Colleen Kennedy

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Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Literature

Critical Thinking & Textual Analysis: an example

<i>This is an example that accompanies my Edutopia blog post,</i> Teaching Literary Analysis<i>. Remember that the questions posed and the answers provided</i> …

20 Tips for Great Teaching

<i>The birth of Education’s new Scientology Cult.</i><p>If you fell for the clickbait headline then the chances are that you’ll be a fan of Doug Lemov. Hailing …

When King Lear Was a Rom-Com

As the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare approaches in April, you can be sure that writings about him and his time won’t be …

My year reading a book from every country in the world

Ann Morgan considered herself well read -- until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American …

Books

Your Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Creativity. Here's What To Do About It

These days, I regularly pour my unfiltered thoughts and life experiences out on the page (and the Internet). But for a long time, the drive to be …

3 Crucial Editing Phases All Authors Need to Sell More Books

It’s tough for authors to get their books noticed these days, and every year the competition for discoverability gets fiercer. So how can authors …

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

Writing

7 Essential Tips for Writing a Successful Blog

Karen Andrews is a professional writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. She began blogging in 2006 and now has one of the most established …

Our favorite iPad writing app

As a writer whose primary device has been an iPad for two and a half years, I have a lot of feelings about writing apps. And, it’s no secret that the …

8 Useful Tools For Professional Writers

Are you a professional writer? Are you looking for some useful web tools that would be helpful in your writing tasks? Well, if your answer is yes, …

10 Tips For Taking Feedback On Your Writing (And How To Trust It, Too!)

Connect with Us<p>10 Tips For Taking Feedback On Your Writing (And How To Trust It, Too!)<p>So someone had something to say about what you wrote. Maybe …

Self-help

How Writing a Novel is a lot like a Relationship

Last week I mentioned that I’d finished reading Aziz Ansari’s <i>Modern Romance</i>. Rather than be a creativity kleptomaniac, I’m citing Ansari’s book as …

5 Physical Benefits of Reading

<b>They help kids “see”</b><br>Kids play out the story in their heads, consciously and <i>unconsciously</i> — and that can boost their imaginations. Ask questions about …

A rare Jane Austen edition was discovered and all our book dreams are coming true

Volunteers at a charity bookshop in the UK recently stumbled upon a rare Victorian edition of Jane Austen’s beloved novel <i>Pride & Prejudice</i>, buried in …

Top 10 Literary Cities

If your idea of vacation includes checking out local bookshops and exploring writer hangouts, this list is for you.<p><i>From the September 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>magazine</i><p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b><br>It’s practically mandatory that visitors to Edinburgh travel by the book. The atmospheric …

Remember That Time Paul Rudd Did Shakespeare In A Thong?

Here at Refinery29, we've been taking a moment to celebrate Paul Rudd. To bring our Rudd appreciation to the next level, we'd like to draw your …

7 Vegan French Recipes To Celebrate Bastille Day (Mais Oui!)

While a French vegan isn't necessary a rarity, the traditional cuisine seems like the exact opposite of vegan — with its rich cream sauces, …

Shakespeare schoolroom to be restored in £1.4m scheme

<b>A building where William Shakespeare went to school and saw theatre performances is to be restored thanks to a £1.4m lottery grant.</b><p>The Guildhall, which dates back to 1420, at King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, includes his schoolroom and a theatre.<p>The project includes repairing the …

5 Books That Will Make You So Much Better at Marketing Yourself or Your Brand

Study up on advice from these marketing experts.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Over the years, I’ve gone through bookshelves’ worth of marketing and PR books. After a few dozen, some of the books’ messages begin to …

Marketing

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …