Erin Hunt

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Toni Morrison on the Power of Language: Her Spectacular Nobel Acceptance Speech After Becoming the First African American Woman Awarded the Accolade

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”<p>In the final weeks of 1993, <b>Toni Morrison</b> (b. February 18, 1931) became the first African American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded her for being a writer “who in novels …

Literature

Rebecca West on Storytelling as a Survival Mechanism and How Art Transforms Mere Existence into Meaningful Being

“Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but a cup into which life can be poured and lifted to the lips and be tasted.”<p><i>“Seeing the world from the position of the weak person is a great education,”</i> Chinua Achebe observed as he contemplated how …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

An Invitation to Make Writing That Matters

Teaching writing isn't easy. We can get lost in all that needs "fixing" in our students' work, lost in the standards and district curriculum maps, …

Writing

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience

When was the last time you wrote an essay? When was the last time you read one other than for grading?Now think about the frequency with which you …

Social Media

How to Write a Problem Statement

A problem statement is a short, succinct explanation of a problem a business is facing and a proposed solution to the problem. Problem statements can …

Writing

Choosing and Narrowing a Topic to Write About (for Research Papers)

Introduction to Choosing a Research Topic<p><b>Introduction: Research is Never a Waste of Time, But Always Make Good Use of Your Time.</b><p>It is natural to …

How to Write a Master's Thesis

Students learning how to write a Master's Thesis will first learn that a central thesis question must be presented and subsequently answered. A …

7 Steps for Writing Your Portfolio’s Biography ‘About Me’ Page

Resources<p>Resources<p>Struggling to write about yourself? This guide is here to help.<p>Did you know that your “About Me” page is the most-visited page on …

How to Write a Great Value Proposition [Infographic]

How to Write a Value Proposition• Identify all the benefits your product offers.<br>• Describe what makes these benefits valuable.<br>• Identify your customer's …

7 of the Best Professional Bio Examples We've Ever Seen [+ Bio Templates]

How to Write a Bio• Create an 'About' page for your website or profile.<br>• Begin writing your bio with your first and last name.<br>• Mention any associated …

Quick Tips To Write Professional Bio [Examples Inside]

Every professional needs a bio but only few care to write a good one. Either we hastily jot down anything and everything which we run across in our …

How to create an online writing portfolio

You've heard it time and time again: you need an online writing portfolio to prove that you're serious about writing. But to showcase the value of …

Why Women Must Ask (The Right Way): Negotiation Advice From Stanford's Margaret A. Neale

Few Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students would argue that Professor Margaret A. Neale is a powerful woman. At over six feel tall, even my male classmates would be intimidated to negotiate with her. And it’s not just because she often calls out students’ “sub-optimal” negotiation …

More Reasons Women Need to Negotiate Their Salaries

How do companies end up with significant gender pay inequalities, if they don’t intend to discriminate against women? Here’s a simple economic model to show how this can happen:<p>Let’s assume your organization has two types of equally qualified and valuable potential hires – one has a low aversion to …

Why Are More Women Than Men Freelancing?

New findings show that women are more likely to be independent workers. Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz explores why.<p>Freelancing is feminist.<p>Or, at least, an increasing number of women think it can be.<p>In a study last year of nearly 2,000 freelancers commissioned by Freelancers Union and …

Get Paid What You're Worth: 37 Negotiation Tactics for Every Freelance Writer - Copyblogger

Do you freak out when you hear the word <i>negotiation</i>?<p>Does your gut turn, palms sweat, and heart pound when it comes down to talking price? Do you …

7 Contract Stipulations All Freelancers Should Know About

When I first started freelancing, I eagerly signed every piece of paper that hit my desk. I viewed a contract as the last step in my sales funnel, …

Freelancing: a Complete Guide to Setting and Negotiating Rates

It’s the most common question I receive from aspiring freelancers of all types:<p>How much should I charge?<p>The question comes packaged in various …

7 Ways to Maximize Your Time as a Freelance Writer

People ask me all the time when the heck do I find time to freelance write, write on multiple personal blogs, run a successful course and take care …

Creativity: The Emotional Power Of Showing And Not Telling

It’s time to stop everything and appreciate a fantastic creative idea. It’s only a 1:30 spot, but is as rich with drama and emotion as an epic 3-hour film. The storytelling is superb, the shooting, editing, music, and casting also so. But it’s the idea behind it that makes this one such a gem.<p>I …

How to Write a Character-Driven Plot in 4 Steps

How to Create a Character Profile

by The Lazy Scholar<i><br>The Internet Writing Journal</i>, June 1998<br>Path: Fiction > Characters<p>One of the most important elements in a novel or short story is …

12 Archetypes Guide Culture, Communications and Change.

Timeless History<p>Swiss psychotherapist Carl G. Jung used the word “Archetype” to refer to the recurring patterns found in our universal stories. It …

Storytelling in the First Three Years

<i>By Susan Engel, edited from the</i> ZERO TO THREE <i>Journal, December 1996/January 1997.</i><p>Introduction<p>My 2½ year old son, Sam, eagerly begins to tell a story …

Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

<i>Choosing one typeface isn’t so hard, but how do you choose a pair, or maybe three?</i>Whether you know it or not, different font combinations create …

Typography

Posts in Page

Description<p>Easily add one or more posts to any page using simple shortcodes.<p>Supports categories, tags, custom post types, custom taxonomies, and more.<p>…

Metadata

Journalism Resources | Writing Leads

The first few sentences in any article are critical. Each one must be provocative and compel the reader to continue reading. Without such a hook, or …

Journalism

Crafting a Well-Rounded User Research Plan

Those involved with the success of a website have an array of research tools and tactics at their disposal. Just to name a few methods, you could use:<p>…