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Now You Can Tweet to a Plant. For Science.

Does talking to plants really help them grow? It's a question that, I'm sure, keeps us all awake at night. Luckily, Carmichael Lynch and the Denver …

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In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Squarespace has a stunning, monochromatic office décor that coincides with their minimalist branding.<p>The home of the Moroso creative director is modern on the outside and …

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Medical Diagnostic System Uses Bees to Detect Signs of Disease in a Person’s Breath

Designer Susana Soares has developed a simple diagnostic system that uses honey bees to detect traces of cancer or other diseases in a person’s …

Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

A few years ago, cognitive scientist Duje Tadin and his colleague Randolph Blake decided to test blindfolds for an experiment they were cooking up.<p>They wanted an industrial-strength blindfold to make sure volunteers for their work wouldn't be able to see a thing. "We basically got the best …

What books would help with my creative writing project?

At school (groan) I have completed a Bronze Arts Award. I have chosen to continue to do my Silver Arts Award. <br>For the first part of my Arts Award, which is called Arts Challenge, I will have to complete some form of challenge to do with the arts – for example, music, art and creative writing (I …

Top tips for writing ghost stories: Cornelia Funke

Almost 20 years ago - I had published only four books by then - I received a call from an editor, who was also a good friend, asking me whether I would be interested in writing a ghost story. Of course I was! So I wrote Ghosthunters, a series about a boy who was terrified by ghosts but finally …

Making your writing the best it can be: top tips from children's books editors

<b>David Fickling, editor of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton</b><p><b>End note?</b><br>People always say that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. If that is true then by far the most important part is the end. Before you set off on a writing project it saves a lot of time to have the end in …

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

<b>1) Have a strategy, make a plan</b><p>Why do you want to write for journals? What is your purpose? Are you writing for research assessment? Or to make a difference? Are you writing to have an impact factor or to have an impact? Do you want to develop a profile in a specific area? Will this determine which …

Beyond development: giving creative writers their place in our world

I've always felt a need to explain (as far as I'm able to) how I write. For me, it seems to be part of the job of being an author – to explore what it means to be creative; to break down the barriers between readers and writers; to demystify some parts of the writing process; to highlight the fact …

A Creative Coding School Run By Artists Opens In New York

Zach Lieberman, Taeyoon Choi, Amit Pitaru, and Jen Lowe open the School For Poetic Computation to teach people the magic of computational design.<p>Where would you go to learn creative coding? The internet? Read a book? Watch a tutorial? Download a copy of Processing and just get stuck in? Or would …

Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers

<b>1. The rules of writing</b><p>I always tell students that there are no set rules for writing and they can write whatever they like. I don't subscribe to the notion that all good stories must have, for example, an attention-grabbing opening, a turning point, a twist at the end and an extended metaphor. …

Will a master's in creative writing get you a book deal?

I signed with my literary agent three days before I started the two-year master of studies in creative writing at Oxford, and I signed a two-book contract with Quercus three days before the second year of the course began. Some people, however, assume that my book deal was wholly the result of the …

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

Top 10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Writing

Ayn Rand once said, “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” You should think of creative writing in …

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Teaching creative writing: lead your class by example

Did you ever hear about the art teacher who enthused about portrait compositions and brushstroke, but would never reveal their own artistic creations? Or the maths teacher who taught algebra and trigonometry but was too shy to complete a calculation in front of their students?<p>No? What then of the …

Free Download: 26 Literary Devices and Terms

<b>Part 1: 5 Tips to Write More Creative Fiction</b><p><b>1. Start with tension</b><p>Time and time again you’ll hear fiction writers and instructors tell you to start …

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Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace

Creative writing means many things to many people. It may bring to mind the vision of a lonely poet scribbling away in a garret – the commonplace trope for creativity. But literary creation does not always have to happen in a vacuum.<p>Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written in response to a group …