- Producer23/10/2016It died slowlyI hit the border March 2nd, 2002 mid morning. It died slowly. I went to visit my childhood friend Zoya in Alta Dena. She lived in a pleasant rented house with her husband Denis and their adopted daughter Rachael. Rachael was about three years old...
- Producer23/10/2016Shooting from the dark sideShooting from the dark side. When did I first hear that? I was working at my first middle-level job, the Union Plaza, at the juncture of Fremont and Main. A middle-level job dice job will have a mixture of experienced dealers on a downward...
- Producer22/10/2016Living Under the Bridge of Writershttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TfIvEFsLJtg/URhOm3w4mpI/AAAAAAAALmg/22LjY7hoJ80/s1600/troll1.jpg I am a writer, but I don’t do it for a living. In any walk of life there are Haves and Have-nots. The talented among us have no problem paying the bills. The...
- Producer21/10/2016His Name: Will. Will Power.His name: Will. Will Power. He continued walking. Hot. No other signs of human beings. No water. Just nature. Alone. No time to suffer. Strengthening his muscles. Sweat, mud but no tears. He wanted this. He craved the experience. Single goal minded....
- Producer21/10/2016My Opal Mining Reaches Fever PitchIf I could liken 'opal fever' to something, I would say it closely resembles 'first time Motherhood.'A weird analogy? Well, imagine this...Walking around in the same clothes you have worn for days, with uncombed hair that looks like something is...
- Producer18/10/2016LYRICS OF BEES!Be bee A lovely social networking platform for affinity Where myriad of professionally sound acumen Resplendently represent them as doyen Humility, humanity, empathy galore Profanity here has no room to explore Bees are...
Comments22/10/2016 #14 Gerald HechtIt took a while to sink in --thank you for the tremendous inspiration; and your forbearance; it still frightens me when I lose sight of the forest for the trees ...thank you @debasish majumder View moreIt took a while to sink in --thank you for the tremendous inspiration; and your forbearance; it still frightens me when I lose sight of the forest for the trees ...thank you @debasish majumder. Close20/10/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher#4 @Gerald Hecht I am so confused by your comments? What is the fractal mafia? @debasish majumder wrote this post with nothing except kindness in mind. It is also his way of thanking beBee and the community for becoming an Ambassdor, which by the way, Congrats again to you Debasish, very happy for you!19/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#3 I vote for the word "mellifluously" to be included into the "New Dictionary of Profanity". Right now it means "having a sweet and rich flow" or "sweetly or smoothly flowing". Reality is that the Seven Words skit by George Carlin sums up the absurdity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMkNsMMvrqk19/10/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#4 #3 The love affair between science and poetry does exist: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/poetry/2016/06/love-affair-between-science-and-poetry19/10/2016 #4 Gerald HechtI suppose working on an original piece of writing all day is profanity! Sweet honey (on the other hand) is 1) when members of the fractal mafia raid the archives of online higher education virtual libraries, 2) cut and paste the same old material (not even bothering to cover their tracks any more), 3) send it out with every single member of the fractal mafia mentioned by name along with instructions to 4) share it "with all"...is this diplomatic enough? Please if you think I have made this up--STOP FOLLOWING ME! If not and you aren't; you may consider following me; because then we CAN ACHIEVE REAL DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY AND AFFINITY!
- Producer18/10/2016Trapping IdeasA great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work...
