When I was little, I loved making up stories. I acted them out with toys or my friends. I liked to read, watch movies and create newspapers on the computers at school. Writing naturally surfaced as a skill.
I’ve deleted most of the creative writing I’ve done, as I usually reflect upon my work and shudder the thought of anyone reading it. However, I know that writing requires rigorous practice, and if I want to claim it as a skill, I best sharpen it. Writing only improves writing.
For my first college literature class, our assignments included creative writing. I hope to do more in my spare time. Maybe (a big maybe) I’ll post some here. All files are Adobe PDFs.
Literature class assignments
- Prompt: Fiction – Create a list of character, giving them names. Clues can be provided within the names. Then write the first paragraph to a short story (broad character descriptions provided – “An employee who is ripping off his boss.”)
Creative Writing – Fiction
- Prompt: Nonfiction – Pick a scar, birthmark, mole, etc. on your body or someone else. Describe the mark, its location, etc.
Creative Writing – Nonfiction
- Prompt: Drama – Write a dialogue between two characters that each have a secret. Don’t reveal it, but express it through body language and communication.
Creative Writing – Drama
French Literature assignment
- Prompt: Write a creative fiction narrative about a piece found in a local museum.
Arab Courier Attacked By Lions
In addition to the personal blog I keep on this website, I’ve blogged for previous classes and maintained Diversify, a Facebook page dedicated to sharing animal and ecology articles and photos.
- SavvyReAgent blog – I sometimes write posts on different real estate related topics for Racheallee. Look for my name to identify which ones were authored myself.
- On Four Legs blog – Maintained throughout the semester for an introduction class, I shared news about animals and made some original content as well.
- Diversify – While initially created for a class in my final fall semester, I decided to maintain it after it was graded. Now that I’m working, I’ve mostly stopped updating, but it is still live to be seen as a portfolio piece. I enjoyed posting to it, and Facebook makes it easy and fun.
This portfolio is comprised of original work by Celeste Begandy or in collaboration with others. Images, text or any other media on this site may not be redisplayed or otherwise used without expressed written consent of Celeste Begandy.
© Celeste Begandy 2015