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WritingRaw Home. The 'Busy' Trap. The 10 Types of Writers Block (and How to Overcome Them) The Politics of EconomicsThe Politics of Economics. Common Themes in Literture - StumbleUpon. UCB Parents Jokes &Quotes: Kids talk Science - StumbleUpon. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network Back to the Jokes & Quotes Collection THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL QUOTES FROM 11 YEAR OLDS' SCIENCE EXAMS: * "Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin.

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Table of Contents - StumbleUpon. LOTS OF PUNS - StumbleUpon. ...A guy goes into a nice restaurant bar wearing a shirt open at the collar and is met by a bouncer who tells him he must wear a necktie to gain admission.

LOTS OF PUNS - StumbleUpon

So the guy goes out to his car and he looks around for a necktie and discovers that he just doesn't have one. He sees a set of jumper cables in his trunk. In desperation he ties these around his neck, manages to fashion a fairly acceptable looking knot and lets the ends dangle free. Premium Funny: Shakespeare Insult Kit. 10 Novels That We Dare You to Finish. The 7 habits of highly effective writers. Universal Wrapping Paper. Free online speed reading software. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years

Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices.

We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. Ambiguous Words. Oneword.com. Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases. It’s a matter of taste and style, but not long ago American writers attempted to demonstrate their credentials to the world by including Latin and French phrases within works.

Guide for Writers: Latin Phrases

A dash of Latin was expected of the moderately educated throughout the Western world. & New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) -... The New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership.

& New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words (defined and used) -...

They are able to measure this data thanks to a nifty in-page lookup mechanism, which you can try here. Try double-clicking the word “epicenter”. Since the NYT didn’t include definitions of these words, I decided to post a job to MediaPiston to produce an article defining and using each word in the list.

25 Things You Should Know About Character. Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now…

25 Things You Should Know About Character

Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Anti Joke - Funny Anti Jokes. 100 Most beautiful words in the English language* Platos "The Allegory of the Cave": A Summary. "In fact, you get pretty good at understanding how the patterns in the show work, and everyone else chained up is like, 'Holy shit bro, how did you know that that tree was going to fall on that guy?

Platos "The Allegory of the Cave": A Summary

' and you're like, 'It's because I fucking pay attention and I'm smart as shit.' You're the smartest of the chained, and they all revere you. " European History Interactive Map - StumbleUpon. How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - Austin Kleon. Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | More…

How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - Austin Kleon

Find Writing Contests, Poetry Contests & Grants. What should I read next. 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. These questions have no right or wrong answers.

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Which is worse, failing or never trying? If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Save The Words. Sheet-for-Emotions.jpg from psychcentral.com. The realization is now. New polling out this week shows that Americans are frustrated with the world and pessimistic about the future.

The realization is now

They're losing patience with the economy, with their prospects, with their leaders (of both parties). What's actually happening is this: we're realizing that the industrial revolution is fading. The 80 year long run that brought ever-increasing productivity (and along with it, well-paying jobs for an ever-expanding middle class) is ending. A. Victoria Mixon, Editor - StumbleUpon. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. When Insults Had Class. 13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind. Having never taken a business class in college I find that I read and listen to a lot of business books to round out my education.

The books usually aren't "How to Manage Your Cash Flow" but rather get me to rethink the way I run my business, which--despite no business classes or diploma--continues to be in business 13 plus years after I started it. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. Questionnaires for Writing Character Profiles - Creative Writing Help. Enter your e-mail to get the e-book for FREE. We'll also keep you informed about interesting website news. "I have searched the web and used different worksheets, but none have come close to your worksheets and descriptions of (what to do and what not to do). Both courses I have taken have with Creative Writing Now have been amazing.

Exercises for Fiction Writers - Page 2. Synonym Finder & Find synonyms, antonyms & definition for (almost)... Fun Latin. English 50 Exercises for Story Writers. English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story?

As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first. 20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback.

Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected. DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static. The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation.

Words are from Erin McKean’s two-volume series: Weird and Wonderful Words and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. 1. 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity. Arouse your creativity Electric flesh-arrows … traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears.