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Writing Excuses

Writing Excuses

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3 Ways to Map Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are three free tools that students can use to map stories. The Google Earth Tour Builder allows students to create Google Earth tours in their web browsers. The Tour Builder uses a slide-like format for creating tours. Each slide or stop in the tour can have a date or range of dates attached to it.

77 Things I Learned From Writing 1,000 Blog Essays – Auxiliary Memory By James Wallace Harris, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 This is my 1,000th blog post and I’ve learned a lot from blogging. My first post was “Access time in a fifty-five year old brain” published 12/26/2006. Here’s the first paragraph: 5 Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW! So I’m going to totally sound like that racist guy in your office who was forced into sensitivity training by your boss right now, but in my case, it’s actually true. When it comes to reading, I’m colorblind. Okay, once you’re done laughing, let me also tell you that I could give two shits about the sex of a writer, either. For me, what matters is the story itself. I’m not one of these readers who scans the New York Times Review Of Books looking for female writers or writers of color so I can rush to the bookstore, pick them up, and impress my white liberal friends with how diverse and well-read I am.

Coffee with Creatives Podcast – The Blog of Michael DiBiasio Coffee with Creatives is a bi-monthly podcast wherein I interview fellow creatives about their life and their work. The goal is to engage in a personal, direct way, about practices, resources, and workflows that have helped them produce quality work (and to keep producing it). New episodes go live every other Thursday. Sometimes — when I’m super caffeinated — there are bonus episodes. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out.

Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write Your Fucking Book: Uplifting Tips for the Aspiring Author. Ease into it Waking up can be an extremely complex issue. In fact, there is no guarantee it can always be done. Take a moment to marvel that you have accomplished a great feat. Writing Send submissions to: Editorial DepartmentThe Sun 107 N. Roberson St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. Podcast - Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach Audio Player I want you to reach your writing goals, and I believe you’ll make significant progress (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive. These podcast episodes, intentionally kept short, offer practical tips and motivation for writers at all stages. I keep episodes short and focused so writers only need a few minutes to collect ideas, inspiration, resources, and recommendations to apply to their work. Tune in for solutions addressing anything from self-editing and goal-setting solutions to administrative and scheduling challenges.

Literacy-in-CTE Demands on students’ literacy skills are becoming increasingly intense and rigorous, especially in highly technical CTE courses and in today’s labor market. Students must possess the requisite literacy skills for career and academic success, yet barely one-third of high school graduates are considered proficient in reading. CTE teachers can facilitate the learning processes by scaffolding instruction with literacy strategies. In developing the Literacy-in-CTE curriculum integration model, which was based on the successful Math-in-CTE curriculum integration study and professional development model, NRCCTE researchers at Cornell University experimentally tested two approaches to integrating literacy skills in CTE. During Literacy-in-CTE professional development sessions, CTE teachers learn to integrate effective models of reading interventions in the context of their CTE courses.

Writing Advice My eyes usually glaze over whenever I see somebody saying something as artsy as “go into yourself”. But this is Rilke. And it’s worth getting past that. General Submissions Guidelines Bellingham Review’s general submission period runs from September 15th through December 1st. Please note: in order to maintain the standard of quality long associated with Bellingham Review, and to carefully handle the ever-increasing number of submissions we receive, we only accept submissions through Submittable. We will no longer accept mailed submissions. The $3 submission fee covers production costs only; no person on our staff receives any part. The editors welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, author interviews, and black-and-white photography.

Screenwriting Podcasts Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter, director, and producer Erin R. Dooley about her new documentary film, 'A Way to Forgiveness.' We also talk about the early days of her career and how she was able to produce numerous short films. Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter Jack Sekowski about his early career, how he got his first few agents, how he sold his first spec script to Universal Studios, and how he got his recent writing assignment writing a Hallmark Channel movie. Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter and director Alexander Babaev about his new horror / thriller film, 'Bornless Ones.' Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Irish director Michael Lennox about his early days shooting shorts around Ireland and how that eventually lead to his new thriller feature, 'A Patch of Fog' with Stephen Graham and Conleth Hill.

Home The research dissemination efforts of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) ended on March 31, 2007, with the end of the federal funding. The research publications, Focus on Basics, training and teaching resources, and other materials continue to be available for download from this Web site. These materials are no longer available in print. We hope that NCSALL's efforts improved practices and informed teaching in the educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma, as well as increased the research base on adult learning and literacy.

Karl Ove Knausgaard on Failure, Memory, and Writing 20 Pages a Day The fifth book in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s widely and obsessively loved My Struggle will be released next week, April 19th, from Archipelago Press. John Freeman caught up with the inimitable Knausgaard in Japan. John Freeman: Book five of My Struggle was written at speed and originally published five years ago. Karl Ove Knausgaard: Yeah JF: Now you’re eight or nine thousand miles from home, in Japan, recalling a time that was experienced at speed as well.