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Trump rushed off stage at campaign rally; protester says he was roughed up

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump was rushed off a stage here Saturday by Secret Service agents during a campaign speech after an incident in the crowd near the front of the stage.<p>A Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement there was a commotion in the crowd and an "unidentified individual" …

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Trump hustled offstage in Nevada after security scare, returns shortly thereafter

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was rushed offstage by the Secret Service during a rally in Nevada Saturday night, but returned within minutes.<p>The agency said in a statement that Trump was removed from the stage at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center after someone shouted "Gun!", …

Three Writing Exercises for Better Characters

Characters can be tricky to pin down – or even write correctly in the first place. Some lucky writers have characters that are willing to sit down …

Creative Writing

Five Ways to Make Your Character Stand Out

Are you worried your characters are forgettable? Don’t be. Just sacrifice small rodents in the name of Scientor until everyone sees visions of your …

Middle Age

How to Write Effective Supporting Characters

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave Sherlock Holmes a full panoply of supporting characters. There was Dr. Watson, the quintessential “sidekick,” to act as a …

Canadian Literature

How to Craft Compelling Characters

The source and exact nature of the curious phenomena we refer to as characters remains something of a mystery, but the craft of characterization is …

How to Weave in Backstory to Reveal Character

Creating characters’ backstories before you start writing is crucial because you’ll want to determine each one’s past experiences and the …

Creative Writing

How to Write Intriguing Male and Female Characters

Men and women are different. There, I said it.<p>Now let me go even further out on a limb. Chances are, if you’re female, you write like a girl, and if …

Personal Information

For Writers on the Verge of Writing Spectacularly Complex Characters

The most ironic thing about complex characters in fiction is that the essence of what makes them so wonderfully complicated is actually incredibly …

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Torture your Character - The Three Most Effective Types of Inner Conflict

At Writers Write, we spend time trying to get writers to create a living, breathing antagonist. We also show writers that the protagonist should not …

Writing

Writing Your Character's Thoughts - Linda S. Clare

Fiction writers tend to struggle in writing a character’s thoughts.Sometimes it’s a matter of understanding Point of View (POV). Other times, how to …

Creative Writing

Re(a)d Letter Day: What Makes a Monster?

So what makes a good ‘monster’ in horror fiction/films? Why does one individual creation strike home with millions of readers/viewers to become a …

How to Create a Character Profile

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

You might find your long-lost love on Facebook, but research shows you won't make it work

Technology has reshaped our love life. We now search for potential romantic partners on dating apps, sext and cheat on Ashley Madison. We can even contact a lost love more easily — and without anyone knowing. But just as we should be cautious when reaching out to strangers on dating apps, …

Relationships

The real issue at Mizzou and Yale isn’t free speech. It’s social equality.

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this column stated incorrectly that the 1984 Supreme Court decision Roberts v. United States Jaycees ended an exemption for private clubs under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The decision, which dealt with a Minnesota anti-discrimination law, held that states could bar …

Rights & Freedoms

Should your child play high school football?

Guts, glory and Gatorade. That's what high school football is supposed to be about.<p>More than a million kids across the country suited up this year, and most of them will finish the season stronger, in body and character, than when they started.<p>Seven of them have died.<p>Andre Smith, 17, a senior at …

No student should have to suffer like this

All of us can recall that the beginning of high school can be a frightening experience. How will I fit in? Will I make any friends? How do I find the space where I belong? These questions can be overwhelming.<p>Not so long ago, I was overcome by these questions. During my gender transition at a large …

Disruptive students hurt high achievers most

Low-income strivers — impoverished families who follow the rules and work hard to climb the ladder to the middle class — may be the most underserved population in America today.<p>In few realms is that more evident than education reform. For 20 years, national policies have focused largely on the …