Comments22/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici View more#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici in expanding this into what promises to be a great buzz. Close22/10/2016 #35 Ali Anani#28 I believe it is distortion i thinking and all for me mentality- I have done it alone- I have achieved this on my own- are just examples of this pretension. An almighty tree builds symbiotic relationship with fungi and together they established the most powerful underground social networks. It is not strong with strong or weak with strong as much as it is what symbiosis offers the two parties.22/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#27 Yes, and I am truly happy this thought resonated wit you @Deb Lange. Being our own doesn't man isolation and no matter how strong an individual is he/she needs other people. It is going to the extremes and this or that mentality that is causing this distortion. And like you said this becomes an awakening to building symbiotic relationship and we have to search on how best to do that as not all people are the same.20/10/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich#31 I so appreciate the encouragement, @Sara Jacobovici. I have been marinating a lot on the seeming contradiction of independence and interdependence as they are both always present, it just depends on which way we squint - like the visual illusions where one image yields two entirely different pictures depending on which feature we focus on. And of course , fractal patterns - we, as observers, are the determining factor between seeing the initial shape or the larger patterns the repetition of that initial shape creates - that shape is always both an independent entity and an essential part of the pattern.
Watching all these ideas, concepts, and different expressions by different minds each day is priceless. I am so grateful for all this knowledge ripe for snatching as it flies by; I feel like a Venus Flytrap myself.
As @Ali Anani said "The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system. "20/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#28 It feels like we are moving a bit more in the direction of seeing the entire globe as a web of symbiotic relationships, but it runs counter to the trend of putting ourselves - humans - into boxes for the last century or so. As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.20/10/2016 #28 Deb LangeIn reality, we do not live our lives n our own. We are all in symbiotic relationships with each other, but, we pretend we are independent. I wonder if we accepted this natural condition to be interdependent whether we could be better at supporting one another in work and life.20/10/2016 #27 Deb LangeDear @Ali Anani it is the symbiotic relationship that resonates with me so much in this post. Our society has favoured individualism, do things for yourself, be independent etc - that is all very well, I think we do need to be responsible. BUT, when we think for ourselves and create our lives as if we are separate from each other, we wonder why so many people feel alienated.
Many people feel at odds with how to be inter-dependent, or how to create a symbiotic relationship like plants, where you may do something for me and I do something different, but we are both supporting each other in different ways. In reality, we are not alone and we can not live without one another. I do hope we can learn how to create better symbiotic relationships with each other and all of nature.19/10/2016 #21 AnonymousOh I really like this comparison to the Venus fly trap. The plant on the edge of plant and animal (love that) traps what it needs to survive. The question that remains is this 'need' for ideas to produce symbiosis of minds - is this a need that must be filled in order for us to survive as a species? It would seem so, as the excellent comments reflect. I will contemplate more on this as there is much to digest in this fascinating buzz!
- Producer19/10/2016PunishmentHi EveryoneI have been away for a few months, but the time has come to start sharing again.Here is an excerpt from a novel I am currently working on called "The World Below."I hope you enjoy it. Punishment Anger tainted Chief Elder Relt's face. As...
Comments21/10/2016 #9 Rod LoaderAs you asked for context @Dean Owen, here is the piece directly before this excerpt.
Personal Log - Librarian Eris Long.
21:14, 01 Spring 219 After.
Today was both dreadful and exciting.
Dreadful because Chief Elder Relt ruined the new season celebrations, by announcing the suspension of all birth programs, until the situation with the chasm appearances can be fully understood. We were so close at number two on the list. Axiom was as upset as I was. It's not fair.
Anyway, it seems ironic that the most exciting thing happened just as he finished speaking. Another chasm appeared. As almost everyone was in the large meeting room when the alarm sounded, we rushed to the windows on both sides.
There were no clouds in this chasm, just a dark starlit sky, like we have begun seeing above us on rare nights when the ice clouds are thin.
There was some who believed we could go below the water clouds to another layer, perhaps to even find other ships. But now it seems only clouds and sky exist both above and below us.
The Elders tried to bring calm, but too many feel they are hiding something from us.
- Producer18/10/2016The Op/Ed Blogger's Survival Guide To beBeeI’m a writer. I write all kinds of stuff. I write advertising and marketing stuff and get paid for it in money. I write lyrics and sometime composers turn them into songs. I write screenplays and sometimes producers turn them into (low budget)...
