Quotations as expressions in life

Written by Brenda Wilson

Quotations are expressions, usually inrepparttar spoken form or in literature, which are referenced to by others. Usually, quotations are written within quotation marks, as a verbum dicendi, to indicate that it was an expression given by a particular person. Nowadays, quotations are usually referenced from sources such as literature, speeches, movie dialogues, interviews or even song lyrics.

Where are quotations used? Quotations are used for many reasons. Inrepparttar 148982 scientific arena, quotations are utilized to indicate a previous study that was conducted by another researcher, in which it is currently being referenced to. Inrepparttar 148983 media, quotations are used to report on what has been said by politicians, scientists, entertainers as well as business people. Over in modern literature, ideas and thoughts are reinforced throughrepparttar 148984 used of quotations that are revered to or regarded as respected. Certain quotations contain universal truths, which are elaborated to support a point to be made. These are also sometimes known as maxims.

Apart from that, there are also beautiful quotations which are thought to be artistic expressions of a certain language form. Sometimes these expressions can be found in poetry or old literature. Furthermore, some quotations are just used because they remindrepparttar 148985 writer of a memorable piece of work or movie.

Proper credit torepparttar 148986 originator It is of ultimate importance to includerepparttar 148987 name ofrepparttar 148988 person whomrepparttar 148989 quotation originated from, afterrepparttar 148990 statement ofrepparttar 148991 quotation. This is in order to give proper credit torepparttar 148992 person who first thought of that particular quote, and whom has given itrepparttar 148993 meaning that it has today. Sometimes quotations are used to even reflectrepparttar 148994 personality ofrepparttar 148995 original author, either to show great wisdom, great creativity and sometimes even great foolishness!

Reflection of culture Quotations may even come inrepparttar 148996 form of proverbs, which is born out ofrepparttar 148997 culture and history of a people or nation. Usually, these proverbs are hundreds or even thousands of years old which have been preserved tillrepparttar 148998 modern age today. The Bible is one important source of quotation which has withstoodrepparttar 148999 test of time and therefore is one ofrepparttar 149000 most widely source of quotes forrepparttar 149001 past hundreds or even thousands of years.

Writer School?

Written by Michael LaRocca

WRITER SCHOOL? Copyright 2004, Michael LaRocca

Here's something from my mailbag. "Dear Michael, do you need to do good in school if you want to be a writer? I stink at school and all my friends laugh at me when I tell them I want to write, but I'm serious." Followed by a sentence or two of "I need your words to encourage me" or some such nonsense.

Fortunately, a writing sample is rarely attached. If it is, either it's excellent or it stinks like rancid yak butter. There's a lot of middle ground inrepparttar writing world, of course, but for some reason it never seems to accompany these emails.

The message is usually (but not always) so filled with errors that I'm not gonna reprint them here or correct them when I reply lest I destroy some sensitive soul like a jackhammer to an eggshell. (It's ridiculous that I should even have such power, being a stranger and all.) Let's move on torepparttar 148340 relevant part,repparttar 148341 question, which actually contains several. This writer gets bonus points for brevity.

Do you have to be good in school? Given what's passing for English in some places, I'd certainly like to see more effort given to school. If you're a student reading this, please try to learn something while you can.

If you aspire to be an author and you did poorly in school, or if you're just plain uneducated, don't let it stop you. What we do as authors isn't taught in school. They teach grammar, and bless them. I can't teach that subject. If you're very fortunate, as I was, you'll stumble across some teachers who teach you how to think. But thinking isrepparttar 148342 beginning of writing, notrepparttar 148343 end, and grammar can be fixed later if you find some long-suffering editor (like me) willing to do it.

In other words, school can help you withrepparttar 148344 first step or two of your journey to be an author. Considering how many steps come after those, don't be discouraged by test results and report cards.

To distill what you think, feel and believe from allrepparttar 148345 trash floating around in your head, and then to actually put that on paperrepparttar 148346 way you mean to put it, is a skill that only comes from years of practice. They don't teach it in school. At least, no school I've ever attended. I struggled at this for 20 years or so after I graduated from college. That's where I learned to write. Not in a classroom.

In my travels throughrepparttar 148347 Matrix, I've met blind authors, deaf authors, dyslexic authors, authors writing in a second or third language, authors suffering partial paralysis, authors with various psychoses, authors who deal with more than one of these obstacles. What they overcome makes my complaint, that I'm too left-brained to be in this business, seem absolutely pathetic. And yours, about doing poorly in school.

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