Beyond Literacy Reading and writing are doomed. Literacy as we know it is over. Welcome to the post-literate future. Beyond Literacy is a thought experiment about the demise of literacy and the rise of other capabilities, capacities or tools that will effectively and advantageously displace reading and writing. While the prospect of the end of literacy is disturbing for many, it will not be a decline into some new Dark Age but rather the beginning of an era of advanced human capability and connection.
The Complete Novel Writing Software Guide Let's start with the boring stuff: I do not claim to have tested all of the novel writing software listed below (I couldn't afford to do that even if I had the time). Sure, I have road-tested the ones that really caught my eye - with a view to possibly using them for my own writing. But my more general aim in this section is simply to collect all the facts and figures in one convenient location to save you the trouble of doing all the research yourself. I have tracked down and appraised all of the software for writers out there (and there's a lot of it!) I have weighed up the various features and taken note of any customer feedback. And I have listed the best software below.
Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.
Important Writing Lessons From First-Time Novelists KIRA PEIKOFF (kirapeikoff.com) is the author of the acclaimed thriller Living Proof (Tor Books). She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University and is a candidate for a Master of Science in bioethics at Columbia. She has written for The Daily News, Newsday, The Orange County Register and New York magazine. For several years, she worked in the editorial departments of two major publishing houses; currently she teaches writing and is at work on her second novel. She is represented by Erica Spellman Silverman of Trident Media Group. The Art of Brevity: 5 Powerful Techniques to Cut the Fluff from Your Fiction You’ve been there. After a long day, you’re ready to sink so deep into a novel that the day’s stresses seem to belong to someone else, to some other life. For a moment, the words on the page disappear and play instead like a movie in your mind. But something happens. You’re torn from the story. And the novel?
Writing Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In 15 Online Tools to Help Get You Through NaNoWriMo You’re two weeks into NaNoWriMo and you’re feeling the strain. Perhaps the ten minutes you allotted to Facebook turned into an hour, or half the day flew by while you brainstormed a new name for your character. Yes, the clock is ticking and you have a goal to reach, but with the right tools you can still cross that finish line with time to spare. Creative Mind Mapping for Novelists Brainstorming ideas seems to be one of the hardest stages in the writing process for many novelists. As I discussed in a previous post, this storm of ideas that flash and thunder in our brains often appears unruly and difficult to harness. I introduced the practice of mind mapping, which is used across many disciplines—such as in classrooms for essay writing and in business meetings to problem-solve. Mind mapping can be used in just about any situation when ideas need to be reeled in and transformed into practical application. Mind Map on the Macro and Micro Levels