- Producer18/10/2016What Foreign Exchange Students Should Know About Their Financial Options? The financial situation of every international student is different, so it is important to discuss your financial eligibility with college officials instead of following the recommendations of your peers. Tutors from answershark.com/ will always...
Comments18/10/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewThe basic premise of your article is that it is important to consider finance before travelling abroad for further study. Finance is of course a major consideration for any international student wishing to study abroad. My experience is rather different from what you state here but that is probably because I have two kids studying in universities in Australia and the UK and not the U.S. which seems to be the focus of your article. As international students, my kids had to open bank accounts BUT they can withdraw cash from their student accounts. While getting financial advice from admission counsellors is fine, there is also value in asking what the cost of living of students is for peers who are already studying abroad. Things like prices of food, transport, entertainment, accommodation, etc. International students incur higher fees than local students so the additional fee that needs to be paid is worth looking at in greater detail. However, I agree with you on the point about flight tickets.
- ProducerSHATTEREDThe day came around too fast. I love birthdays, but this particular one I spent with my dog Maggie. I know that sounds pretty pathetic, my friends all wanted to come over and play cards, some volleyball in the pool, bring me presents, and bring...
- Producer17/10/2016The Hunger ProjectThe Hunger Project The Hunger Project was the brainchild of Werner Erhard, the founder of est. I did the training in 1980 and 1983 I was still enrolled in weekly seminars, and I was a popular fixture around the Vancouver est...
Comments23/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#2
I badly need to learn Spanish. And I want to. I'm going to Mexico next month. Medical tourism. But just the same -- I was picking up Palabras in LA. I managed a bakery. I told the ladies to quit calling me a chinga. Not that I really cared. But anyway Spanish and Mexican Spanish are not the same. I'm saying that I"m mortified that I don't understand you better. Someday soon Spanish will be the dominant language on the planet. I'm going to find a place when I get back and finally do it. I was going to a language school in Beverly Hills. I fell away from it. Too much overtime. I couldn't attend. Thank you, beautiful lady.23/10/2016 #2 María Teresa Redondo InfantesJesse this people will eternity life, what's passiert we all electronic contact are broken, and not are posibilite Reparatur the machines?
Then all this people's buy money to life eternal and later electronic broken all dead hmmm.
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- Producer17/10/2016The Lazarus-effect of social mediaI DM'ed my sister on FB (again). Sent her a nice pic of a funky cake for her birthday - her 60th; egad!! We talk a lot on Facebook these days, even though it's more one-sided than I'd like! I see her wonderful kids; one an astrophysicist teaching...
Comments17/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich@Lisa Gallagher - you are mentioned in the text by @Lisa Vanderburg (it is the same as LI here - no mentioning in posts, only in comments)
I don't really know what to do or think about the situation, except that whether the accounts of the dead are helpful or hurtful is almost certainly a very personal decision, but I bet Lisa G definitely will have something to add that is poignant.
- 17/10/2016People make you feel proud that you are the best? What if you are a Raven with mighty strength and you just never discovered it because you are satisfied that you can talk better?
- Producer16/10/2016I try to move up -- too soonI wasn't ready. I was on my game at Vegas Club when Rudy, a dice dealer I had worked with came in and informed me and anyone else in the vicinity that they were hiring at the Fremont.They were hard up for dealers. Dice dealers. They had guys...
Comments16/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#2
Thank you, Deb. I'm searching my memory, "The socks story?" And finally, a light bulb lights up in my mind -- the story about the bereft woman who sold me the socks. That's a regret I'll always live with. I think about that lady from time to time wondering what became of her.16/10/2016 #2 Deb HelfrichYou know how to make a world that I know nothing about take shape with your words, @jesse kaellis. I often have nothing to say, but the vignettes stay with me. Especially the socks story, still pondering about the situations where I do just enough, but not as much as I should do.
- 16/10/2016After I recently took a stand against the way my foreign colleagues were potentially going to be treated in the UK, my friend Paul Trainer asked me to write a piece for his website, Glasgowist, about the role of immigration in shaping and contributing to life in Scotland and Glasgow.Teddy Craig: We All Belong to Glasgow - Glasgowistwww.glasgowist.com There are no foreign workers in this...
