Nancy Purcell

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How to write your first story – About Writing: Part 1

<i>This is the start of a series of articles I’ve been meaning to write for some time. I’ve often avoided talking about the writing process because,</i> …

Writing

10 Lessons Dr. Seuss Can Teach Writers

by Joe BuntingIn the spring of 1925, a Dartmouth College senior named Theodor Geisel was caught drinking, a serious offense during prohibition. As …

Creative Writing

The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting

The key to success with presentation—and storytelling in general—is to focus not on getting approval or a particular response from the audience, but …

On the Subject of Self-Editing

I am a writer and a reader. On occasion, I am a reviewer, but one thing I can never be is an editor of my own work. Given that, I’d like to speak …

How a Writer Weighs an Idea. Six Questions.

by Alton Ganksy @AltonGansky <br>How a Writer Weighs an IdeaBenjamin Franklin used a simple technique to judge the value of an idea. When considering a …

Profit

12 essential places in Britain for book lovers

LONDON — Britain has been home to a formidable number of writers over the centuries, and offers numerous literary spots as a result. Add in a decent …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …