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|What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 5:55pm On Dec 16, 2014|
Hello guys, authors, aspiring authors, literature analysts, critics, readers, spectators, cheerleaders, campaign managers, first to comment crew, France students etc.
The quest to make front page and to exhibit this section in a way that will do us all proud did not fall on death ears. Literature section always has to elbow through the crowd that it has lost its course on Front Page. Which in my opinion is not fair at all but the thing is
WE DON'T ATTRACT TRAFFIC like the other sections that falls under entertainment.
How do we do that
So I came up with this idea, I pray it works out for all our good.
I've grouped the segments that makes literature of which we will group ourselves according to segments. We will work together as a panel to scout for stories, assess, analyze, critique, and try as much as we can to put them in order before they reach front page.
I don't enjoy comments like; “there are so many spelling errors, you could have edited your work before it graced the front page!” While there are so many people who can help me hoe all the weeds before I exhibit my field to the whole public.
BUT remember as a writer you have your own style and its what makes you stand out of the crowd.
Style is the particular way in which a writer uses language. Style reflects an author’s personality. Factors that contribute to an author’s style include level of formality, use of figurative language, diction or word choice, sentence patterns, and methods of organization. Don't change your style because you want to make front page, be original because we love you just like that....just leave room for improvement and growth, never forgeting the backbone for criticism.
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|Re: What Should This Be Called? by Obinnau(m): 5:58pm On Dec 16, 2014|
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 6:36pm On Dec 16, 2014|
I'd appreciate if 'we' the RESIDENTS of this section nominate among ourselves because we know who takes which segment by the horn and leaves us yearning for more blood, or that person who turns the character in his/her into a handsome guy we fantasize about when we are alone. Catching my drift?
Its going to be like this;
(To make this easy we'll do it like the example below.)
HumbledbYGrace: I nominate LarrySun for fiction/non-fiction
If he agrees that will mean he'll be in charge of the works that will go to front page from his segment, the rest will go for everyone that will be nominated, you can also nominate yourself.
We will need atleast five people on each segment, this work isn't for the moderator alone, let's extent our hands where possible?
Your opinions please?
If I didn't mention your name please don't hold it against me, I am new here.
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|Re: What Should This Be Called? by Obinnau(m): 6:40pm On Dec 16, 2014|
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by LarrySun(m): 7:16pm On Dec 16, 2014|
A very nice and brilliant innovation. I agree.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:46pm On Dec 16, 2014|
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:53pm On Dec 16, 2014|
(1.) Fiction “Fiction” refers to literature created from the imagination. Mysteries, science fiction, romance, fantasy, crime thrillers are all fiction genres. Examples of classic fiction on nairaland would be; https://www.nairaland.com/1083003/brand-cain-complete-novel and https://www.nairaland.com/1132025/paradox-abel-sequel just to mention a few.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:54pm On Dec 16, 2014|
(2)Non fiction: “Nonfiction” refers to literature based in fact. It is the broadest category of literature.
Types of Non-Fiction
There are four main types, or modes, of nonfiction that are defined by their purposes.
•Narrative nonfiction tells stories of real-life events. Examples include autobiographies and memoirs. e.g
https://www.nairaland.com/2009687/emmanuella-novella by Standd
Some narrative nonfiction is reflective writing, which shares the writer’s thoughts and feelings about a personal experience, an idea, or a concern. Examples include reflective essays, personal essays, and journals. e.g https://www.nairaland.com/1296316/path-righteousness-scopys-perspective by Obinoscopy
•Expository nonfiction informs or explains. Examples include analytical essays and research reports.
•Persuasive nonfiction presents reasons and evidence to convince the reader to act or think in a certain way. Examples include editorials and political speeches. (Those stories that grace front page everyday about GEJ saying something at a gathering or so.)