- ProducerCONTEMPLATIONSurrounding yourself with like- minded people can be awesome. The encouragement you receive and the focus you’re able to achieve can be incredible. Because of this, I believe that surrounding yourself with like-minded people does matter. But...
Comments18/10/2016 #102 Praveen Raj GullepalliLike-mindedness is the very definition of Affinity I feel, dear Karen! Like-mindedness can be exhilirating, inspiring, enlightening and fulfilling. When you know you have something in common with someone else, it then that sharing, learning and growing happens. You get to test each other's skill / worth and get to improve, but only if one does not allow the ego, jealousy or insecurity to get into the way. Like-minded folks need not agree with you on everything. They can be better than you or vice-versa. The two-way exchange would be good for both! It is also good to have a lot of likes. Interests. That way you would have a diverse set of connections good at different things...just like you! Lot more engagement and fun that way! Hey, any time-travellers around here? ;)17/10/2016 #96 Harvey LloydI prefer to refer to folks of "like-mindedness" as having a similar or shared value sets. When i see that someone has the same or similar values i use in everyday life then we can discuss situations, events and various outcomes. When i step off my values, most will let me know i have chased a rabbit into a hole. When values are not shared but rather just the experience is the basis of "like-mindedness" then i believe we can suffer from a very inbred feeling of success.
Great post @Karen Anne Kramer17/10/2016 #95 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015I am not putting an @ sign on because I am addressing every one of you cool peeps who have commented. What a joy to get to know everyone and their amazing mindsets! This is such a relief from babbling about nothing and just maintaining the status quo.Like a chair or any inanimate object that just takes up space. I read with a deep appreciation that you "care enough to send the very best. "(I was offered a job with Hallmark and did not take it!) you remember that commercial ? I just checked my mail and bumped into my extremely unpleasant mailman who yelled at me because he thought I was dead. How ironic. How can you yell at a dead person? Then he explained that he was talking to my rabbit fuzzy slippers. I began explaining how rabbits have long ears and some have short ears. Mine have been genetically designed to hear voices. ....crickets. So annoying! Sending hugs.. KAK17/10/2016 #93 Jared WieseWhat if the people you hang around with (deemed like-minded) are already good at questioning things, at pushing the limits, or challenging you and others?
Jim Rohn said "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
That would support your point, @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015.
If you found a new group of five people - different from yourself - would dispel it?17/10/2016 #92 Jared WieseThis post has spurred some wonderful critical thinking. Love it - if that's OK to say ;)
#33 #44 Then there's the proverb, "Life is LIKE a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." -Forrest Gump and Haruki Murakami...
'The book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, first published in Japanese in 1987, and in English in 1989, has the following: "Just remember, life is like a box of chocolates." ... "You know, they've got these chocolate assortments, and you like some but you don't like others? And you eat all the ones you like, and the only ones left are the ones you don't like as much? I always think about that when something painful comes up. "Now I just have to polish these off, and everything'll be OK.' Life is a box of chocolates." '
- https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/life_is_like_a_box_of_chocolates17/10/2016 #91 Jared Wiese#39 'There are many reasons for us to "stop moving" and if the "pause" does not provide the shift we need, then we get stuck. This can happen within a diverse group. At the same time, as long as we are asking why and challenged to ask the hard questions, like-minded individuals can grow and thrive together.'
...So very well said!
One can be "rich" - with similar friends, material things, modern comforts. Yet, they might at times feel they have nothing at all. On the other hand, one might be "poor" and feel out of place, but have the potential to become rich in words, deeds and understanding - beyond the richest of "rich". We all have potential. We all can challenge the status quo.17/10/2016 #90 Jared Wiese#25 "uniqueness  conformity" #37 paradoxical states of human existence". Sounds like the Robbins'/Madanes' Six Human Needs. Spot on for this topic, I dare suggest.
