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Why Do We Tell Stories? What Happens When We Stop Listening?

May 21, 2018 by David Russell Mosley<p>Pentecost<br>21 May 2018<br>The Edge of Elfland<br>Concord, New Hampshire<p>Dearest Readers,<p>Stories, myths, poetry, these are …

Inspiring Ray Bradbury Quotes on Life, Death, and Everything In-Between

Like a lot of people, I was introduced to Ray Bradbury through the assigned reading of Fahrenheit 451 in high school. This is an important work, and …

The Courage To Write As Our True Selves

A Commitment To Authenticity<b>“The tigers have found me and I do not care.” — Charles Bukowski</b>One of my favorite quotes. And for years, I misunderstood …

Can classic rock survive the death of classic rock stars?

By the time rock journalist Steven Hyden was born, in 1977, the Beatles had been broken up nearly as long as they’d been together. The Rolling Stones were in Paris recording “Some Girls,” the band’s last essential LP. The Who and Led Zeppelin would soon lose their drummers to pills and booze and …

Classic Rock

Want to improve your writing? Mind the Gap.

Everybody who wants to be a writer has a reason. For some, it’s the idea of “hitting it big” with a bestseller. For others, it’s a desire for …

McNamara Book Prompts Golden State Killer Arrest, University Recruiting Volunteer Faculty, and More

StaffDaily NewsProfessor Randa Jarrar to keep her job following Barbara Bush controversy; short books to read on your commute; Math Poetry Month; and …

Plot Points: A Storytelling Exercise

How to use plot points for creating stories.Today’s fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from <i>Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises</i>. This exercise …

1001 Evocative Prompts for Fiction Writers Workbook: Writing Prompts to Help You Beat Writer's Block

Overview<p>1001 Evocative Prompts for Fiction Writers Workbook: Writing Prompts to Help You Beat Writer's Block by Laurel Garver<p><i>1001 Evocative Prompts</i> …

6 Free E-Books on Photography Composition

Looking to improve your photography composition and don't know where to start? We have put together a list of some free e-books and guides on …

Four ways to help students write independently at primary

There has been a lot of discussion within teaching circles over what constitutes independent writing to fulfil the requirement for end of key stage …

The 5 Second Rule — Why It’s Important for Writers. And Procrastinators

Being both a writer and procrastinator can be a lethal combination — a productivity killer of the highest order.Many of us know of <b>The 5 Second Rule</b>, …

The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing

<b>This article is excerpted from the WDU online course: Read Like a Writer: Learn from the Masters with Mark Spencer. Learn more and register today.</b>A …

The messy, brilliant life of Pablo Neruda

Few poets offer their biographers as rich a vein of material as the Chilean Nobel Prize-winner Pablo Neruda . Born in Parral, Chile, in 1904, Neruda transcended his modest origins and provincial upbringing to achieve success and significance far beyond the dreams of most writers . Books like …

Literature

Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

Parenting

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine | Inc.com

• <b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for learning the basics.</b>• <b><br>To develop a habit, it's important to set aside as little as</b> …

Meditation

Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Remix

This morning I took my cup of coffee and laptop to a desk to work on an old short story I’ve been kicking around when I made the greatest mistake any …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Street Photography Composition Lesson: Chunking

One of the ways our mind sees: we chunk together related pieces of information, and just see one piece. This helps simplify our vision:Free …

Smartphone Photography Hacks You Don't Want to Miss

If you're sick of taking blah photos with your smartphone, this is the tutorial for you...Photography is easy with your phone - after all, you always …

11 Mobile Photography Tips: Get Better Photos With Your Phone

11 Mobile Photography Tips: How To Get Better Holiday Photos With Your Phone<p>December 21, 2017<p>I own, as far as I know, at least eight functioning …

Watch: Five tips for shooting high-quality video on your iPhone

Getting started with video on the iPhone is easy, but mastering the capture of it can be difficult. AppleInsider has five tips for you to make the …

Surrealism in Street Photography

Surrealism is a classic technique we can use in our street photography.<b>Take your street photography to the next level at ERIC KIM EXXPERIENCE ></b>To …

This 52 Week Challenge will Improve Your Photography Skills in 2018

If you’re looking to improve your photography skills in 2018, doing a year-long photo challenge is a great way to stay motivated with ideas and …

Revealing Character through Setting • Career Authors

I’m a slow learner. It took me until my 21st book to really learn to use setting to its full extent, beyond the necessity of providing a place for my …

Comic Books

The Best Apps and Add-Ons to Improve Your Writing

Whether you write for business or pleasure or both, you want your prose to be at the very least comprehensible and free from typos—and as usual, …

Software

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Two Techniques Novelists Can Borrow from Film When Writing Opening Scenes

Get ready for a bigger, better writing community. Writers Digest and ScriptMag will be merging into a single, fully redesigned website in 2018!<i>image</i> …

Retain Your Childlike Naïveté

Dear friend,Do you remember when you first started photography, and how fun and childlike it was?HAPTIC INDUSTRIES: Creative Tools to Empower You• See …

For your writing to spark fire in the minds of readers, ask these questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” <i>~William S. Burroughs</i><p><b>There is no greater satisfaction in writing</b> …

Creative Writing

7 Skills You Need to Practice to Become a Successful Writer in the Digital Age | Inc.com

When people see what I've built for myself as a writer, they think it's the result of my degree in creative writing.<p>It's not.<p>I tell everyone that my college education was great for two reasons: it taught me how (and what) to read, and it taught me how to read my work aloud--a skill that reveals …

Creative Writing

<b>How to Make a Living as a Writer</b> | Inc.com

After I published my article about how I turned my writing side hustle into a career, I was overwhelmed with questions from people asking how to make a living writing.<p>There are many ways to earn a living as a writer. It's not always easy--and it takes time and skill to get there--but it's …

Employment