Julian Insua

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What is the Right Poetry Collection for You?

Want to get into poetry but not sure where to start? Prefer to read a whole book of poems straight through instead of dipping into random single …

Why Should We Read Charles Dickens? A TED-Ed Animation Makes the Case

You can’t go near the literary press lately without hearing mention of Nathan Hill’s sprawling new novel, <i>The Nix</i>, widely praised as a comic epic on …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

16 Quotes from Great Authors for Banned Books Week

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression,” or so says the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”<p>Those …

William Giraldi on life as a bookish bodybuilder: 'It's a poisoned way to be a man'

As a teenager, William Giraldi would pump himself full of steroids, hit the gym ... and secretly read Keats. His new memoir examines the absurdities of modern masculinity and envisages a better world in which his sons don’t get caught in its toxic grip<p>As a teenage bodybuilder, William Giraldi would …

Now Hiring: Not You

Bryerson Global, the world’s leading employer of people in your chosen field, is seeking candidates with your exact skill set, but not you, to add to our growing team of associates. We’re offering a benefits package and generous compensation to individuals with slightly more experience than you, …

Employment

10 of the Best Poems about Night

The best night poems in English What are the best poems about the night in all of English literature? Below we offer ten suggestions for classic …

Literature

The Nothingness of Personality: Young Borges on the Self

“There is no whole self. It suffices to walk any distance along the inexo­rable rigidity that the mirrors of the past open to us in order to feel like out­siders, naively flustered by our own bygone days.”<p>You find yourself in a city you hadn’t visited in years, walking along a street you had once …

Fellatio and Juliet: On the Hard Task of Writing About Blowjobs

Though many authors have mounted attempts to convey the strange and singular experience of fellatio, only those who understand the power dynamics between giver and receiver succeed.<p>Michael Cunningham might be the modern master of the fellatio scene, but it took leaving them out to finally win a …

7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

11 Experts on How to Write Better in 2017

The ability to communicate clearly in writing is an essential modern skill. (There’s little doubt that life in our wired and online world has made …

Creative Writing

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Just Sit Down and Write

When it comes time for me to write, I don't outline and I don't do any of that stuff. I just sit down and write. If it's not honest emotionally then …

Writing

These Hogwarts House prints could be the perfect 'Harry Potter' Xmas present

LONDON — We've all taken the Sorting Hat test. Whether or not we're happy with the results, we all know what Hogwarts House we belong in.<p>The question …

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

Stephen King Talks About the Origin of Fear During a Lost 1989 Animated Interview

In 1989, the famous horror author Stephen King opened up to Professor Thomas Smith of the Public Radio Book Show about his childhood, his imagination …

7 Stunning Books To Read If You Are An Aspiring Writer

You're reading 7 Stunning Books To Read If You Are An Aspiring Writer, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Writing

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

Literature

10 best mythological tales from around the world | brunch | feature

Fact is everybody’s truth. Fiction is nobody’s truth. Myth is somebody’s truth. It’s a cultural truth, a religious truth, a nation’s truth, one that …

The Nobel Prize for literature, at long last, has been awarded to a complete idiot

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature. And quite right too. But many people seem discomfited by the news, as if the award might represent a token gesture by the Swedish Academy. It doesn’t. The award is serious and we should take it seriously.<p>The protests seem to fall into two camps. The …

10 Literary References in Cartoons You Might Have Missed

Used as both a teaching device and a subtle nod to adult viewers, literary references have long been a keystone feature in cartoons. Here are some …

87 Blogging Mistakes You Should Absolutely Never Make

<i>About</i> page is disorganized, about you, not how you solve your readers’ problems, or missing. For instructions how to write an effective <i>About</i> page, …

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

Writing

10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

TED Talks

Cómo manejar las elipsis en una novela

Todos estamos acostumbrados a las elipsis cuando vemos una película o una serie. Las imágenes que se nos muestran en pantalla no siempre son …

Técnicas Clave de Photoshop para Moldear la Silueta de tus Modelos

No hay tema más controvertido en el mundo de la edición digital. Bombardeados por todos lados con las imágenes de modelos con las proporciones …

How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

<b>What does it really mean to find your voice?</b> I use this word "voice" all the time when I talk about writing. Often I get met with looks of confusion or even terror. "I don't have a voice," so many people say. "Someone already said it better than I ever could, anyway."<p>To me, that's like being mad at …

Learn from the Pros | 10 of the Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Read

What these writers have learned in years, you’ll learn in minutes.<p><b>Medium is truly a godsend</b> — especially for those who just started writing on Medium …

Notas sobre el arte de escribir cuentos fantásticos , H.P. Lovecraft

<i>Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Providence, Estados Unidos, 20 de agosto de 1890 – ibídem, 15 de marzo de 1937) fue un escritor estadounidense, autor de</i> …