Life is a paradox. Perhaps many fractal paradoxes, @Milos Djukic :)
- 14/10/2016"What makes the Love for Blogging Rise?" by @Sushmita Thakare JainWhat makes the Love for Blogging Rise?www.bebee.com Hello everyone, Today as I finished my routine work, thought of sharing my developing love with you all. Fingers crossed you wanna be a part of it....
- Producer06/10/2016Autumn Heart ~ An Imagery JourneyWhen our hearts come home in autumn, we sense summer's whimsical hold, stubbornly passing. We hear whispered secrets on the wind . . . and promises of tomorrow's blessing.We find boundless comfort in the savory smells and tastes of the harvest,...
Comments14/10/2016 #12 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Thank you so much, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @debasish majumber, @Mohammed Sultan, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @Ali Anani, @Kepulauan Seribu, @Deb Helfrich, and @Lisa Gallagher for taking the time to engage with this post and comment. I appreciate your time and kind words. I took time out from making ELearning training videos to create this. The beauty of my work is that it is rife with metaphor and imagery. These are communication tools that stimulate touch-points and penetrate thought filters, passing deeper into the 'spiritual' self. And my own heart does in fact come home each Autumn . . .14/10/2016 #9 Mohammed SultanShawan Quinlivan,C.Ht.Thanks for sharing a "senses - awaken" video.Flowers are grown in spring to through some of it's shadow on autumn,do't blame autumn ,if filled in love with spring and adored its beauty.Vanity is counted as brave when it sets love a task like that.
- Producer14/10/2016Sweating every nickel This joint is called Bill's now. My fifth dealing job and And number nine overall at that time. This is a fresh story. I just wrote it. Sweat After ten or twelve months at the Union Plaza, my first middle-level job downtown I got fired; fired on...
Comments14/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#2
Thanks, Lee. I find you interesting too. I only ever got into dealing because I -- well, first of all, I went to dealer's school to get the Pell Grant. Then I borrowed another thousand bucks to live on. And three games cost $2600.00 bucks. I owe the fed 3600 dollars and I figured I may as well break-in -- get started in the business. Why should I waste the money? It took me six years to pay the Goddamned loan off at fifty bucks a month and three deferments.
But breaking in on dice was a tough, difficult -- one of the harder things that I ever did. I learned a lot of intangibles. I learned about concentration and discipline, at least when I was on the game.
And I ended up with a sense of pride because it was the one single skilled job I ever did.
Thanks, Lee, for your fealty to me and my writing.
- Producer13/10/2016Thursday Thoughts: "We Have Our Hats"Growing up in a family that owned and ran a few small women's clothing stores in the 1950s and '60s, I often wondered why I didn't like shopping too much. I didn't mind it -- nice clothes were and are fun to have -- but I never embraced the "we're...
Comments14/10/2016 #13 Susan Rooks#12 I think many of us are becoming stores' worst nightmares, @Deb Helfrich! We buy much less than we did because of many of the things you wrote about. And for me, in my tiny house, luckily there's NO place to put anything. If I want something new, something old has to go. And I really do love the things I chose to surround myself with here.
Thanks for all your continued support. It means a lot to me.13/10/2016 #12 Deb HelfrichI bought my green pork pie hat around 1988. Cannot say any other hat has ever caught my eye. But living in a place with a view - that's what I collect. I do find myself feeling rather more attached to stuff, I bought my le crueset collection five years ago from amazon and I love the fennel color so much - it makes me happy to think they will be with me until I have a reason to give them away. In some respects, I cherish what I already have, because the world is becoming so much more disposable. Almost everything I have to replace is a shoddier version than the prior one - appliances certainly, but so many things. And the horrific smell that comes with new stuff. I just bought two duffel bags for travel and I had to leave them outside for weeks to air out and ditto for clothes - I have to wash them many times before I can wear them.
