Anne Bradstreet in her poem, “The Author to Her Book”, elaborates on the true struggles of the publishing process that writers may experience in their writing careers. Through a unique perspective, Bradstreet introduces the narrator of the poem as a writer with a “deformed” piece of work, which is compared to a mother with a child with deformities; both of which are exposed to the public eye. Though the use of an extended metaphor, Bradstreet in “The Author to Her Book” compares a defected piece of work to similarly, a child that has defects as well, which is used to convey the speaker’s self-critical, yet, loving attitude toward her work.
Writing may be an enthralling experience for one and a clever way to decompress for another. In general, however, writing has different purposes for a variety of people. “Why I Write,” written in the late 20th century by Terry Tempest Williams, describes various reasons for writing narrated from a female’s perspective. The short essay begins in the middle of the night with a woman engulfed in her own thoughts. She abruptly goes forth by reciting the multiple reasons why she continues to write in her life. Through a variety of rhetorical devices such as repetition, imagery, analogies, and symbolism, Terry Tempest Williams produces an elegant piece of writing that offers the audience insight into the narrator’s life and forces the audience to have empathy for the narrator with the situation she is incurring.
Staring at the screen, the young author sighed in frustration, her fingers once again failing her as she was distracted by the din of the news on TV. Resigned, she shut it off and turned back to her blank document wishing for the ability to channel her emotions towards the high expectations placed before her, as well as the stigmas. She was growing tired of the starkness of the world around her.
Finally, she is able to detect the lies of her father. Lies he tries concealing. As he once indirectly pushed her away, Mariam needed him to know how much damage he causes. She would not spare him of the injustice he has commit. It would be the first time she speaks against a man. “ ‘I’ll visit you’ he muttered.[. . .] ‘No. No,’ she said. ‘Don’t come. I won’t see you. Don't you come. I don't want to hear from you. Ever. Ever.’ ”(50). Mariam is an intelligent, outgoing girl, daring at times. She went as far as walking to the busy streets of Kabul to search for her father. With this, she wanted to leave him with a wounded heart. Like she felt when he refused to open the doors of his home. After the miserable ceremony, these traits withered away.
Struggling author, Abigail Stark, is experiencing a major case of writer's block, so much so that she is considering giving up on her dream of becoming a New York Times best-selling author.
Over the course Melissa’s lifetime she has read one hundred and forty-eight books, and has a small list of thirteen books she is wanting to read, some of those books are “Covering Kate”, “Twisted Sisters”, “Pretty Face”, “Criminal”, and “Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls” (“Melissa C. Walker”). While Melissa is currently writing books, and freelances for magazines including Glamour, Teen Vogue, Fitness, Family Circle, and Marie Claire, Melissa is a former worker with the job of editing for ELLEgirl features and Seventeen Prom (“Melissa Walker”). As Melissa will post on her personal blog on how she writes her books, and the steps she takes (“Melissa C. Walker”). She has shared with the people who follow her steps and her inside thinking of what she does and the different thinking mechanisms she uses to write her books (“Melissa C. Walker”). Once Melissa begins writing each book, or shortly after, she creates a vision board with multiple ideas and the plot twists she plans on putting into the book, it helps her feel those first impressions, and to make sure she keeps the same occurrences happening throughout the entire book (“Melissa
In “The Author to Her Book,” Bradstreet is awash in indecision and internal conflicts over the merits and shortfalls of her creative abilities and the book that she produced. This elaborate internal struggle between pride and shame is manifested through a painstaking conceit in which she likens her book to her own child.
Overall, this quote shows Mariam’s character before the corruption of time very well. Mariam is only a young girl in the first chapters, and we watch her develop a naïve love for her less-than-adequate father. She idolizes her father as most girls her age do. She is happy and has few desires beyond spending time with, and pleasing, her dad. She is very kind and friendly with her family. This is a short expert pertaining to the very beginning of Mariam’s journey.
has done whatever she has needed to do to get what she wants, and the author
After graduating high school she proceeded on to college to earn a degree in writing and more. She went straight into the working field to start utilizing her degree and to begin her career. She had many jobs working towards becoming an author and having her own books that she would write. She worked as a Newspaper Reporter until she got married. She took the chance to spend her time writing at home while her husband was working out of the house as a newspaper reporter. For her career and her relationship with her husband, this would be the best choice for them in this timing. Due to the fact that she decided to take the opportunity, it really paid off that first day her first book was published and the books following the first publication. The day time she would spend at home working, her husband was working as a Newspaper Reporter. She spent multiple days finding her a critique that would work for her writing style and ideas for writing along with building strong writing structures. At the same time she was at home working on her writing, she was also raising the kids and putting her writing off for the free time, which was during her kids’ nap time. Managing both of these things after her endless amounts of rejections, she finally had her first book published in 1995 and then going from there she has published over 30 books so far in her writing career. So if you are in a densely populated, small town today that doesn't mean you should stay. Anyone can achieve a goal if they live up to it and take the right
Page one. I read the words all the words and to my surprise it wasn’t too bad. So, I flipped right ahead to page two and I was so engaged and loving it even more. I couldn’t put this book down for even a second, so when it was time for dinner, I sat at the table and snuck not my phone, but my book. It was extremely fascinating that's why. I couldn’t let go until Bud stuck the pencil right up his nose, I threw the book right under because I couldn’t handle the imagination while eating. I felt queasy and uncomfortable, so I asked to be excused and sprinted up the stairs tumbled, and then got right up and sprinted down the hall and slid right into the carpet. This marked the day i pulled my first all nighter. I finished the book. I finished the whole entire
She walks to the centermost oak tree near Mason Hall, she finally has found the perfect shady spot on an 80-degree day. She passes the boy from her Psychology class and gives him a small smile. She’s taking a journey to a jungle she doesn’t normally observe, a place where many humans and animals inhabit. There isn’t a breeze and the air feels drier than usual. The Diag seems unfriendly today, as she sits down she’s nervous of her surroundings. She plants herself on a somewhat clean patch of grass and pulls out her shiny laptop. She is reading “Werner Herzog’s Conquest of the Useless” for her freshman English class. As she dives her way into the reading she starts to think about where she is, what is going on around her, and the journey that she is on. A bushy red squirrel approaches her, she’s confused why it’s coming so close and quickly gets up to escape its presence. “Why in the world is this squirrel so close to me” she thinks to herself. The girl moves from the tree but as she get up she starts to notice specific details she hasn’t before.
Author Stacy Claflin writes in three different genres, and as the case with her Gone trilogy, often from multiple points of view. The result is stories that are filled with suspense, mystery and intrigue. Today we talk to her about how emotionally taxing it is to write about certain topics, how she finds balance in her busy life and what readers can expect from her
Karen’s mom usually reads her a bedtime story before she goes to sleep. Currently, her mom is reading a chapter a day of her favorite author’s new novel.
Anne Bradstreet, in her narrative poem, “The Author to Her Book,” clearly conveys her frustration and disgust about the release and publication of her book prior to her approval. Through the use of an extended metaphor, mother child relationship in comparison to the relationship between a writer and his/her book, to illustrate her deep passion, disappointment, and fear as her book is released into the world of great critics. Bradstreet’s tone is negative and a sense of shame and inadequacy is also voiced towards the symbolic child. Like any proud parent, Bradstreet is anxious about the weaknesses or flaws that she failed to correct, but ultimately she is left to accept the reality that regardless of its imperfections, her final product is now released in the real world.