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Notification : sécurité - risque lié aux programmes malveillants. As college students, we have to have at least a little bit of skill in terms of writing. There will be times in college when we will have to write papers, and even when we graduate and get a job, we will have to communicate effectively through writing. But what does it take to be a great writer? It’s simple. Here’s a list of things that great writers are able to do. Related: 6 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block You Have to Think for Yourself A good writer can regurgitate information from others. Being a great writer requires that you have opinions. Being able to write is a skill that is almost necessary for you to be successful. Be Consistent One of the most important things to remember is that, in order to be a great writer, you have to be able to be consistent. Here’s a good question to ask yourself if you can’t find the courage to write: What is bothering me?

Find the Things That Make You Want to Write What makes you tick? Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone Practice Self-Reflection. A Few Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversity in SFF. This article is about the ways in which authors—particularly those in SFF—can more sensitively write about cultures other than their own, and touches upon issues of racial and cultural sterotyping. It was originally posted on Aliette de Bodard’s personal blog on September 13th. This is a collection of stuff I’ve already said elsewhere, but for what it’s worth, the usual disclaimer applies: these are my personal opinions and my personal experience (I know not everyone has the same opinions and I certainly don’t pretend to speak for everyone!).

I also don’t pretend to have easy solutions for everything I mention here (and God knows I made some of those mistakes myself, and will continue making them, but hopefully I’ll improve on that front as time goes by); but I think it’s better to know all this stuff and then decide how to handle it rather than go on being blissfully unaware of it. Read your sources; read primary if possible. Using readers from inside the culture: it helps a lot. A Few Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversity in SFF. Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppet Magazine. By Maria Popova “To make discoveries, you have to be curious about why the universe is the way it is.” In the summer of 1983, Muppet Magazine invited science fiction icon Isaac Asimov — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries — to “a meeting of the minds,” wherein Dr.

Julius Strangepork would interview Asimov. Despite the silly tone of German-inspired Strangepork-speak, the wide-ranging conversation touches on a number of timeless and surprisingly timely issues. Three decades before the precarious state of space exploration we face today, as NASA is implementing new “cost-saving measures” at the expense of education and public outreach, Asimov speaks to the enormous cultural benefits of space exploration: Dr.

S: Personally, I like hanging around in space. On the relationship between space exploration and peace on earth: I don’t think we can really advance into space until we learn how to cooperate as a planet. Donating = Loving. Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil 1993) Why Study Philosophy? Proust derrière les barbelés. Au fond, il y a deux sortes d’hypermnésiques : les détestables, le plus souvent des bavards qui vous envahissent de leur verbe, vous saoulent du trop-plein de mémoire qui leur tient de culture et qu’ils régurgitent en bloc en vous en mettant plein la vue et les oreilles sans se soucier des effets de leur par-cœur sur votre bien-être ; et puis il y a les admirables, légers et discrets, qui se fixent d’eux-mêmes des limites et s’expriment plutôt par explosions de réminiscences à seule fin de vous faire partager leurs enchantements.

Il n’est guère de prisonniers et de déportés de la seconde guerre mondiale qui n’aient connus des spécimens de ces admirables. Non pas de ces machines à réciter sans fin des poèmes (à fuir) mais de ces intellectuels, généralement des universitaires qui poursuivaient leur enseignement afin de ne pas laisser l’esprit démissionner. Leur manière de résister à... Quoi au juste? La déchéance justement. Et Proust dans ce chaos ? Le paradoxe de l’interviewer. Le problème avec les interviews d’écrivains, ce n’est pas tant la réponse que la question.

