Tutor profile: Avi G.
What is the difference between technical writing, and creative writing? And how do I make the transition from one to another?
Technical writing = the most efficient way for us to clearly absorb the necessary facts. Creative writing = technical writing + personal details + a voice (aka style and tone or personal commentary from the author). The transition from one to another is as simple as what information the writer offers and how they offer it. For example: A man places flowers on a grave. The above sentence demonstrates the basic idea of technical writing - the facts displayed in a clear and unbiased manner. However, with only a few adjustments we can turn it into a creative writing example... First we'll add some personal details: A mischievous brother places dandelions on a grave. Now we'll add our own voice: It's funny, the way the mischievous brother places dandelions on that sorry grave.
Subject: Film and Theater
What makes a film great?
The greatest part of a film is not what happens on screen, it is what happens in the minds of the audience. When an audience member is connecting dots, creating their own images, and reliving moments of their own lives, it has a far more powerful effect than almost anything we can show them. This is what I believe makes a film personable and relatable.
How does the culture of a given environment impact the English language and one's intentions when communicating with it?
Culture to the english language is like spice to food. You can get by on the fundamentals, but in order to really have fun and bring out the flavors, you need to be aware of the environment you're in.
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