"Riddles" Surround 36th Dead Banker Of The Year52-year-old Belgian Geert Tack - a private banker for ING who managed portfolios for wealthy individuals - was described as 'impeccable', 'sporty', 'cared-for', and 'successful' and so as Vermist reports, after disappearing a month ago, the appearance of his body off the coast of Ostend is surrpunded by riddles... Tack disappeared on November 5th... Impeccable. Sporty. Cared for. Successful.The Point of ExclamationDraft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Anybody who has ever logged on knows that online writing begets exclamation points. A lot of exclamation points! Mocking this punctuational predilection is easy and fun.
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake MethodWriting a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life.Winston Churchill's Way With Wordshide captionWinston Churchill wrote every word of his many speeches — he said he'd spend an hour working on a single minute of a speech. Above, he is shown speaking during the 1945 election campaign. Express/Getty Images Winston Churchill is best remembered as the British prime minister whose speeches rallied a nation under a relentless Nazi onslaught in World War II.
Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit Grade 9: Plato - Odell EducationThis unit develops students’ abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of an excerpted text from Plato’s Apology. UPDATE: September 2, 2013. Odell Education is excited to announce the release of a very special update. We commissioned an original translation of the excerpted Apology by Professor Peter Heinegg from Union College, Schenectady, NY. It is an honor to work with Professor Heinegg’s wonderful translation.
Guest Blogger Aliette de Bodard on Plotting Your Short StoriesShort Story Week wraps up today with an article on plotting by one of this year's Nebula Award Shortlist Nominees (for her novelette The Jaguar House, in Shadow,), Aliette de Bodard. Plotting Ins and Outs I thought I'd start this post with a confession: I'm a novel writer at heart. It might not be so obvious from glancing at my bibliography, which is made up mostly of short fiction--but when I started out as a writer some ten years ago, I went for novels. Then it occurred to me I'd find it easier to learn the basics of the craft if I wrote shorter stuff, and that's when I turned to short fiction.
7 Commonly Misused Words You Need To Stop Mixing UpI’m saving the flowery lead-in chit-chat for another post. We both know why you’re here. Open my post on parts of speech in another tab, and let’s do this. I can insure you that this zombie repellent works.Writing Tips for Fiction WritersEffectively Outlining Your Plot by Lee Masterson Have you ever had an idea for a novel, and then just sat down and began writing without knowing exactly where the story was going? It happens to everyone at some point, but most people begin to realize that the events in your plotline get confused, or forgotten in the the thrill of writing an exciting scene.