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101 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance writing is no more lucrative than ever but at least it's getting easier to find work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re an expert looking to make some extra cash or are a full-time journalist or blogger, there’s never been a better time to find …

Employment

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Literature

Czeslaw Milosz: One of the most fascinating poets of the past 100 years

At 4 in the morning on Oct. 9, 1980, Czeslaw Milosz’s phone rang. The caller was a Swedish journalist who informed him that he had just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. “It can’t be true,” Milosz said, and hung up and went back to sleep.<p>This, at any rate, is the story Milosz told later. …

Literature

The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare

In 1989, a young professor named Gary Taylor published “Reinventing Shakespeare,” in which he argued that Shakespeare’s unrivalled literary status derives less from the sheer greatness of his plays than from the cultural institutions that have mythologized the Bard, elevating him above equally …

Literature

5 Online Tools That Will Help You Obtain New Writing Jobs

One of the most single-handed best days of my career was the day that I decided to step into freelance writing full time. It was exhilarating, …

Why Walt Whitman Called America the 'Greatest Poem'

The 19th-century writer believed that the power of poetry and democracy came from an ability to make a unified whole out of disparate parts.<p>Shocked at the election of their next president, many Americans at the end of 2016 turned to social media, petitions, polls, and the streets in protest. A …

Literature

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Metacognitive Approach

<b>William W. Wilen and John Arul Phillips</b> <br>A primary goal of social studies is to prepare students to make informed decisions on public and political …

You’re not done with Skyrim until you’ve found these 10 hidden quests

There comes a point during most playthroughs of Skyrim Special Edition or even on Skyrim Nintendo Switch when you reach a level of fatigue, whether …

The Elder Scrolls

Donald Trump: Fearmonger in Chief

Even if Trump loses, the Republican nominee's scapegoating appeals should terrify us all<p>As human beings, our capacity to forget is astonishing, …

TinyLetter: the mini saviour of modern poetry?

TinyLetters are a simple but radical new email marketing tool that could save poetry and short fiction from obscurity by winning authors a bigger audience<p>The idea of the TinyLetter is largely self-explanatory: you sign up to a mailing list from which emails are then sent out with varying regularity …

Literature

Increase the Amount of Student Writing

Two necessary conditions for students to improve the quality of their writing are explicit instruction in writing techniques and sustained writing …

Jack White Releases New Album Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016: Listen

Jack White has released <i>Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016</i>, his new career-spanning compilation. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify. The 26-track double LP features versions of songs by the White Stripes and the Raconteurs (including a previously-unreleased White Stripes song, “City Lights”) in …

Jack White

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman <i>extraordinaire</i>* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman is considered one of America's most important poets. Those white workers of whom he sang are woven into our national psyche, perhaps because, as William …

Chicago Blues

Watch Metallica Talk Awkward First Encounter in 'Early Years' Trailer

Spotify documentary charts heavy metal band's formative years from 1981 through 1984's 'Ride the Lightning'<p>The formative years of Metallica will be …

6 super cool tech tools that make life easy for writers

Did you know that more than 211 million pieces of content are created on the internet every minute. Yes, I’m not talking about days or weeks. …

Project Management

This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

Papua New Guinea

13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal

A writer friend recently asked me a brief but not-so-simple question: <i>How do you decide where to send your work?</i><p>In other words: Faced with seemingly …

The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will

“If anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space, in a single house or a single room, the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books.”<p>I recently decided to teach myself to write with my left hand. This unorthodox pastime was …

12 Literary Magazines for New & Unpublished Writers

Providing news and helpful information for emerging writers was one of the major motivations for starting the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio website. One …