Creative Writing

  1. Article Writing and Blogging

    Difference between article and blogging
    Your internet presence and how it can affect your career.

  2. Samples of good blogs

  3. How can you create a blog?
    -What type of blogs can be popular?
    -What kind of blogs will improve your academic or career pursuits.

    Topics:

    -Body Shaming
    -Your own definition of body shaming
    -Ways body shaming is done (by strangers or people you know)
    -How to overcome body shaming
    -The correlation between eating disorders and body shaming

    -Body Language

    -Make an impression less than 30 seconds
    -Why is it important to make an impression in a short time
    -Bullying

    “I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It's the bully who's insecure.” Shay Mitchell

    Journalism: Interview a person who has been consistently bullied and how it impacted them. Ask them how they coped with it and came out of the situation successfully

    -Taboo Topics


    "
    I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.” Ivan Glasenberg

    -Will transgenders issues will remain the skeleton in the closet in our society even after they have ID cards?
    -The positive progression of transgender community on being able to have the National Identity Card.
    (Click here to read the news for reference).
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    A topic of your own choice in this category. Acceptance of topic is based on the approval for the instructor. E-mail the topic to the instructor to bushrae@rayacademics.com

    - Journalism: A short interview of a transgender and the issues that they have in society.

    Feature Writing:

    A True Story about a Cancer Survivor

    A Pakistani artist living in Brazil who had to face cancer.
    Writing material is available on this public facebook link:

    https://www.facebook.com/sahar.ansari.756

    Guidelines of Writing this feature:

    -Think of a good title
    -Choose 2-3 best images
    -Positivity of a Cancer survivor
    -Briefly touch upon the journey to survivor

    -Select a quote from the writings of Sehar Ansari.

    (Word limit: 600-800 words)

  4. Interviewing:
    Interview a celebrity, hero or any one who has made commendable efforts towards success.
    Reference videos:

    Interview with Princess Diana

    -Talent of the Month for July:

    An interview of a young writer Iba Kazmi

  5. Narrative Writing

    -Different genres of writing
    - Choose the genre of your choice.

    Write an open letter to your parent, teacher or leader.
    (This can be a positive or negative letter, critique on these roles is acceptable but any offensive material will not be used for publication)

    Writing a Speech:

    Write an inspirational speech to motivate people towards their goals
    Reference videos:
    J.K Rowling’s journey to success


    Poetry Writing

    1. Introduction to the Poetry Unit

    2. Examples of Poetry
      The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

      Tread softly because you tread on my dreams by William Butler Yeats

      Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen
      "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country." 

    3. Examples of present-day poetry

    4. Guidelines for writing poetry

Putting it all together

  1. Your Internet Presence