Joanne Mathis

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The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent

Colleges are adjusting to increasing contact with adults who are more ingrained in their children’s lives than ever.<p>Stacy G.’s daughter was having a meltdown. Her daughter, a sophomore at a prestigious private college, wanted an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a plum job that would look …

College & University

20 "One Room Challenge" Makeovers That Left Us in Awe

#11 is our home dreams come true.<p>The past six weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind for the interior designers from season 11 of Calling It a Home's One Room Challenge. Check out some of our favorite snaps from this latest round, then visit their blogs to see the rest of the room.

How to Train Your Brain for Positive Thinking

People ask me, “How do I reprogram my mind?” Why? Did somebody ninjutsu your brain and hypnotize you into thinking something horrible?<p>Here’s the …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Voices in Your Head: How Audiobooks Can Improve Your Writing … by Richard Rieman

Do you hear voices in your head while writing? It can be a very good thing.<p>As a veteran audiobook narrator, I am always impressed when the writing …

How to introduce characters: 6 ways to be memorable

Memorable character introductions draw readers in. Examples by accomplished authors show us how to introduce characters with entrances that make …

Why Second-Person Point of View Is Rarely Used in Fiction

Second-Person Point of View<p>Updated February 08, 2018<p>Second-person point of view is a form of writing in which the point of view of a narrative work …

10 Questions for Creating Believable Fictional Characters

How Do I Create Believable Characters?<p>Updated May 14, 2018<p>Creating complex, ​well-rounded characters requires time thinking about how your characters …

BREAKING & ENTERING: Done Outlining? Ready to Type Fade in? Think Again

Outlining for depth and meaning, not just to create beats, enables you to understand your story and create a foundation for your successful Dream …

Creative Writing

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

Dinosaurs

The 5 Major Differences Between Writing Novels and Screenplays

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

“I was living in a racial closet”: Black filmmaker Lacey Schwartz on growing up white

<b>A photo of Lacey Schwartz and her mother, in "Little White Lie" (PBS)</b><p>Schwartz talks to Salon about race, privilege, family secrets and her new PBS documentary “Little White Lie”<p>Marissa Charles<p>March 22, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>For the first 18 years of her life Lacey Schwartz knew she was white. With her …

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