•Descriptive nonfiction uses details related to the senses to create mental images for the reader. Examples include character sketches and scientific observations. *note, (Royver will help here)
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:55pm On Dec 16, 2014|
(3)Short stories; Brief narratives, with carefully limited action that allows the writer to focus on one main plot complication. Check him out, he has a some short stories. https://www.nairaland.com/royver
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:58pm On Dec 16, 2014|
(4)Drama Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 8:05pm On Dec 16, 2014|
(5)Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose.
Extarcted from here;
http://www.poetry.org/whatis.htm continue reading and exploring poetry on the link above. Its an awesome tool for poets and upcoming artists, for competitions too.
I enjoyed this; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoken_word and this;
Terms in poetry
http://www.poetry.org/termsin.htm helped me to understand poetry and love it more.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 8:11pm On Dec 16, 2014|
Ok, that sorted, let's get to work. The thread will be sticked for greater audience.
So people, choose your reps of panel well, let's do our best and God will do the rest.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by LarrySun(m): 8:55pm On Dec 16, 2014|
Once again, this is a great innovation. HBG, may God continue to bless your wisdom.
I nominate OMA4U for Poetry, D9ty7 for Crime and Royver for Short Stories.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by toykathy(f): 9:00pm On Dec 16, 2014|
weldone HBG, my question is can readers partake too or strictly for writers? Nyc wrk!
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 9:25pm On Dec 16, 2014|
toykathy:Readers can partake because there are among us, those who are good at critiquing, analizing and stuff so its not only for writers.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by toykathy(f): 10:35pm On Dec 16, 2014|
ok great! I nominate Audreytimms and kingphilip for romance
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by D9ty7(m): 11:42pm On Dec 16, 2014|
HBG, you have support and if there is any way I can be of help, I will definitely help you guys.
But don't you think we should include the poems for review section too? Threads from that section has never made frontpage since I became a memeber.
HBG, God bless you a million and one times than your enemies. lol
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 12:15am On Dec 17, 2014|
Thanks @ D9ty7 #5 is strictly poetry, I am waiting for people who can help us bring good stuff from there to the table.
If your willing to dig your hand in poetry too then welcome on board.
Thanks once again.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by OMA4U(m): 12:18am On Dec 17, 2014|
HBG, God bless you. It's time literary works began to make frontpage. Thank you, Larry. BRB
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 12:18am On Dec 17, 2014|
Great OMA4u is here thank you
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by OMA4U(m): 12:24am On Dec 17, 2014|
HumbledbYGrace:You're welcome. This innovation needs publicity.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 12:32am On Dec 17, 2014|
OMA4U:we'll work it out here, or were ou thinking otherwise?
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by TemitopeDaniel(m): 4:08am On Dec 17, 2014|
I'm in. nice innovation, HBG.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 8:06am On Dec 17, 2014|
This is correct right?
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by Nancydearie(f): 5:59pm On Dec 17, 2014|
I nominate Kingzpen for Fiction,Prettyspicey and Temitopedaniel for Romance
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by Nobody: 6:06pm On Dec 17, 2014|
I nominate myself and texanomaly.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by MaziOmenuko: 6:16pm On Dec 17, 2014|
Bonie and Claude things: Jay z and Beyonce!
HBG has there been modifications on content of stories to frontpage? Last time I checked, x-rated stories are seriously frowned upon. I know some writers who do 18+.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 6:42pm On Dec 17, 2014|
MaziOmenuko:No, x_rated content is not allowed on fp.
Will they be willing to help even if the works are not 18+?
Please can you nominate or confirm?
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 6:44pm On Dec 17, 2014|
Nancydearie:Thanks dear, they will have to come and confirm.
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 6:48pm On Dec 17, 2014|
laykorn:Texanomaly has to come and confirm please?
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by Akinpelumi01(m): 7:11pm On Dec 17, 2014|
Temitope Daniel and KingzPen for Fiction!
|Re: What Should This Be Called? by HumbledbYGrace(f): 7:25pm On Dec 17, 2014|
Noted ma'am thanks
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