Ian York

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A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

When you think about a sentence, you usually think about words — not lines. But sentence diagramming brings geometry into grammar.<p>If you weren't taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany. But the practice has a long — and controversial — history in U.S. schools.<p>And while it was …

Study Lists 50 Psychological Terms You've Been Getting Wrong This Whole Time

Scientific words often don’t mean what you think they mean. The most unscrupulous among us take advantage of this confusion over technical terms and …

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Despite the immense canon of research on creativity — including its four stages, the cognitive science of the ideal creative routine, the role of memory, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness — very little has focused on one of life’s few givens that equally few of us can …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

10 Words Every Writer Needs to Know

With NaNoWriMo or National Novel-Writing Month underway, writers all over the world are doubtless concerned about the prospect of facing writer's cramp, writer's block (dare we mention it? -- more on that below), and the other occupational hazards that lie in wait for those who live their lives by …

Is the Hemingwrite the solution to the problem of connectivity and creativity?

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) veterans will have grimaced with recognition to hear David Nicholls admit to experimenting with Write or Die while writing his new bestseller, <i>Us</i>. Nicholls abandoned the tyrannical app, which deletes what you’ve written if you pause for too long, when he …

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, unmotivated and well, bleh! Maybe you …

Creative Writing

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Indentifying and writing for an audience

<i>Writing series</i><p>2. Determining audience/readership<p>Stages of writing assignments<br>Use this process to develop your audience and readership:<p><b>Define your</b> …

Tips on Writing a Good Feature for Magazines

The process of writing a feature article for a magazine is not much different from writing an article for a newspaper or newsletter. One of the main …

Creative Writing