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Mara Wilson Writes Stuff It’s been a busy few weeks. So much has happened that’s blog-worthy, I couldn’t write separate entries for all of them — or perhaps writing for Cracked has gone to my head. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening. 1. Mara Wilson Writes Stuff
by Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication. So many pairs or trios of words and phrases stymie us with their resemblance to each other. Here’s a quick guide to alleviate (or is it ameliorate?)

50 Problem Words and Phrases

50 Problem Words and Phrases
Build Literacy Skills with Wordle I've always been interested in quantitative displays of information. I've been having lots of fun with Wordle - a free website that creates "word clouds" (or "tag clouds") for text analysis. Simply copy/paste text and in seconds Wordle gives you a visual representation of word frequency. Build Literacy Skills with Wordle
Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2 English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers More Exercises: Write the first 250 words of a short story, but write them in ONE SENTENCE. Make sure that the sentence is grammatically correct and punctuated correctly.

Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2

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911 Writers Block

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Write to Done | Unmissable articles on writing

Time to confess: I’m a closet novelist. For the last six years, I’ve been sitting on a great plot, but I find the idea of writing a novel daunting. A few days ago, my best friend said to me, “You should write your novel this year. You know, the one where the young woman is in a bus in Rio de Janeiro, and she suddenly hears…” Write to Done | Unmissable articles on writing
201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity Arouse your creativity A guest post by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering. Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids.

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

In your left hand, you hold the smartphone you’ve been eyeing for months — you know, the one from the TV commercials? Committed to the purchase, you step up to the register to pay for your new phone. But looking up, instead of an AT&T or Verizon salesperson behind the counter, the smarter version of you shouting some truth in your face: “Don’t do it! Don’t buy that smartphone! It’s going to be obsolete in three months!” Allow me to grab control of the PA: Work-Killer - Killing boredom all of the time! Work-Killer - Killing boredom all of the time!
Posted on: 10 Cado 7:0 - 5.27.29 So you've procrastinated again. You told yourself you wouldn't do this 2 months ago when your professor assigned you this. Nerd Paradise : How to Write a 20 Page Research Paper in Under a Day

Nerd Paradise : How to Write a 20 Page Research Paper in Under a Day

I just finished reading an interesting essay entitled How to Disagree. Written by Paul Graham, the essay introduces and describes a seven-level Hierarchy of Disagreement. From name-calling to carefully reasoned refutation, Graham breaks down each level of the hierarchy with a brief explanation. How to Write Strong Arguments at The CreateDebate Blog

How to Write Strong Arguments at The CreateDebate Blog

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Begin 2014 by visiting our Literary Events Calendar, which has information on readings, workshops, and conferences that offer inspiration, education, and a sense of community. Or visit the Writing Prompts and Exercises page, which helps writers develop the skills, knowledge, and dedication needed to achieve their writing goals. The Poets & Writers Speakeasy is a convenient, open, and reliable digital space where poets and writers gather to discuss their experiences with the craft, literary agents, and self-publishing. Or, connect directly with fellow writers in our Directory of Writers, which features contact information for more than ten thousand authors.
How to Write a Memoir, Memoir Writing Topics On this page, you'll find advice on how to write a memoir, as well as interviews and ideas to inspire your memoir writing. What is a memoir? A memoir is a narrative about your personal experience. You can write a memoir about: A specific event that happened to you. A specific aspect of your life (for example, your relationship with your father, your travel through Asia, your struggle to overcome a phobia).