All the topics I learned in Introduction to Creative Writing will stay with me. After taking this class, I’ve learned a lot more about writing and I know I’m a better writer than I was when I first started. Every week I learned something new and interesting. We began the term by learning about poetry and then transitioned to short stories. We discussed, read, and wrote different types of poems, short stories, and drama. One of the types of poems that was new to me and I enjoyed learning most about was concrete poetry. The reason it caught my attention…


What makes dialogue interesting to me is for it to be meaningful. When I watch a movie, show, or documentary I want the dialogue to move the story forward. Additionally, I like when dialogue reveals important information about the story or about characters. I know the dialogue of a story is great when I am glued to the story and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. On the other hand, I know the dialogue of a story is bad when I am not interested and the dialogue is mostly useless exchanges and not significant to the story…


I heard many stories while growing up. Some of the childhood stories that stuck with me are the stories of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Pinocchio”, and “The hare and the tortoise”. These three stories are popular and something from each one has stuck with me. For instance, in the fairytale of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, what stuck with me was the fact that the magical beans grew so tall and led to a castle above the clouds. Additionally, what stuck with me from “Pinocchio” was the fact that his nose would grow every time he told a lie. I found…


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  1. He didn’t finish the season
  2. He didn’t get the chance to play in a playoff game
  3. The 19/20 soccer season ended unexpectedly with no postseason
  4. It was a Friday night and the weather was not to blame
  5. News all over the state panicked screaming “Stay Safe!”
  6. If he knew that was his last game, he would have left his heart on the field
  7. Nevertheless, he needed to be careful because the world turned unsafe
  8. The ride back home was sad as the team healed
  9. Everyone looked forward to the next game: a game of rivals
  10. He got off the bus…

The creative writing process of writing about nature poems using emojis was fun and thought provoking. The process was fun because there were hundreds of emojis to choose from and each emoji can mean something different based on how it’s used. Since there were many emojis to choose from, it was challenging choosing which emoji fit best. In the end, we hope that each reader will understand each message differently. That’s what makes poetry great.

🚭🚯 👉 💪🌍

❤️☀️🌧❄️

♻️👉👨‍⚕️🌍

🧼🚫🦠

💹🛠🌫🔥🌪

The theme of my group’s poem was nature but more specifically, it focused on the world we live…


Hi Eric! I 100% agree with the way you feel about poetry because I feel the exact same. When I was first introduced to poetry, it was hard to understand the bigger picture the author or poet were trying to convey. And like you said, in those instances, it is frustrating to not completely understand everything. However, when I read poems I can relate to, it is satisfying to find a new message or purpose after each read. Thanks for sharing!


When I was first introduced to poems, I did not really understand them. However, as I read more poems, I began to realize that each poem is creative and unique. The question is, “What does poetry mean to you?”, and at the moment, poetry to me are words that the author uses to convey feelings, their way of thinking, and perspective. In poetry, there is a relationship between the author, their words, and the reader. We are all humans living on Earth. Even though we may have many similarities and differences, everyone has a different point of view and everyone…


I am Omar Lopez. I am 19 years of age. I live in Sandy Springs, Georgia. I am a student studying applied computer science and my goal is to become a software engineer. My family consists of my father, mother, a younger sister, and a younger brother.

My current state of mind is happy and grateful. I am grateful for life, family, and friends. I try my best to always be friendly and welcoming to everyone. One trait that I deplore the most about myself is procrastination. It’s weird because I always tell myself to procrastinate less but in the…


The year is 2020 and for most of the year, humans all over the world but more specifically, in the United States, have not felt safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a nation, we’ve had to adapt to change and adopt a new way of living. Before March of 2020, I had never wore a face mask every time I went out in public or felt the need to keep a distance of six feet for my safety and safety of others, or sanitize my hands immediately after touching anything. Times are different and we don’t know when we’ll…

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