100 Awesome Open Courses for Bibliophiles | Online College Tips Book lovers and collectors don’t have to stop learning after they graduate college. There are loads of free courses to take online that will supply you with reading lists, information about the history of books and manuscripts, linguistics, foreign literature, ancient texts and more. Here are 100 awesome open courses for bibliophiles. Literature Take these courses to explore great writers, compare styles, and learn about the writing tradition. Introduction to Fiction: Compare narrative styles of Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Joseph Conrad. Foreign Literature Learn how different cultures produce different literary traditions, from China to Latin America and beyond. Spanish Poetry: This crash course in Spanish poetry is actually a video seminar. Linguistics Bibliophiles who are also interested in linguistics will enjoy learning about the style, expression and language of the books they read. Introduction to Linguistics: Understand the basics of human language. Ancient Texts
Illustrations Of Unusual And Rarely Spoken Words Recumbentibus—A knockout punch, either verbal or physical. The Irish illustration duo of James and Michael Fizgarald, or also known as The Project Twins, have come up with a series of illustrations that visually represent rarely spoken and heard of words. In their series called ‘A-Z of Unusual Words’, the meaning of the words have been visually defined in the form of a whimsical poster—which can be purchased on their website. Here are some of their ‘informative’ posters: Acersecomic—A Person whose hair has never been cut. Harmartia—The character flaw or error of a tragic hero. Jettatura—The casting of an evil eye Pogonotrophy—The act of cultivating, or growing and grooming, a mustache, beard, sideburns or other facial hair. Ostentiferious—Bring omens or unnatural or supernatural manisfestations. Scripturient—Possessing a violent desire to write. Ultracrepidarian—A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. Yonderly—Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded
Sydney Easter Weekend Dollfie Meet by Moé Moé Rabu Its been way over a month since this event but I finally got around to sifting and editing the photos. Last month I was invited by my dollfie friend Megami to an Easter themed dollfie meetup. Its been a very long time since I went to a dollfie meet, like WAY back in 2007, and I was once again excited about attending one since I am now an owner of my own dollfie. Another thing about turning up to this meetis to get me some practice in photographing dollfies on the spot. Since it was Easter, there was also an Easter theme for this meetup and there was a small competition and anyone could enter. The winner was the one with the red hair and black hat. One major difference between a super dollfie and dollfie dream is that a SD can be posed much more easier than a DD. At first I was only going to bring Erika, but she insisted that I bring along Roobar’s dollfie, Saber. Overall the dollfie meet was great fun. On another note some of the photos here turned out good, and some not so.
Writer’s Digest - Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is. See if your fellow prompt responders can guess what it is. Write a story or a scene about one character playing a prank on another. Writing Prompt: Write a story that involves confusion over homonyms (words that have the same spelling but different meanings) or homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently). For World Storytelling Day, share the best story you've ever heard or told by word of mouth, or have a fictional character recount their favorite story. You're making your way down a cobbled street when a stocky, red-bearded man beckons you into an alley. Consider your handwriting, or a character's handwriting.
Flame Painter Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. It's not easy to explain all brush parameters, so I leave this for your experimentation. Check out new Rebelle - the real watercolor and acrylic paint program, Amberlight - abstract art tool based on particles, or Fluidance motion effect program. You can try more experiments here. NEW: This is a new Flash version of Flame Painter Free, we removed the old Java version, because it is not anymore supported correctly by most of the browsers. Tools: FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] GRADIENT - color gradient [ on | off ] COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity
Rankings - English - Graduate Schools - Education - US News and Ranked in 2013 | English Rankings Methodology Earning a master's degree or Ph.D. in English can improve your writing skills, sharpen your analytical abilities and broaden your literary knowledge. These are the top schools for a graduate degree in English. Unlock this Information Sign up for College Compass to get complete access to U.S.News rankings and school data. Get AccessNo Thanks Riddles and answers What Runs Around the Yard What runs around the yard without moving? <p>A fence.</p> Has Teeth But Can’t Bite What has teeth but can’t bite? <p>A comb. A comb. Look In My Face Look in my face and I am someone, Look in my back I am no one. What am I? <p>A mirror. A mirror. Word Pronounced Incorrectly What 11-letter word does everyone pronounce incorrectly? <p>The word “incorrectly”. More Than a Few Nothing specific, but more than a few. <p>Bunch. Bunch. By Sef Daystrom Never Goes Airborne It never goes airborne, yet, still, it may land. <p>A punch. Not a Bird Though Feathered It’s not a bird, though feathered, and it has a mobile nest. <p>An arrow. An arrow. Slayer of Regrets Slayer of regrets old and new, sought by many, found by few. <p>Redemption. Redemption. Split Itself What can split itself before splitting something else? <p>Lightning. Lightning. A Blade of Jagged Cut Has a blade of jagged cut. <p>A key. A key.
Health Discoveries Magazine: Updated Health Headlines that Matter to You - Home English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. NOTE: It is quite common for writers in the early stages of their careers to imitate the writers they are reading or admire most.
Nudge Select 1 of 8 different Sound Patterns from the small Matrixes icons on the right. Use your mouse to draw notes on each 16 Step Matrix. Adjust the volume of the iNudge. Click MORE for advanced adjustment abilities. For each Pattern, adjust Volume, Mute, Clear, or set Audio Pan from Left to Right. Click on the Tempo numbers and click up or down to change the overall Tempo. <div class="block"><div class="full"><div class="content info"><h3>Important information! The William Blake Page William Blake (b. Nov. 28, 1757, London--d. Aug. 12, 1827, London) was the first of the great English Romantic poets, as well as a painter and printer and one of the greatest engravers in English history. Largely self-taught, he began writing poetry when he was twelve and was apprenticed to a London engraver at the age of fourteen. His poetry and visual art are inextricably linked. A rebel all of his life, Blake was once arrested on a trumped up charge of sedition. Blake is frequently referred to as a mystic, but this is not really accurate. Most of Blake's paintings (such as "The Ancient of Days" above, the frontispiece to Europe: a Prophecy) are actually prints made from copper plates, which he etched in a method he claimed was revealed to him in a dream. As an artist Blake broke the ground that would later be cultivated by the Pre-Raphaelites.
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