Sarina Starling

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Why Authentic Storytelling Exposes the Best and Worst of Brands

One of the best things we can do as consumers is reward brands who are transparent with their stories of impact and stop supporting those who remain …

There Are Only 6 Ways to Tell a Story. Are You Using the Best One at Work?

New research has found that the basic building blocks of every movie, book, and story can be distilled down to 6 emotional arcs. As reported by MIT Technology Review, a team of researchers used advanced data mining techniques to evaluate the arcs of over 1,700 plots. Amazingly, they found that all …

Bouncing Back

Why It's So Important To Tell "Your Story"

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally. Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths …

Why Emotional Storytelling Works for Brands

Marketing in the digital era is no easy task; the multitude of advertisers all competing for the same virtual space creates a ‘content soup’ that …

Storytelling and engaging audiences

<b>Rob Shwetz says effective storytelling is the key to engaging audiences.</b><p>The humble goldfish, famous for its short memory, now has a proven attention …

What is Shorthand Writing

Shorthand Overview<p>Most traditional shorthand systems use a phonetic representation of a word as opposed to the way it is spelled. English spelling …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

How Writers Can Seek Useful and Trustworthy Feedback

<b>Jacqueline Woodson:</b> In terms of a criticism here's how I deal with it, and this is having written 32 books. The first time I ask people to read my …

Writing

7 tips for writing great content to gain exposure and success

Rich content will not only fetch more visitors and make your website look good, but it will also enhance your site’s position in the search …

Using Internal Conflict to Create Plot

<b>Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>photo credit: Is it done yet? via photopin (license)<p>A lot of focus gets put on the core conflict of a novel–the main …

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 …

Are We Undermining Our Own Writing Success? - Kristen Lamb

I rarely reread books, namely because there are so many new titles I want to consume and only so many hours in the day. But, there are a handful of …

Writing

Students Shouldn’t Have Writer’s Block These Days

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons)<b>By Stephen D. Senturia</b>I was once a student. It was in the middle of the last century (really!). We didn’t have …

Writing

English Language Arts Standards » Writing » Grade 9-10 | Common Core State Standards Initiative

Standards in this strand:<p>Text Types and Purposes:<p>CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-10.1<br>Write arguments focused on <i>discipline-specific …

You CAN Edit Yourself Without Losing Your Voice

I would love it if everything I wrote passed through a gifted editor's hands before I sent it out into the world. Unfortunately, I can't afford to …

How to write a classic: 7 key elements

If you’re wondering how to write a classic, there’s no simple answer. Many different factors go into whether a book becomes a classic. Some are …

The writer’s epiphany: I can pinpoint precise lessons from other authors and their work | Charlotte Wood

Interviewing other writers about their craft was like a three year masterclass, and I took lessons from all of them into writing my own book<p>A few years ago I came across a magazine article, a conversation between two painters about the creative process. It was somehow different from other profiles …

No Writing Is Wasted

by Ruthanne ReidHave you ever seen an expert do something so brilliantly that they made it look easy?Writing is like that.Here’s the thing: when our …

20 Great Writing Tips From 20 Authors #Writingtips #Writer #WeekendBlogShare

These are great tips from people who have actually written books. They have all experienced the <i>many</i> challenges that come from writing a novel and …

The secret code to writing a bestseller

A new book claims to have the formula to a bestselling novel – but can an algorithm help writers have a hit? Hephzibah Anderson investigates.<p>“I loved New York with the kind of mad passion I reserved for only one other thing in my life.” For millions of readers the world over, that opening sentence …

Writing

Reading & Books Poetry Prompt: Reading to Children

All literature is created from our need to tell stories—about ourselves, others, or about the world—asserts The International Board on Books for …

Literature

Do you need to be inspired to write a novel? - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

How A Great Amazon Book Description Can Help Authors Sell More Books

Whether on Amazon or any other e-tailer, book descriptions are more important than most authors realize. Many times I'll see blocks of text pulled from the back of the book and while, in theory, that's not a bad idea. It may not be the greatest if your book description isn't strong to begin with or …

Why Do You Write? And Why Aren’t You Writing?

Photo by Jacob Vanderheyden.<i>Alone</i> is a reality TV show where ten competitors get dropped off on various parts of Vancouver Island, and are forced to …

Writing instruction in our schools is terrible. We need to fix it.

By Jay Mathews<p>Jay Mathews<p>Education writer and columnist<p>Email Bio<p>Several years ago, I stopped reading the reports I frequently receive on “the future of education research” from many fine universities. Most education research has little or no relationship to important developments in schools, and it …

Malala Yousafzai

Getting to Know Your Writers: Three Assessment Ideas You May Not Have Considered

Sometimes it takes a little extra research to get to know kids in order to inspire them. How do you get kids to pour their little hearts out onto the …

Why I’m Writing A Book About Cheating

<i>And How You May Be Able To Help</i><p>It started out innocently but one little thing led to another and the next thing you know things were out of control. …

7 Reasons Writing Is So Good for Our Brains

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Description-The Good the Bad and the Just Please STOP - Kristen Lamb

In the last post, we talked about revisions and how often when we are making those next passes through we need to flesh, cut or refine our …

Writing Relatable Antiheroes and Villains by Kayelle Allen

<i>Help me welcome back Kayelle Allen – today Kayelle is giving us the low down on those no-good villains. Or are they no good? Read ahead and find out</i> …

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