Sunday, January 26, 2014

Coral's First Post

   Hi. My name is Coral Miley, I'm 19, and I'm going for English. (If you're wondering, my name came from Tom Cruise's girlfriend from the movie Cocktail. And no, I've never seen the movie). I've got quite an imagination. Sometimes it's funny and sarcastic, sometimes it's disturbing and depressing, and sometimes I have no idea why certain ideas creep into my mind. I figure I could catch something in my imagination and put it down onto paper as a story for teen fiction. I don't have many other "useful" talents, so I thought I could try and make this imagination-writing thing work. My Fun Fact is that as far as I know, which isn't very much, my dad's side of the family has been in America since before the Civil War. My ancestors mainly came from Germany and they seemed to have lived and died in the Marion-Cardington area.

   Now from Triggering Town, there has been quite a lot of useful and helpful advice Hugo gives, but the thing I selected really isn't advice. It comes from Chapter 3 Assumptions. "There is one prisoner in jail, always the same prisoner. No one is certain why he is there. He doesn't want to get out. People have forgotten his name," (24). I chose this for a few reasons. 1). It reminded me of a little poem I wrote last year and I really liked that poem. This could be the extension to it. 2). My dad told me that if I were to become an author, I should write books for death-row inmates since there's really not a market for it and no one probably has thought of it. 3). I get these little snippets of story ideas sometimes and I think that this could be a neat little short story. When I read Chap. 3, this was the one assumption that stuck with me the most and that's why I tried to talk about it. 


  1. I think that the way you write sounds very interesting - I would love to read it! I enjoy writing but don't think that I could ever have the creative passion that you do. I think this quote is very cool. Something that most people maybe skim over - not paying much attention to. I also kind of got caught up on it - something that kind of struck me as interesting.

  2. You should watch that movie its really good! You sound like you have a great passion about writing. That is a great quote you picked it was kind of hard for me to understand what it meant at first. I wish you the best of luck in getting your major.


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