Gahan Willis

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Buy Books and Never Read Them? There's a Japanese Word for That

Museums are great places to learn about history, science, and even math, but if the language arts were your favorite subject in school, there are …

Linguistics

15 Books For Everyone To Better Their Writing Skills

This list goes through 15 of the best books for everyone to better their writing skills, each with a short description, and a review from other …

How to Plan a Short Story – About Writing: Part 2

<i>Hey guys, this is the second article in my series about the writing process. If you’re interested in a broader look at the basics, check out Part 1,</i> …

Creative Writing

Write for Wink - and get paid!

Calling all writers! Wink needs reviewers! Wink is launching a new site, Wink Fun, which will feature daily reviews of games, toys, puzzles, kits, …

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

Climate Influences Language Evolution

The ease with which certain sounds are produced in different climes plays a role in the development of spoken languages. Christopher Intagliata …

Climate

Probing the deep history of human genes and language

Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic …

Ricky Gervais Tells A Story About How He Learned To Write

<i>Note: This article is included in our year-end storytelling advice round-up.</i><p>Anyone who reads (nay, <i>experiences</i>), Co.Create with any regularity will recognize storytelling as one of the throughlines. Whether we’re talking about marketing or movies, storytelling is one of the most mentioned words, one …

How to Get a Novel Published | The Art of Manliness

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual novel-writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all …

#BBCTrending: The Colombian who teaches Colombian to Colombians

<b>Ever spoken to someone who speaks the same language as you, and not understood what they were talking about?</b><p>Colombia is a Spanish-speaking country. But when a someone from the capital Bogota meets a "Costeño" from the 1,600-kilometre-long Caribbean coast, they often seem to be speaking a different …

Languages Are Going Extinct Even Faster Than Species Are

The world's roughly 7000 known languages are disappearing faster than species, with a different tongue dying approximately every 2 weeks. Now, by borrowing methods used in ecology to track endangered species, researchers have identified the primary threat to linguistic diversity: economic …

Speak literary Russian or face fine, Muscovites warned

In the near future, if two Muscovites go for a <i>biznes-lanch</i>, they could be fined. If they then order a <i>gamburger</i>, they could be fined again. And if they get out their <i>smartfon</i> to check their <i>Feisbuk</i>, there could be serious trouble.<p>This, at least, is the future envisaged by a new law that would …

Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

Count us among those who just can't get enough chili pepper news.<p>These spicy fruits are beloved around the world for their ability to sex up nearly any cuisine. They're the world's most widely grown spice crop, so it's hard to imagine that their reach was once limited to the early farmers in what …