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Postcards connecting the world - Postcrossing. For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning… Teachers!

For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning…

Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom. This four-part virtual professional learning series is designed for English Language Arts teachers, created FOR educators BY educators. Inspiring Young Authors, with NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty. NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program. Register your school for the Author's Apprentice. You can apply for your school to take part in the Author's Apprentice 2020/2021 using the form below.

Register your school for the Author's Apprentice

AaBrochure2020. NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program. For Young Writers. Each month Write the World holds a new competition, developed around a particular idea or genre of writing, such as poetry, fantasy, sports journalism, or flash fiction.

For Young Writers

Competitions encourage you to dig deeper into the writing process, try out new genres and share your work with a sea of eager readers. And because a first draft is never perfect, you have the chance to receive peer and expert feedback before submitting your final piece. Here's how competitions work: Watch more tips for entering competitions. What’s Different About Write the World Competitions? Free Entry and Cash Prizes: The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50. Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional.

Eric Carle's bright, beloved children's classic about an insatiable caterpillar has been collecting awards—and fans—since it was first published in 1969.

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional

Here are a few things you might not know about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 1. Using Weather Symbols in Fiction. Post and Artwork by Sylvia Nica, Age 14, USA Symbols.

Using Weather Symbols in Fiction

They may bring back memories of boring literature lectures, but they can be a great way to add meaning and depth to your writing. Like clues scattered around you writing, symbols can hint to your reader the meaning of an event or alter the mood of your story. Infographics: The Colors Mentioned Most in 10 Famous Books. Color Symbolism - What Do Colors Symbolize? Since times immemorial, color symbolism has been used to depict beliefs, traditions, and behavior.

Color Symbolism - What Do Colors Symbolize?

Colors are used to represent life, death, fear, hatred, anger and joy. Most of the color symbolism represented today is handed down from generation to generation. Due to this fact, we often find that there is no uniformity in such color associations. People’s traditions, beliefs and values all play a role in these connections and associations. Take the example of weddings. Using Color Symbolism In many English speaking nations, commonly used phrases also depict color symbolism.

Experts thus caution color symbolism to be used very carefully by firmly establishing the context. Color Symbolism in Literature: What Do Colors Mean in Literature and Poetry? Colors have been used in stories since as early as the first story was told.

Color Symbolism in Literature: What Do Colors Mean in Literature and Poetry?

Writers and poets use colors to create concrete images of their characters, scenes and events.Language itself uses a system of symbols, either verbal or written. Therefore, color symbolism in literature imparts a deeper meaning to the words which, in turn, help transform the written content into a more powerful instrument. Naturally, the reader must also have prior experience with the color in order to interpret the symbolism (that the creator has in mind) correctly. This is the main reason why poems and books mean different things to different readers. Top 11 Examples of Archetypes in Literature. Archetypes are tools used in literature to represent common aspects of human nature and life in general.

Top 11 Examples of Archetypes in Literature

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast. The best-loved fiction for children, teens and adults shares characters who feel familiar.

Character Archetypes: Enriching your Novel's Cast

This is because effective characters often have strong archetypal qualities. They have combinations of fears and goals – character psychology – we’ve seen before. What are character archetypes, exactly, and how can you use them to make your novel’s cast more interesting? Defining character archetypes The first definition of the word ‘archetype’ is ‘a very typical example of a certain person or thing.’

‘Character archetypes’ are thus the blueprints for characters that we draw on. A third definition of archetype comes from psychoanalysis, the study of human psychology. Why are character archetypes useful for writers? Discover Great New Writers Program. Since 1990, the Barnes & Noble booksellers who handpick books for our Discover Great New Writers™ program have connected readers with incredible, unforgettable stories from little-known writers.

Discover Great New Writers Program

Many of the nearly 1,900 literary talents showcased in the Discover program have become household names, enjoying great success with readers, critics and prize committees. Previous Discover Great New Writers selections are here. The Discover program's selection committee is comprised of Barnes & Noble booksellers from across the company and around the country. They are voracious readers who meet weekly throughout the year to look for compelling voices, extraordinary writing, and indelible stories from literary talents at the start of their careers.

Online Self-Publishing for eBooks & Print Books. Check Out the Final Cover for DUELS & DECEPTION by Cindy Anstey! What happens between cover voting on the blog and the final, printed cover? Check Out the Final Cover for DUELS & DECEPTION by Cindy Anstey!