Student Name: Dayona McNeil
Mentor: Anthony Betts
Topic Summary: For my capstone I decided to write a short novel. My topic for this book is urban fiction. It's about a young teenage girl who's living with her little brother/sister and has to take care of them. Their mom died, and their dad comes around a few times but doesn't care anything for them. The young teenager girl has to provide for her brother & sister by herself and doesn't have a job. In this book, people will read about this young teenager life and what she goes through.
Project Abstract: I decided to write a short novel for my capstone because one of my goals later on in life is to write a book. I read a lot of urban fiction books and the authors have inspired me to write a book. I decided to write this short novel because it is like a start to my new book. I just hope my short novel can relate to a lot of teenagers like those urban fiction books I been reading related to me. Project: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2196171/Senior%20Project%202013.pages
Woods, Teri. True to
the Game. New York: Warner, 2007. Print.
Woods, Teri. True to the Game II. New York: Grand
Central Pub., 2007. Print.
Woods, Teri. True to the Game III. New York: Grand
Central Pub., 2008. Print.
"Spoiled Rotten." Barnes
& Noble. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013.
Flake, Sharon. The Skin I'm in. New York: Jump at the
Sun/Hyperion for Children, 1998. Print.
Montgomery, Tiphani. The Millionaire Mistress. Brandywine,
MD: Life Changing, 2006. Print.
Montgomery, Tiphani. Still a Mistress: The Saga Continues.
Brandywine, MD: Life Changing, 2007. Print.
Montgomery, Tiphani. Millionaire Mistress: Part 3.
Brandywine, MD: Life Changing, 2009. Print.
These 8 links are links of my
favorite books by my favorite authors. I chose to use these books as some of my
sources because these are the books that really inspired me to start writing
and where I got a lot of my ideas. These are urban fiction books and I can
relate to them as a teenager.
"PRECIOUS - On DVD,
Blu-ray & Digital Download, Also On Demand." PRECIOUS - On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download, Also On Demand.
N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013.
This is a link of a movie. I
decided to use this specific movie because this is a like one of those urban
fiction books turned into a movie. This movie is called Precious and it has a
lot to do with the things that happens in these different types of urban
fiction books. I think this is a great source.
McNeil, Pamela. Personal Interview. 4 February 2013.
McNeil, Donald. Personal Interview. 4 February 2013.
McNeil, Donte. Personal Interview. 9 February 2013.
McNeil, Deemon. Personal Interview 9 February 2013.
McNeil, Donnisha Personal Interview 14 February 2013.
I chose to use some people in my family as sources because
they also helped me a lot. They read over my novel when I needed them too, gave
me their opinion and just gave me the motivation that I needed.
Betts, Anthony. Personal Interview 2 May 2013.
For my last source I used my
mentor. My mentor has been helping me since I started this novel. I didn’t
exactly let him read it but he did help me out with ideas also. I let him read
it when I was finish and he told me it was perfect.