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Tutor profile: Bill E.

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Subject: Writing

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What is the best way to stimulate ideas for creative writing?

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Answer:

This is a very broad question with no clear cut answers, however it is certain that for writers across the world, one of the smartest things you can do is simply to just start writing. It is not particularly important that your idea be fully sound or planned, what is significant is that you begin. Even if you simply use a single image, idea, sound, song, smell, thought or feeling as the basis for your creative writing, once you begin you will quickly find that what you are actually doing is bringing large swathes of subconscious thought and structure to your story. It is very important simply to begin the writing process even if it is from the smallest seed, because this way you will start to flesh something out and editing is infinitely easier than composing.

Subject: Literature

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Was was Virginia Woolf's major metaphor in her novella "Mrs Dalloway"

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Answer:

One of the primary thematic concerns which Woolf deals with in her Novella is the dichotomy between public and private life and in order to visualise this concern she uses the major metaphor of fishes swimming in water. When the fish is submerged, this can be perceived as the private life of an individual, swimming along in their element. However, it is also necessary sometimes for the fish to emerge and jump up from the water, whether to be aware of its surroundings or simply as a consequence of its nature. In either case, the fish metaphor seeks to explain how human beings are always caught in between a desire for private and public life sometimes irritatingly at the same time.

Subject: English

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What is a good analogy for the basic structure of an essay?

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An essay can effectively be perceived as a travel trip. First things first, before you travel you need an itinerary, this is your introduction. It tells you where you will be going, why you will be going there and howlong you will spend there. The next part of your trip is to actually begin your trip and follow your itinerary (introduction). Once you get to the first location (first body paragraph) you will begin to explore the region and see all sorts of sights and places. These sights and places are analogous to the evidence you must see in the body of an essay. You will visit as many places as you planned to on the itinerary (as many as you planned to in the introduction) and after that you will conclude with your trip

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