Book Review: The Wall Around Us

18044277     The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Is it a ghost story or not? You’re not quite sure throughout the whole novel. More importantly, the story addresses what being alone/lonely means and what being innocent/guilty means, not to mention what constitutes a ‘family.’ Superb read on so many levels.

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Cool game for writing varied sentences

Writing Creative Nonfiction: The Lyrical Essay

Originally posted on Find Your Creative Muse:

Monday July 22, 2013
By Dave Hood

The lyrical essay is a subgenre of the personal essay. It is based on images and ideas of a particular theme. For instance, Eula Biss crafts a lyrical essay about pain called “The Pain Scale,” which has appeared in Harper’s magazine. The writer of the literary essay constructs images with sensory details. The writer also uses poetic language, such as alliteration and assonance. The lyrical essay combines both prose and poetry, sometimes found objects of writing to create the lyrical essay. The essay is created with fragments of details, and each fragmented is separated with white space, asterisk, or number. The writer presents questions and relies on the reader to provide the answers. The lyrical essay encourages the reader to ponder and meditate while reading the essay.

In this article, I will discuss the lyrical essay. The following will be covered:
• Definition…

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