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To Grow on Social Media, Stop Worrying About Which Platform You're Growing On

With one simple mindset shift, you'll set yourself up for social media and content marketing success no matter what the landscape throws at you.<p>As an entrepreneur, building up an audience on social media has a handful of great benefits. Between building brand awareness, gaining credibility as a …

Social Media

Point of View in Narration Defined

Point of view is a narration device that determines the perspective from which readers will experience a story's action. A story's point of view …

American Experience

The Pill | Article<p>Black Genocide<p>In 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower emphatically told the nation that the American government would not and should …

Can Climate Change Affect Your Period? A Study Linked Air Pollution To Irregular Cycles & This Might Be Why

When it comes to menstrual cycles, everyone is different, and having an irregular cycle doesn't necessarily mean you need medical help. But a new …

A Discourse on Race and Inequality in the United States

<i>This post is part of our online forum on Race, Property, and Economic History</i>.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau reported in early September (2017) that the …

How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of …

The Top 10 Reasons To Write Short Stories

We love short stories at Writers Write. We’ve recently added posts about short story competitions and a list of our Top 20 Short Story Quotes. We’ve …

The Essential Elements of a Successful Short Story

It’s easier to say what a short story isn’t than what it is. It isn’t an anecdote and it isn’t a section of a novel and it isn’t an essay. (There is a form called the long story but that’s another song.) Though short stories since Chekhov often end ambiguously, they can’t end indefinitely and still …

Lacuna lets students annotate online materials

Even with a printed textbook, a highlighting marker can't do this: A free online program that allows students to annotate digitized content is …

Digital Storytelling Projects for the Classroom

People want stories in their social media, not advertisements so businesses are hungry for young designers that understand can tell a compelling …

5 'must dos' for producing captivating podcasts

'Stories that transport your audience into the story or make them feel empathy are the types of stories that people remember'

Reports of the Death of Jim Crow Prove Greatly Exaggerated

One of America’s most cherished myths is that the civil rights movement killed Jim Crow. It didn’t. For more than a century, that dirty bird has …

Jessica Williams and Salma Hayek's Sundance conversation shows just how complicated intersectional feminism can be

At a luncheon of prominent Hollywood women at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, attended by the likes of Shirley MacLaine, Salma Hayek, …

The hoopla over these “rare” biracial twins twins reveals how confused people are about racial identity

Their different complexions aren’t some racial miracle.<p>Fraternal twins can look as similar or dissimilar as any other siblings — from features to size and height to hair color. So when they’re born with different skin tones, it’s not really a big deal.<p>Or at least it shouldn’t be.<p>But somehow, thanks …

Siblings

Dark New Book Shows The Grim Reality Of Resisting Oppression

Han Kang's second novel to be translated into English is a visceral, searing excavation of trauma rooted in the 1980 Gwangju Uprising.<p>In December, South Korean president Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly and stripped of her executive powers. Park, the daughter of former dictator …

The Tijuana Book of the Dead

My sister gave me this book. “I don’t read a lot of poetry,” she said. “I guess it doesn’t say much to me. But this poetry — this is my …

The Complicated Legacy of Our First Black President

As we bask in the glow of the Obama legacy, it's important to remember who was left behind.<p>Tonight President Obama will deliver his farewell address. He will use the opportunity to remind the nation of what he accomplished during eight difficult but historic years in office. And because President …

Drawing Lessons From a Segregated History

Harvard urban planning professor Daniel D’Oca took his design grad students to Ferguson to see the impacts of racial zoning ordinances. They came back with some novel solutions.<p>In Ruben Segovia’s graphic novel <i>The Tracers</i>, two African-American teens wander upon a vacant lot that once served as a …

IB English A: Language & Literature: Graphic novel

Graphic novel<p>Resources<br>• Text types<br>• Graphic novel<p>Graphic novel: Feedback<p>Cancel Submit<p>Are you studying a graphic novel for Part 3 of your syllabus?</i> …

Graphic Novels

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Public Speaking

Protect Your Beautiful Black Mind: Social Activism, Mental Health and The Current Racial State Of America.

I remember seeing the footage of Rodney King’s terrifying beating by LAPD on the news as a young child then a few years later Amadou Dialo was killed …

HBO's 'Westworld' Is A Deeply Textured & Alluring Sci-Fi Series [TV Review]

In 1942, <b>Isaac Asimov</b> introduced Three Laws Of Robotics, and in the decades since, it has been tremendously influential in how robots and artificial …

TV

The Reviews Are In: 101 Creative Writing Exercises

<i></i>When I set out to write <i>101 Creative Writing Exercises</i>, the goal was simple: give writers the tools they need to succeed.Many of the writing exercises …

A Peek Inside the Essential 'Cartoonists Of Color' Database

Stop asking, "Where are the people of color in comics?" They're right here.<p>Even in a time when some of the biggest comic book heroes have been redrawn as people of color, those behind the scenes are still mainly white. Yes, Spiderman is now Afro-Latino and Thor is a woman, but who’s drawing them? …

Kuti Kuti, the comic association looking to educate and inspire

Kuti Kuti is a Finnish contemporary comics association, sourcing and producing fascinating illustration. Helping them grow into “one of the most …

South Africa

Shaping the urban brain: In building cities, concern about well-being can’t take backseat to growth

<b>In this photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2016, tourists walk along Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront and near the site where George Lucas wanted to build his Star Wars museum in Chicago. Friends of the Parks Director Juanita Irizarry led the obscure nonprofit that stood its ground and blocked</b> …

Urban design shapes mental health, researchers say

The design of urban environments is increasingly being viewed as a mental health issue. According to the American Psychiatric Association, …

Mental Health