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7 ways writing by hand can save your brain It's time to put pen to paper. Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our laptops. But when was the last time you wrote by hand? The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells Three hundred miles and more from Chimborazo, one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind. Long years ago that valley lay so far open to the world that men might come at last through frightful gorges and over an icy pass into its equable meadows, and thither indeed men came, a family or so of Peruvian half-breeds fleeing from the lust and tyranny of an evil Spanish ruler. Then came the stupendous outbreak of Mindobamba, when it was night in Quito for seventeen days, and the water was boiling at Yaguachi and all the fish floating dying even as far as Guayaquil; everywhere along the Pacific slopes there were land-slips and swift thawings and sudden floods, and one whole side of the old Arauca crest slipped and came down in thunder, and cut off the Country of the Blind for ever from the exploring feet of men. And the man who fell survived. "Sight?"

Raymond Chandler. The Big Sleep © R.Chandler, The Big Sleep, 1939 E-Text: Greylib . Contents Free Books : Download & Streaming : Ebook and Texts Archive : Internet Archive These books are books contributed by the community. Click here to contribute your book ! For more information and how-to please see help.archive.org/hc/en-us/articles/360002360111-Uploading-A-Basic-Guide Uploaders, please note: Archive.org supports metadata about items in just about any language so long as the characters are UTF8 encoded Find books by language: Afar Books Afrikaans Books Akan Books Albanian Books Arabic Books Armenian Books Aymara Books Azerbaijan Books Balochi Books Bambara... Topic: Texts

Creative Writing These OWL resources will help you with the basics of creative writing. This section includes resources on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Fiction Writing Basics Free Textbooks Internet Library Editorial Economic Wellbeing Recent economic history helps figure out what workers can expect concerning future their economic wellbeing. New Normal #1 was the high profits and wages made possible by WW 2 generated savings and pent-up consumer demand plus a lack of meaningful foreign competition. OAIster Access to OAIster A freely-accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at Additionally, OAIster records are fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and will be included in WorldCat.org search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide. They will also continue to be available on the OCLC FirstSearch service to Base Package subscribers, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases. Contributing to OAIster OAIster continues to grow and expand. In order to support ongoing expansion, OCLC has transitioned the OAIster database to being included in WorldCat and we are transitioning metadata harvesting to the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway beginning in July 2010.

Story Starters Gripping Story starters are essential. They grab the reader’s attention. Make them want to read more and keep them reading. Some of us are born with a unique talent and have a natural flair when it comes to connecting words, some of us don’t. If you don’t have this natural ability you need to learn some tips and techniques that will make things easier – who better to learn them from than the masters themselves. Find below a selection of story starters from a variety of different sources. The Popul Vuh, by Lewis Spence Sacred-texts Native American Excerpt from: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America By Lewis Spence

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