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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

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A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

What Authors Can Learn From TV Writers

I started writing for TV thirteen years ago, and in that time I've worked on five different shows and been a part of nearly three hundred scripts. I started writing my first novel, Pretty Ugly (available March 31st), seven and a half years ago, and in that time I've written one novel. Half of my …

Creative Writing

How to Create a Strong Emotional Response in Your Readers

<i>Today’s guest post is by writer and blogger Jackie Johansen:</i><p>You are writing your book, and you are excited thinking of others reading it. You …

Writing

Google for Education: How can Google products enhance the study of a literary text?

17 Pieces of Advice for Struggling Writers, from the Famous Authors Who Have Been There

That moment of panic after staring at the blinking cursor on a blank word document without a single idea to put down: We've all been there.<p>But young …

Creative Writing

How to Be a Well-Read Person

No matter what I’m doing—working, driving, sitting in class, hanging out with friends or acquaintances—I would always rather be reading.<p>I wish …

How to Increase Your Daily Word Count by 75%

Recently (twenty-one days ago), I modified my morning writing routine according to advice by Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. The change …

10 Bits of Stellar Writing Advice from J.R.R. Tolkien

Last week, I saw an infographic in GalleyCat titled, J.R.R. Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers, and was so inspired. What if he’d never written his books? …

Writing Your First Novel: Five Fundamentals for Your Path to the Pulitzer

Autumn is the season when word processors develop twitches in keyboards. Writers emerge from summers abroad, agents hunger for a new voice, publishers finally release the hidden gems that will save their industry. Book reviews burst with new titles and bestseller lists change faster than television …

Writing

Dailythem.es: Improve Your English with Creative Writing Promts

Dailythem.es provides daily creative writing prompts to help improve your English writing skills. The site is designed for non native English writers …

Creative Writing

8 Resources to Build Your Freelance Writing Career

For the past six months to a year, I’ve been working to launch a freelance writing career. During that time, I’ve taken some courses, joined a few …

Writing

How many words do you write a day? And do you have to force yourself? How successful authors do it

This question appeared in my inbox from Adam Nicholls after I reported on Facebook that I’d managed 4,000 words of <i>The Mountains Novel</i> in one day. …

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day.<p>And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history's most legendary figures -- from Beethoven to Beyonce -- had just as little (or just as much) time as you have.<p>Using …

The Intentional Writer: Finding the Time, Space, and Inspiration You Need to Write

Shares 636<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

What Books Should Every Intelligent Person Read?: Tell Us Your Picks; We’ll Tell You Ours

Back in 2011 we featured astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson's list of the books "every single intelligent person on the planet" should read. His …

Lists of the Best Sentences — Opening, Closing, and Otherwise — in English-Language Novels

I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.<p>— James …

9 Key Elements Of Great Endings For Books And Stories - Writer's Relief, Inc.

After a reader finishes a book or a short story, it’s often the ending that resonates most strongly. In some ways, the whole book is about its …

Query Letters: How To Think Like A Literary Agent - Writer's Relief, Inc.

If your query letter isn’t getting the results you want, maybe it’s time to start thinking like a literary agent. Although we at Writer’s Relief are</i> …

Where New Writers Can Get Published - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Who is publishing work by new writers? If you’ve been in the publishing industry long enough, you’ve probably heard a writer lament, “In order to get …

How to Start Your Novel

By Chuck Sambuchino<p>One of the most common reasons why agents and editors stop reading sample pages is simply that <i>the story starts too slow</i>. Gone are …

Tip of the Week – Six Great Ways to Publish Student Work

We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.<p>We know that …

Your Character's Flaw is His Greatest Strength

Last weekend I attended the Washington Romance Writers annual retreat and, in addition to having a fulfilling and inspiring experience, I actually …

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test

<i>This is the second in a three-part series about</i> <i>the intersection of education and the arts.</i><p>Let's start with a question from a standardized test: "How would the world be different if we all had a third eye in the back of our heads?"<p>It's not a typical standardized question, but as part of the Next …