Jerry’s next door neighbour is friendly, helpful, and always happy to chat. He’s also the devil. When a young girl…

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A young, single mother despised by her children and exploited by her petty criminal boyfriend is about to meet the…

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A decision is a choice with a plan

Andy Warhol

I love writing. Scratch that. I love creating. I love creating something new, something complete, something that when I look back at it when it’s finished I’m surprised I was able to do it. I love that. So I made a decision. I made a choice with a plan The Choice I’ve made the choice that…

The Forty-Two Year Lesson

42 year lesson

It’s taken me forty-two years to figure out this one thing. Whenever I feel unhappy, stressed, low, angry, frustrated, annoyed, or negative in anyway I have stop what I’m doing, ask myself why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling. Then I have to do whatever it takes to get happy. Forty-two years. I’m pretty sure…

World Building

At the Larne Writers Group today I asked everyone to take 15 minutes and build a world to set a story in. Here’s what I came up with. World Building A few years ago a bad thing happened. From another place, another dimension, very old, very big, and very evil things found a way to…

The Suicide King – A brief for a photoshoot

holding a camera

The first year of the English MA from The Open University is divided into 7 blocks. Each block explores plays, novels, and poems from different periods, the connections between them and their impacts on authors, critics, and readers. I want to have an image from each block that shows what I’ve learned, the impact it…

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Stopping by woods on a Snowy EveningFor a long time I didn’t get poetry. I always admired it and knew, deep down, that well written verse was something to be admired I just wasn’t sure why.

Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ is the piece that helped me ‘get’ poetry and proved that great art, regardless of media, can carry a big personal impact. Sometimes just when you need it.

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost (Read by Stephen Gordon)

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep

How to complete an English Literature assignment


ESSAY STRUCTURE TO ANSWER AN ASSIGNMENT QUESTION An essay for an assignment is made up of an INTRODUCTION (Tell them what you’re going to tell them), the BODY (Tell them), and a CONCLUSION (Tell them what you told them) The BODY of the essay is made up of PARAGRAPHS PARAGRAPHS are made up of a…