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11 feminist books to read in honor of the 2018 Women's March

We can hardly believe it’s been almost one year since the 2017 Women’s March. And we can’t wait to march again this year. In honor of the 2018 …

50 Inspiring Quotes About Friendship

Inspiring, motivation quotes about friendship -- and the power of having real friends.<p>Friends matter. The best professional relationships feel like friendships. Aside from your significant other -- who is likely to also be your best friend -- your most important relationships are your friends.<p>Here …

17 Authors on the Children’s Books That Still Make Them Weepy

<i>Who doesn’t love a good tearjerker? We certainly do, and we know children’s literature is full of them, so we asked 17 authors to share the book from</i> …

Books

How to Write a Good Poem – Step by Step Guide

Writing a poetry is not a difficult task to do when you are well versed with the literary techniques used to compare two different objects. But there …

4 Quick Tips for Short Story Editing

As attention spans grow shorter, there is an increased demand for shorter stories. And when you’re writing a very short story, editing is …

Creative Writing

3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories

Something has happened to your protagonist and they now have a goal. Once your character has decided on a course of action, he can’t simply skip …

A Shocking (and Fun) Short Story Writing Technique

You’ve probably been taught that short stories follow the time-revered rule: Limit your story to a specific time, place, event, interaction, or …

Writing

Short stories: How well do you know the genre? Take our quiz

These literary gems are proof that good things come in small packages. How many classic short stories have you read? How much do you know about their …

The Quick+Easy Way to Learn to Write Fiction: Dive into the 30-Day Short Story Challenge — RACHEL GIESEL

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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

Grammar

Story starters: Creative writing prompts for children

<b>Developing your child’s writing skills is a huge part of their education, and ensuring that their imagination and creativity grows with their</b> …

You Can Do Both! 3 Ways to Balance Creative Writing and Freelancing

For many creative writers, the yearning to live the write life feels more like a necessity than an option. This makes freelance writing an attractive …

Creative Writing

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture Released, Librarian Saves Lives, and More

StaffDaily NewsThriller novelist Neil Gordon has died; Yiannopoulos to self-publish memoir on July 4; why fiction writers don’t write about climate …

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Do Review Swaps

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Do Review Swaps<p>Updated on December 15, 2017<p>One of the woes of the little-known author is finding people to post reviews for …

When Poetry Saves Lives: This Chandigarh Girl Is Writing Poetry to Save Friend from Cancer

Poetry has the power to change lives, and help people out in many walks of life. Poetry is not words bunched up, it is an artistic tool used by many, …

House Hunting: Finding a Home for Your Characters

Martha ConwayIn every city, town, or suburb I have ever lived, I’ve picked out a house (or two) as a permanent favorite. They are never the houses of …

Art & Literature - Books & ideas

Literature

12 books to read after The Handmaid’s Tale

“Freedom, like everything else, is relative”. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been obsessed with the new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s …

Summer 2017: 17 Great Quotes to Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever

Summer 2017 is finally here, so here are 17 of the best quotes that will inspire you to make it the best ever.<p>It's officially summer 2017, which means it's time to decide to make this the best summer ever.<p>Okay, maybe you're not on vacation yet (although, you should be). Regardless, from the Fourth …

Mark Twain: His Life and His Humor

Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens Nov. 30, 1835 in the small town of Florida, MO, and raised in Hannibal, became one of the greatest American …

Inside the Tolstoy Family Reunion

Leo Tolstoy, the Russian author of <i>War and Peace, Anna Karenina</i>, and other classics, had thirteen children. Six of those children had their own …

How To Find New Books You'll Love, Even If You Feel Like You've Read Everything

Contrary to the near-constant book FOMO I experience on the daily, every once in a while I’ll admit to finding myself in a literary jam: suddenly, it …

A guide to Jane Austen's English countryside

Follow in the author's footsteps in honour of the 200th anniversary of her death.<p>This Jane Austen-inspired journey through the English countryside is …

Book vs. Flick: The Handmaid's Tale

<b>The Handmaid's Tale</b>, Margaret Atwood's harrowing vision of a theocratic dystopia, made for excellent television, even if it didn't always completely …

Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa wins €100,000 International Dublin literary award

The prestigious win, for A General Theory of Oblivion, will allow the novelist to fulfil a dream of building a public library, he says<p>When Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa was told he had won one of the world’s richest book prizes, it realised a dream. The author, whose novel A General Theory …

Literature

Opinion: To be a better investor, read more good novels

To be a successful investor, it helps to understand people. And nothing does a better job than great literature in providing insight into how …

22 of Your Favorite Writers on What to Read This Summer

Depending on where you live, it may have been feeling like summer for some time now (or it may still be sweater weather—and if so, I am sorry), but …

Critical thinking can be taught

10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess …

Novel Inspiration for Kids

Books About Kids Who are Bent on Exploration<p>Inspiration comes in all forms; for some of us, the books we read as a child instill an unquenchable …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 64 – Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1854)

This account of one man’s rejection of American society has influenced generations of free thinkers<p>On Independence Day 1845, an idealistic young American (Thoreau was just 28) turned his back on what he saw as his country’s depressing materialism, its commercial and industrial soullessness and took …

Literature