Cellular Writing

This week in my classes we are discussing genres (in writing) and cell structure (in science). At some point this afternoon, after school had finished for the day, it occurred to me that both cells and writing have similar make ups.

The cell wall, or the main level of classification (fiction or nonfiction) encompasses the entire cell/work. Within the protection of this wall we can find the nucleus, mitochondria, so on and so forth. In writing, these pieces become the characters, the theme, and the settings. The nucleus could be seen as the sub-genre (I.e. Realistic fiction) with the internal DNA settings including major plot points.

To that end, I am including my weak artistic endeavor in an attempt to show what I’ve been trying to tell. That’s what writers are supposed to do, right? Show, don’t tell!


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