Le phénomène est flagrant lorsque paraît un bouquet de ces entretiens, le genre de fleurs idéal à offrir à celles et ceux qui aiment la littérature et qui ont parfois envie de se reposer en allant fureter dans les arrière-cuisines- même si l’on sait d’expérience que l’on n’a plus tellement envie de goûter les plats quand on a vu comment ils étaient préparés. Une anthologie d’interviews d’écrivains sur « l’art de la fiction » vient justement de paraître sous le titre Paris Review. Les entretiens (Paris Review Interview Anthology, traduit de l’anglais par Anne Wicke, 553 et 580 pages, 23 et 24 euros, Christian Bourgois). Deux volumes parce qu’il y a du monde et du beau : James Baldwin, William Burroughs, Susan Sontag, Jim Harrison, Jack Kerouac, John Le Carré, William Faulkner, J.L. " L’écriture a-t-elle été une sorte de salut ? Pourquoi écrire ? (Brancusi photographe)

C'est une phrase de Constantin Brancusi au mur de cette exposition au Centre Pompidou (jusqu'au 12 septembre) qu'on se prend en pleine poire, directe, brutale : "Pourquoi écrire sur mes sculptures ? Pourquoi ne pas tout simplement montrer leurs photos ? " Comment écrire après cela ? Je réalise que, dans la plupart des cas (sauf peut-être pour Tirgu Jiu où je suis allé il y a bien longtemps), l'image que je conserve à l'esprit des sculptures de Brancusi est une image photographique plus que sculpturale. Cette exposition est remarquable pour deux raisons, et c'est un must de votre été parisien : d'une part, elle montre les films de Brancusi, pratiquement jamais vus jusqu'ici (et on peut acquérir le DVD), et deuxièmement, elle démontre éloquemment que ses photographies (et certains de ses films) sont des oeuvres d'art à part entière.

Brancusi est donc un photographe autant qu'un sculpteur et, photographiant ses sculptures, il les transforme, et, de ce fait, il crée à nouveau. How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism. 6 Things I Learned from Charles Bukowski Altucher Confidential. Posted by James Altucher Bukowski was disgusting, his actual real fiction is awful, he’s been called a misogynist, overly simplistic, the worst narcissist, (and probably all of the above are true to an extent) and whenever there’s a collection of “Greatest American Writers” he’s never included. And yet… he’s probably the greatest American writer ever. Whether you’ve read him or not, and most have not, there’s 6 things worthy of learning from an artist like Bukoswski. I consider “Ham on Rye” by Bukowski probably the greatest American novel ever written.

It’s an autobiographical novel (as are all his novels except “Pulp” which is so awful it’s unreadable) about his childhood, being beaten by his parents, avoiding war, and beginning his life of destitution, hardship, alcoholism, and the beginnings of his education as a writer. I’m almost embarrassed to admit he’s an influence. 1) Honesty. (my favorite comic book artist, R. Most fiction writers do what fiction writers do: they make stuff up. How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism. How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism.

J.M. Guillen's Blog - Revolution! A Manifesto for Authors - September 04, 2013 18:49. I was born too early.I was born far too late. I will probably never walk upon the surface of Mars. I doubt I will live on a space station. Never will I soar through the deep, empty vast, and look back on our home.I was born too early. I will never see the American frontier as it was meant to be seen. I did not stumble upon the Rockies, or track my way through the New Mexican desert before anyone else. By the time I came along, there were many footprints in these places. However, it cannot be said that there are no frontiers for me. “Here, there were labyrinths of pueblos hidden beneath the sun-lit land. Their four voices blended as one. The man was ancient, older than days. Then, a boy, young but strangely wise. There was a woman; she stood behind the man, with eyes of obsidian and flame.

Then, a bird. Then, again, they spoke together. In the world of The Herald of Autumn, we live in “The next world”. One voice. Minions, I tell you over and over again that I’m here to conquer the world. The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated. The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories. By Maria Popova Where a third of our entire life goes, or what professional wrestling has to do with War and Peace. “The universe is made of stories, not atoms,” poet Muriel Rukeyser memorably asserted, and Harvard sociobiologist E. O. Wilson recently pointed to the similarity between innovators in art and science, both of whom he called “dreamers and storytellers.” Gottschall articulates a familiar mesmerism: Human minds yield helplessly to the suction of story. Joining these favorite book trailers is a wonderful short black-and-white teaser animation: One particularly important aspect of storytelling Gottschall touches on is the osmotic balance between the writer’s intention and the reader’s interpretation, something Mortimer Adler argued for decades ago in his eloquent case for marginalia.

