Formal and Informal Writing Examples Formal vs. Informal – Who’s It For? Often considered more engaging, informal writing figuratively loosens the author’s constricting tie to offer readers familiarity and character. Formal writing, on the other hand, is used to deliver information succinctly and factually. When determining which style is appropriate, consider how you approach your audience in a face-to-face conversation. For instance, how do you speak with your peers vs. your clients?
Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary The Doctor Who doodle started life as a request from a huge fan at Google. It seemed daunting- 11 Doctor's, 50 years of adventures, countless enemies and time travel! But we loved the idea of science fiction, technology and fun coming together, so we set about creating a multiple level game. The game was always a simple premise- those dastardly Daleks have stolen the Google letters and we need Doctor Who to retrieve them. Artists don't make games, programmers do. I provided the designs and various pieces of animation but without the engineers the game would only exist in another dimension!
102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software. Too many links? www.huhmagazine.co Freelance journalist Jill Harness has put together a list of the 62 most beautiful libraries in the world for Mental Floss. After collecting images of these grand buildings over the years, Harness decided that the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland, was deserving of the top spot (picture below), saying: "Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, with two story dark wooden arches, this is also the largest library in all of Ireland. It serves as the country’s copyright library, where a copy of all new books and periodicals must be sent when they apply for copyright protection.
The power of simple words - Terin Izil Many people may be guilty of incomprehensible or overly-elaborate language on occasion—but who are the repeat offenders? In small groups, see if you can identify one or two public figures or groups who fit the bill and draw up the charges. Make a “Wanted” poster that includes two or three examples, for each, of especially obscure communication. Also, offer your own explanation(s) for why this individual or group is so hooked on the $10 words. For inspiration, see how lawyers, medical professionals and federal workers are policing their own professions’ use of language: www.clarity-international.net (the lawyers) www.plainlanguage.gov (the feds) www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/pdf/Simply_Put.pdf (the meds)
FPS-Man Check your security settings Connection issues are typically caused by security settings on your network or computer. Check that your firewall or router has port 5222 open and allowing traffic. If you are on a school or office network, you may need to contact your network administrator to make the necessary changes. 11 Amazing Thank You Notes From Famous People Letters of Note is one of our favorite places to hang out. Since 2009 the site has curated hundreds of interesting letters, telegrams, memos and faxes, from famous people, regular people, and even fictional people. We took advantage of their hard work and rounded up these 11 thank you (and one thanks-for-nothing) letters from their archives. 1. Thank You for the Dream You Sent Me Once upon a time (1989), a little girl named Amy sent a bottle of colored water, oil and glitter to Roald Dahl, who knew right away that this was a dream in a bottle inspired by his book, The BFG.
The case against “good” and “bad” - Marlee Neel Writers and speakers have given into the allure of the ease of using terms like good and bad in their works. Find five examples from different works (plays, speeches, television commercials, etc.), in which good and/or bad have been used. Create a Prezi presentation that illustrates the examples you have found along with how you would revise these sentences to create greater clarity. Select a term that you feel should also be stricken from the English language. Write an argumentative essay that delineates the reasons that this term should be eliminated. You may use the theme of a trial (as this essay did), or create your own theme for your essay.
Speed Race 'Wikipedia Game' Last Game ResultsToday's LeadersWeek's Leaders Loading Last Game Winners... Points Breakdown Writing, Briefly March 2005 (In the process of answering an email, I accidentally wrote a tiny essay about writing. I usually spend weeks on an essay. This one took 67 minutes—23 of writing, and 44 of rewriting.) I think it's far more important to write well than most people realize. Writing doesn't just communicate ideas; it generates them.