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Previous iterations of the “25 Things” series: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know 25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling And now… Here you’ll find the many things I believe — at this moment!
50 MORE Journal Writing Prompts 130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License . Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com .
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MILLLICENT G. DILLON , the world's expert on authors Jane and Paul Bowles, has won five O. Henry Awards and been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner. I worked with Dillon on her memoir, The Absolute Elsewhere , in which she describes in luminous prose her private meeting with Albert Einstein to discuss the ethics of the atomic bomb.
Prettiest Words, Alphabetized (1,027) Abattoir: a slaughterhouse; massacre Absinthe: wormwood liquor of a bright-green color
Tone/Attitude Words 1. accusatory-charging of wrong doing 2. apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
Three Rapid Reads For The Impatient Intellectual If there's one thing I've learned from the hassle of my daily commute, it's the delicate pleasure of a short story. Complete, yet compact, they are long enough to be engaging while still short enough to fit into your routine. So next time you find yourself with a few minutes to spare be sure to have one of these three collections ready. While one story may be the perfect length for a quick commute, I can't guarantee you'll be able to put it down once you reach your destination.
Following is a list of the 100 best first lines from novels, as decided by the American Book Review, a nonprofit journal published at the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University: 1. Call me Ishmael. - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813) 3.
There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. However, to think that English – or any language – could hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience is as arrogant of an assumption as it is naive. Read this article en Español HERE ARE A FEW examples of instances where other languages have found the right word and English simply falls speechless. 1.
The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club . This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have an unknown author.
Symmetrie war noch nie ein Indiz für ein gelungenes Bild. Symmetrie bedeutet Redundanz und Redundanz erzeugt Langeweile. Geringe Detailtiefe kann man nicht durch Schärfen ausgleichen, sondern, in der Digitalfotografie durch größere Sensoren, in der Analogfotografie durch eine größere Filmfläche und natürlich durch bessere Objektive. Hätte man mehr draus machen können! Gruß Michael Charly Charné , 16.10.2009 um 12:37 Uhr
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Miserables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty-six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, ‘Be My Baby’ on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.” American Psycho , Bret Easton Ellis Click here to see our selection of the 50 best children’s books
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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?) your suffering: 1. a while / awhile : “A while” is a noun phrase; awhile is an adverb.
4 Sites to Help You Decide What Book to Read Next Posted on 19 January, 2009 By Kim Woodbridge I love to read and average about a book per week. Well, honestly I didn’t come close to that last year but most years I read 50-70 books. I’ve been keeping track of every book I’ve read since 1991 – I wish I had started that when I learned how to read. I don’t have a fancy database or anything but just a list of author/title in a notebook.