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Amitav Ghosh: where is the fiction about climate change?

It is a simple fact that climate change has a much smaller presence in contemporary literary fiction than it does even in public discussion. As proof of this, we need only glance through the pages of literary journals and book reviews. When the subject of climate change occurs, it is almost always …

Literature

New Layers of Dirt on Charter Schools

An earlier review identified the "Three Big Sins of Charter Schools": Fraud, a Lack of Transparency, and the Exclusion of Unwanted Students. The …

The Productivity Secrets of 6 Famous Writers

Hemingway wrote on a boat. Nabokov wrote in the bathtub. Virginia Woolf wrote while taking walks in London.<p>When I was growing up in South Florida, my father would often drive our family down to the Florida Keys to go fishing. The Keys, as they are known, is the chain of islands strung together by …

5 Assorted Usage Errors

Using the right word for the job, or considering whether a word is needed at all, distinguishes careful writing from careless writing. Discussion and …

Webinars

The battle of Hastings: What’s behind the Netflix CEO’s fight to charterize public schools?

Hastings wants to bring Silicon Valley to the classroom, but charter schools can also fail just like start-ups<p><i>This article originally appeared on Capital & Main.</i><p>Silicon Valley electrical engineer Brett Bymaster was optimistic when Rocketship Education, a non-profit charter school chain, began …

Here's How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of 6th Grade

Middle school is tough. Bodies change. Hormones rage. Algebra becomes a reality. But there are things schools can do to make life easier for students — like this big study we wrote about showing that K-8 schools may be better for kids than traditional middle schools.<p>But aside from re-configuring an …

Teaching

Writing: How We Can Achieve a State of Flow

Writing flow, says author and principal Matt Renfrew, is achieved through the habits one builds by regularly participating in the experience. He …

Writing

Circuit Classics revive a golden age of electronics design

Star Simpson, a young San Francisco electronics enthusiast and designer, is working directly with Mims to bring a limited collection of his designs …

How to Write a Short Story with Clarity and Economy

One of the cold, hard truths of short story writing is that you only get one read. Whether your story is part of a collection, or in a magazine someone’s holding, or in the hands of someone who’s considering publishing it, you usually only get one shot per story with any one person. (Right? When …

Creative Writing

Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Fall Writing Contest is November 1st, 2016. This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in …

Creative Writing

The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L Jockers – review

If it is your ambition to write a bestselling work of fiction, you would be well advised to focus on certain topics and to avoid others. Among the topics you should focus on are, for instance, marriage, funerals, guns, schools, children, mothers and vaguely threatening technologies. Among the …

Writing

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

Creative Writing

Russian Braided Bread with Pesto Filling

In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.<p>Heat water and canola oil until warm …