Sunday, October 16, 2011

Why I chose "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"

I chose "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou because I read reviews that stated that the book was very a good read and it sparked my interest. I also chose this book because the title was also very interesting and seemed to have an abundance of meaning behind it, which also caught my eye. Not only the book itself seemed to be intriguing, but the author Maya Angelou is. Angelou is very well known for being influential and to write with passion. And to me, passion is what makes any book a remarkable and memorable book. Not only that, Angelou is also a poetry writer, so she must know her way with words. Therefore, I really do hope the book is as well written as many have said, so that I may enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why CJ Omololu Writes

Omololu's Reason To Write:
CJ Omololu basically states that she writes because it is the only thing she is good at doing. She explains that she began writing "totally on accident" and that she was mainly a reader before she became a writer. Omololu states that she had tried writing children's books once before, and that it wasn't completely awful. So from there, she began writing for audiences such as teens and adults, because she can recreate a "thrilling and terrifying" time in life. Omololu also explained that she uses an outline process when writing based on Blake Snyder's process in Save The Cat. Omololu believes that in order to write you need to be aware of the audiences out in the world today because depending on their interests, they will either pass your writing up or actually take an interest in it.
Link: Why I Write: CJ Omololu
My Reaction:
The way Omololu writes her essay is pretty simple. She just explains simply and responds to the question pretty simply, but she does get her point across. There really wasn't much of a specific type of style that she wrote in. Mainly what stood out the most to me was her content and how she included memories and her thoughts on writing and why people should. Overall, it was entertaining to read because she was really down to earth with it. She didn't dress up her words and kept it simple and sweet.

My Reaction to "Why I Write" By Williams

Mrs. William reasons as to why she writes are very interesting and very emotional. It seems as if she writes as she thinks and just puts words down on paper. Which gives the idea that she goes with the flow, and creates her tone as she goes. Williams has a variation of sentence structures. Therefore, some are much longer than the other, and some much shorter. There is a wide variety of emotion and feeling in her reasoning which creates the thought that Williams writes because writing is apart of her everyday life. Williams seems to be very passionate about her writings and gives them more feeling and emotion rather than a formal writing that has little or no emotion at all. To me, Williams is a true writer and an inspiration at that.