Julien Boekhoudt

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The Prewriting Stage of the Writing Process

Ideas and Strategies to Help With Prewriting<p>The writing process consists of a number of important stages: prewriting, drafting, revising, and …

JK Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing

Last month, I brought to your attention Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing. He’s not the only accomplished writer who ascribes to a set of rules. Today, …

Creative Writing

The Harvard Professor & the UFOs

One of the best and the brightest, a Pulitzer Prize-winning psychiatrist,has made himself into a high priest of what is politely called the …

Why Kids Can’t Write

On a bright July morning in a windowless conference room in a Manhattan bookstore, several dozen elementary school teachers were learning how to create worksheets that would help children learn to write.<p>Judith C. Hochman, founder of an organization called the Writing Revolution, displayed examples …


Revise, Revise, Revise

Revise, revise, revise. I cannot stress this enough. Revision is when you do what you should have done the first time, but didn’t. It’s like washing …

Creative Writing

David Ogilvy's 10 tips for clear, concise writing

<i>This article first appeared on PR Daily in 2014.</i> <br>David Ogilvy is widely hailed as the father of advertising for his ability to communicate a clear …

10 Writing Rules You Can (and Should) Break

<i>The immersive and accomplished debut novel by Max Winter,</i> Exes<i>, is haunted as much by the city of Providence, R.I., as it is by the suicide of Eli,</i> …

Be A Man: Joe Ehrmann at TEDxBaltimore 2013


TEDxIsfeld Bill Pozzobon Breaking the Boys Code of Masculinity

TED Talks

Homosexuality: It's about survival - not sex | James O'Keefe | TEDxTallaght


What Does LGBTQ+ Mean?

LGBTQ is an initialism that means:<p>People often use LGBTQ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”:<p><b>L</b>esbian <b><br>G</b>ay <b><br>B</b>isexual <b><br>T</b>ransgender …


Why am I so gay? | Thomas Lloyd | TEDxGeorgetown


The Boy Crisis: A Sobering look at the State of our Boys | Warren Farrell Ph.D. | TEDxMarin


Expanding Masculinity: Moving Beyond Boys Will Be Boys | Blake Spence | TEDxYYC

TED Talks

Unmasking masculinity -- helping boys become connected men | Ryan McKelley | TEDxUWLaCrosse

TED Talks

The Mask of Masculinity - the traditional role of men is evolving | Connor Beaton | TEDxStanleyPark

TED Talks

Redefining masculinity | Shane Horsburgh | TEDxCanberra

TED Talks

Narcissists overestimate their emotional intelligence, attractiveness and social skills

According to a recent study published in <i>Personality and Mental Health</i>, narcissists consistently overestimated their emotional intelligence. However, …

What happens when narcissists become parents

Narcissistic personality traits seem to have risen as quickly as obesity in recent years. Entitlement has become a defining characteristic of millennials, and everything from selfies to the everyone-gets-a-trophy mentality has been implicated in increased narcissism. Yet in and among all of the …


40 things I learned about the writing craft in 40 years

This is the first piece I have published since my official retirement from Poynter on New Year’s Eve. I have lots of work ahead of me, but it has …

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 …

15 writing tips from great 20th-century authors

Although bloggers and novelists have different roles, we've gathered some favorite writing tips from outstanding authors of the 20th century.<p>Their …

There’s a new TKTS Booth Opening at Lincoln Center on August 2

You won’t have to go to Times Square for your discounted theater tickets anymore – the <b>Theatre Development Fund</b> (TDF), by invitation of <b>Lincoln Center</b>, …

The Arts

London’s best fringe theatres: Where to see the best theatre away from the West End

If you fancy some theatre but want to get away from the West End, you’ll never be short of options.<p>London’s boroughs are teeming with smaller theatre …

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

Creative Writing

The Alien Message To All Mankind

In summary, this is the message given to man to answer the life long question. That is "where are the Aliens"? Here is what this former jet pilot, …


Your Source for Film & TV Writing Techniques

From information on writing for film & television to other screenwriting topics, Script Mag has been the #1 source for scriptwriters for over 15 …