The writer is not … an all-powerful architect of our reading experience. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter and people say it’s cool. Share on Tumblr. An Introduction to World Literature by a Cast Of Literary & Academic Stars (Free Course) The Only Advice A Writer Needs. The Hum. The Hum is a phenomenon, or collection of phenomena, involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people. Hums have been widely reported by national media in the UK[1] and the United States.[2] The Hum is sometimes prefixed with the name of a locality where the problem has been particularly publicized: e.g., the "Bristol Hum", the "Taos Hum", or the "Bondi Hum".[3] Data from a Taos Hum study suggests that a minimum of two percent and perhaps as many as 11 percent of the population could detect the Taos Hum and the Daily Telegraph in 1996 likewise reported a figure of two percent of people hearing the Bristol Hum.[4]:575 For those who can hear the Hum it can be a very disturbing phenomenon and it has been linked to at least three suicides in the UK.[5] However, amongst those who cannot hear the hum and some specialists, there has been skepticism about whether it, in fact, exists.[6] Description[edit]

Handy Linux Applications That Will Help You Write Your First Novel. Writing a novel can be difficult. The very act of staring at a blank page and then coming out with intricately woven stories can be an arduous task. And, if that wasn't enough, after you finish writing your novel, you have to organize your manuscript, format it, and then mail it to your agent. Oh, what a pain! Though we can't help you with the writing part, we can definitely suggest some tools that will help you better organize your manuscript. These tools, which work perfectly on Linux, let you write your novel, organize it, and then format it according to publishing standards. Moreover, they also let you compile your manuscript and export it into multiple formats by the push of a button. So, once you finish writing your novel, you can simply click a button and your novel will be ready to be published on Amazon bookstore and many other online e-book stores.

LibreOffice Though not a dedicated novel-writing tool, LibreOffice is one of the best word processors out there. Celtx Scrivener. Exegesis: How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web. Last week, Quartz became the latest in a succession of media companies to begin experimenting with a new type of commenting system. As a number of media companies reconsider how to deal with comments, everyone’s taking a slightly different approach. Quartz, for instance, isn’t calling their new system comments, but instead “annotations.” While the methods differ across the web, the desire to fix the comments problem while making engagement meaningful — an added value rather than “broken windows” — is a shared motivation.

Annotations may be one solution. The earliest annotations were considered marginalia — doodles and pictures that run along the sides of early texts, that helped readers to focus and to understand. But bringing that kind of networked communication to media on the web, however, presents some challenges. Recently the Lab has been chatting with some of the innovators in media who have focused their energies on building annotated platforms. Quartz’s new comments. NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books - How many have you read? | List Challenges.

These Pages Fall Like Ash | What's on | Watershed. Two cities, each overlapping the other Two people who can no longer remember each other's existence... Two Books, Two Platforms, A Singular Reading Experience These Pages Fall Like Ash is a first of its kind narrative experience that will allow you to become part of its story, to explore the city, and to discover a whole new way of reading. Composed by Tom Abba and artist collective Circumstance, with creative input from award-winning authors Neil Gaiman and Nick Harkaway, this is a story told across two books. The story is about a moment when two cities overlap. Tickets: £12.00 full / £10.00 concessions. What you need: All you'll need to take part is a smartphone (or tablet computer) with built in Wi-Fi and a copy of the wooden notebook available from Watershed Box Office.

What you do: The experience begins on Sat 20 April and will continue until Wed 8 May. FFI download the information sheet or read Tom's news piece on the background of the project. Digital doesn't mean losing the plot | Watershed. Writer and Pervasive Media Studio resident Tom Abba is the co-creator, along with artist Duncan Speakman, of These Pages Fall Like Ash, a first of its kind narrative experience that will allow you to become part of its story, to explore Bristol, and discover a whole new way of reading.

The experience, which received creative input from award-winning authors Neil Gaiman and Nick Harkaway, begins on Sat 20 April and involves a gorgeous wooden book, digital content, walking, secrets and stories. Lots of them. Here Tom gives a little bit more background on the story of These Pages Fall Like Ash, explaining how Bristol inspired him and how he is exploring the curious ground between book and app, reading and experiencing. Does it peak your interest? Book your ticket and be part of its story now. I've always wanted to tell a story that explores what cities do, and how they function as engines for story. I've been looking for an excuse to work with Duncan Speakman again. So there it is.

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