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101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'. Seven great writing quotes from seven great American writers. Ernest Hemingway once said “All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

Seven great writing quotes from seven great American writers

There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” As much as we love our Ernest, we beg to differ. It’s not just the amazing books Americans have written, which cause us to contradict Papa’s viewpoint. It’s the words of wisdom these masters have shared about their craft. John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway Elmore Leonard Toni Morrison Stephen King Henry Miller F. Designed by the awesomely talented Chris Ritter. Best story book ever. The New Motivational Poster: Illustrated Advice From Designers - Atlantic Mobile.

Unpacking the secrets of happiness and creativity, one poster at a time.

The New Motivational Poster: Illustrated Advice From Designers - Atlantic Mobile

What better way to kick off the new year than with words of wisdom from those who have threaded before us? That's precisely the premise of Advice to Sink in Slowly, a wonderful project enlisting design graduates in passing on advice and inspiration to first-year students through an ongoing series of posters—part Live Now, part Everything Is Going To Be OK, part Wisdom, part something completely refreshing, based on the idea that we all have subjective wisdom we wish we'd known earlier, but often don't get a chance to pass it on to those who can benefit from it in a way that makes them pay heed. "Advice is subjective. But, by passing on advice in a creative way, it is possible to create something that lasts, that people will want to live with and which can let the advice sink in slowly and help out later on. " "to create ideas is a gift, but to choose wisely is a skill" by Ryan Morgan "Do what you love" by Andy J.

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine. 50 Problem Words and Phrases. DarkCopy - Simple, full screen text editing. 36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk. 1: Establishing Your Authority Chuck teaches two principal methods for building a narrative voice your readers will believe in.

36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk

Discover the Heart Method and the Head Method and how to employ each to greatest effect. 2: Developing a Theme At the core of Minimalism is focusing any piece of writing to support one or two major themes. Learn harvesting, listing, and other methods, after a fun excursion into the spooky side of Chuck's childhood. 3: Using “On-The-Body” Physical Sensation Great writing must reach both the mind and the heart of your reader, but to effectively suspend reality in favor of the fictional world, you must communicate on a physical level, as well. 4: Submerging the “I” First-person narration, for all its immediacy and power, becomes a liability if your reader can't identify with your narrator. 5: Nuts and Bolts: Hiding a Gun 6: Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs You've always heard the maxim, "Show, don't tell...

" but almost no writing teacher ever explains... Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 19, 2012. Laurie McCannas complete list of Photoshop tutorials - StumbleUpon. TV Friendships From the 90s. Good Life Eats - StumbleUpon. Bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks.

Good Life Eats - StumbleUpon

I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. But I don’t ever dog ear my pages. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web. The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings.

Find books - StumbleUpon. Free Audio Books Online. Introduction This is a listing of 224 sites that legally offer free audio books, either for online listening or for download.

Free Audio Books Online

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages: This listing does not include the free online courses, audio and video, that are now listed in the Free Courses Online (Audio & Video) page here at Gizmo's Freeware. Also, any of those course on the genre pages are not listed here. Also, the video listings under Free Cooking, Food & Wine Audiobooks and Free Health, Fitness & Medicine Audiobooks are not included here. The Old Time Radio shows listed in some of the genres are also not listed here and the Free Motion Comics Online are not listed here either. All of the listings here are, to the best of my knowledge, offering legal content. If you know of any other sites offering free and legal audio books, then please post them in the comments below. How to Create an Awesome Summer Reading List - StumbleUpon.

Here's my one bit of advice on the subject — summer is for reading stuff you *want* to read, not stuff you *have* to, or stuff you feel like you *need* to.

How to Create an Awesome Summer Reading List - StumbleUpon

I review books for my web site, and I can't say that I ever enjoy them enough to carry them to the beach, you know what I mean? That's a job. And then at times I'll get into an "I'm too unproductive" mood and suddenly feel like my free time has to be spent learning important things, so I'll go read business books and self help books and other things that I feel like I'm reading because of some specific benefit I need to achieve. But when I hit the beach it's going to be stuff like Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on my Kindle. I will gain nothing from the experience other than whether I liked it or did not. Oh, and on a related note?