Thanks for such an interesting post, @Susan Rooks - it seems many of us are rejecting the overwhelming pressure to keep purchasing, so that we can live according to our own preferences.13/10/2016 #11 Susan Rooks#9 Thanks, Aaron Skogen! I'm glad you and others can relate. And I had a set of cookware much like yours, but it was heavy and many years ago I gave it away. Sigh. You can't know what don't know until you do.
Yes, the view is amazing and so far, after four years (only two as a full-time resident) it hasn't gotten old. I hope it never does! This village was started in the '30s by a woman who owned all 27 acres right on the bay (just think of that!), and she allowed friends to pitch tents when they had nowhere to live. Those tents morphed into rudimentary cabins (no heat or running water), and those cabins morphed into nice cottages, almost none of them more than about 700 s.f.
I meant this to be a summer place, but I fell in love with the location and decided that I couldn't afford two places anyway, so I might as well make a leap of faith and just live here. Sure glad I did! And good for you and your family to figure some of this out while you're young -- the forties are young, at least from my vantage point -- and focus on what's really important.13/10/2016 #10 John RylanceHaving spent a great deal of time over the last few years clearing out the homes of departed relatives. One involved over 30 trips to the dump, plus hiring a firm to clear larger items. Our sons have made us promise to declutter before we "depart" They've even agreed to help. As if we haven't enough to do enjoying our retirement, as T S Eliot said " measuring out our lives in coffee spoons."13/10/2016 #9 Aaron SkogenThe view is amazing Susan. I'm young, fourties, and we are a family of 5 living in a small home by today's standards. Our foundation is about 650 sq ft, but we do have a second story. We brush elbows in the hallway upstairs. Our view is a little like yours, except were on a lake here in Minnesota. I don't shop, I do however simply walk in to a store, grab a pair of jeans (usually after my bride says I cant wear the existing pair in public anymore), pay and walk out. There is no browsing for me. . . Heck, we have a full set of Le Creuset cookware that my Brides parents purchased in France back in the late 60's, they are brown with wooden handles and still used daily. There is something about that cookware, and there is just something comforting in simplicity. . . Nice post!13/10/2016 #8 Susan Rooks#5 I think for many of us it is about getting older and seeing what has given us pleasure all these years, Franci! Who needs to worry about stuff? The things I brought from my 2,500 s.f. house to my interim 1500 s.f. condo to here are the things that I love living with. Yeah, a couple/three things are in the basement because I can't quite decide to let them go . . . but all in all, simple works just fine! Good to know you and your husband are seeing this, too.13/10/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI am no longer a mall person. I am not a shopper for the sake of shopping, only if I have the intent to buy. I buy clothes, etc. online from various retailers and Amazon. My husband and I have condensed our "stuff" quite a bit. IMO, the simpler the better. Perhaps, it is a part of getting older? Your cottage is beautiful.13/10/2016 #4 Susan Rooks#3 Hah, Ken Boddie! Many of my friends are still amused at my reluctance to go to the mall unless I need something. I will admit, though, that a good furniture and/or decorating store will catch my attention, but there aren't that many around.
My new best friend here in the village loves Walmart all out of proportion to what it is, and she and I laugh at her excitement every time she goes there! And she spends an hour or more, just going up and down the ailes to see what she can buy. I just don't get it, but she is a lovely woman anyway.13/10/2016 #3 Ken BoddieI'm delighted to know, Susan, that you are "less than excited" at the prospect of shopping. My wife and daughter are both so enthused by the prospect of a trip to the mall, that I had assumed all womenfolk are indeed born with the shopping gene. There are only two things I enjoy at the mall and that's a good coffee and ..... oh yes ..... a good coffee!
- Producer13/10/2016There is no luckThis is an elucidation of 'The True Odds' and there is some redundancy. Many of the ways to bet on a dice layout are redundant on purpose. The same way to lose your money -- faster. The Texas Station was one of the last joints I auditioned at. A...
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Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.