), Ravana, Rama, Laskmana, and more. SettingThe kingdoms played a key role in the story. The kingdoms of Koshala and Janaka. PlotDasharatha works towards his dream of having a son. He does so by engaging with Gods and using their attention and powers for his benefit. This plot carries onto the land of the Gods, and their battles. Ravana, a supernatural cause has plans of his own and his destruction. The plot engages in finding solutions and creating drama between humans and Gods. Sacrifice called Ashwamedha was taken place with a sacrifice of a horse in return fo…