Patricia Sisson

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7 Online Writing Workshops That Will Help You Write Your Novel In The New Year

So you want to "write more" in the new year. But now that the new year is nearly upon us, you're starting to spiral into a writerly panic. How will …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The secret of how to write a bestseller

“There’s no way you can teach this stuff,” he said. “It just cannot be taught. You’ve either got it or not.” Which was ironic, considering that the …

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Writing

How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

Love, Money And Betrayal Make For Great Storytelling In 'The Heirs'

You've seen <i>The Royal Tenenbaums</i>, right? I love that movie. It's Wes Anderson at maybe his third-most Wes Anderson-iest, telling the tale of a family of geniuses that live, grow, shatter and die in a magical version of New York City. It begins with a book being laid down and opened to page one: …

Books

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices

If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a …

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

NGSS Assessment Portal

Here you will find a set of tasks produced by the NGSA Collaborative, which consists of researchers and technology developers at the University of …

University of Illinois

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Education Technology

The Best and Most Unique Puzzle Games All Puzzle Wizards Must Have on their iPhone

Puzzles provide an excellent way of getting your mind off of the many worries of everyday life, while also serving intense brain-training fun for …

Enix

Use Freewriting to Jump-Start Your Fiction

Freewriting can be one of the best and easiest exercises to get yourself out of a creative rut and generate short story ideas. It requires a minimum …

Creative Writing

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

Books

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

Writing

How Marconi Gave Us the Wireless World

In giving us the wireless world, the Irish-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was arguably the first truly global figure in modern …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

6 Nontoxic Ways to Keep Wasps Away

<i>by guest blogger Rebecca Straus, online assistant editor at</i> Rodale's Organic Life<p>Aside from different nesting preferences, the main difference between bees and wasps is that bees feed their larvae pollen, while wasps--a category that includes yellow jackets and hornets--nourish theirs with insects. …

Gardening

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

The books that critics say you should read this summer

There’s a new wave of books coming out now in time for summer reading for those of us in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of familiar names and debut authors who are worth paying attention to. Annie Proulx, Stephen King, and Dave Eggers are among the veterans releasing new works. And Emma Cline …

Books

15 Albert Einstein quotes that put you inside the mind of a true genius

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and his contributions to human knowledge are unparalleled.<p>The physicist conducted groundbreaking research on how our universe functions, including the Theory of Relativity, and predicted the existence of gravitational waves a …

Albert Einstein

9 Smart Productivity Hacks for Teachers (Infographic)

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …

8 Protein Powders That Taste Really Good

1/8<p>The perfect post-barre workout drink, we like that this chocolate-flavored protein powder, which doesn't taste chalky, helps to instill a more …

What ‘white folks who teach in the hood’ get wrong about education

“There’s a teacher right now in urban America who’s going to teach for exactly two years and he’s going to leave believing that these young people …

Teaching