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How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

Creative Writing

35 Writers’ “Rules for Writing”

Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them. I always have coffee before I write.<p>I find other …

Creative Writing

How to Write Articles That Sell With These 30 Strategic Steps

Have you recently started your own blog or a new business? Even if you’re just hanging around in some entrepreneurial circles, you’ve likely heard …

5 tips to keep writers writing

To a writer, writing daily or regularly is important, both to keep up a momentum and to keep to any deadlines that have been set. However, regular …

Beautiful chart displays native speakers of world's languages

Spanish designer Alberto Lucas López created this gorgeous infographic that shows the proportion of native speakers of each major language.<p>López is …

Linguistics

Grammatical Differences Between Spanish and English

Knowing These Can Help You Avoid Making Common Mistakes<p>Because Spanish and English are Indo-European languages — the two have a common origin from …

Language

Self-Studying French: the Top Learning Resources

Print books, audiobooks, audio magazines and audio courses are good bets<p>If you don't want to or cannot study French with a tutor, in a class or in …

Language Learning

Here Is the Best Language Learning App for You

If you’re not careful about your pronunciation, it’s pretty easy to tell someone in France that you’re pregnant instead of saying you’re full. In …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

How to Write a Journal: 6 Tips

Do you keep a journal? I do. It is how I remember the travels I’ve taken, the life experiences I’ve enjoyed, and the litter boxes I’ve cleaned.We are …

5 Ways to Help Middle Schoolers Write Beyond the Bare Minimum

Teaching writing is not for the faint of heart—especially in middle school! By this age, it’s harder to trick students into thinking writing is fun, …

Teaching

Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Free Association

You’re stuck on a scene. You’ve tried to write it 10 different ways, but nothing seems to work. Hell, it’s possible that the more you’ve been at it, …

Screenwriting

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

How to Make Money Writing Fan Fiction

Think your hobby could never be a career? Anna Todd and Peter J. Wacks prove it can.<p>Making money by writing incredibly detailed slash fiction …

Fanfiction

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Language

Trump's New Education Secretary Wants More 'Virtual Schools' and Her Agency to Be Destroyed

The Trump regime’s newly confirmed pick for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is ready to shake up the establishment. How so? By …

Education

Economists Are Not Very Enthusiastic About The Idea Of A Universal Basic Income

At least, not when asked about a very specific proposal, in which everyone–even Bill Gates–receives a check for $13,000 each year. But the broader idea still has a lot of traction.<p>These days, all kinds of sensible and brilliant people, from Elon Musk to the prime minister of Finland, are voicing …

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

Author: Emily Dreyfuss<p>07:00 am<p>You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in …

Criminology

These 10 alluring Italian words have no perfect English translation

As languages go, Italian (and its many varying dialects) has yielded some of the most beautiful-sounding words — in the way the words sing and the …

Want To Learn A New Language? Learn These 3 Hacks First

Have you ever wondered what an easy way to learn a foreign language is? Or, maybe you’ve tried to learn a foreign language but don’t know how and …

30 Little-Used Loanwords To Add Some Je Ne Sais Quoi To Your Vocabulary

Thanks to the Norman Conquest and the vogue for all things continental during the Renaissance and beyond, anything from a quarter to a third of all …

Poll: 47 percent of Americans think Trump is moving too fast

A majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration from the Middle East and on the construction of a wall on the Mexican border, a recent Gallup poll found.<p>The poll, conducted on Jan. 30 and 31, also found that 47 percent of Americans think Trump is …

Radish Uses Serialized Genre Fiction to Attract Readers, Investment

Utilizing a business model that combines elements of online gaming and digital reading platforms popular in Korea and China, Radish, a mobile reading …

Mobile Devices

I spent $1,200 on books in one day—and it was a totally worthwhile career investment

A few days ago I ordered 61 books, most of which you’ve probably never heard of. I didn’t even flinch when Amazon stopped incrementing my shopping cart at 50 items. And the final tally of $1,201.40 represents only a small percentage of the money I routinely spend on books in any given year.<p>You …

Books

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

The One Thing I Stopped Buying When I Turned 30

A small space or limited budget is no reason to skip a proper sofa. This one will fit even the tiniest of studios.<p>Think practically about your …

All-in-one furniture cube is perfect for micro apartments

It includes a bed, a walk-in closet, and additional kitchen counter space<p>Nils Holger Moormann, the German-based designer behind this tricked-out Volkswagen van-cum-mobile-home, has designed another small-space solution, this time an all-in-one furniture cube for people living in micro …

A Heartbreaking Short Film About a Monkey Who Dreams of Space

A blend of stop-motion and 3D animation, as well as live action, Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s <i>Monkey Love Experiments</i> shares the tale of …