Creative Writing Inspiration
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Curated by Laura Brown
Throughout history, women have written. But it has only been at the far end of the twentieth century, the tiniest sliver of a second on the great clock of time, that their writing has been seen to be in any way equivalent to that of men...
...But still, women wrote. They wrote because writing was compatible with confinement in domesticity. What they wrote, however, was inevitably marked by the differences imposed upon them. They wrote out of a completely different relationship to power than men enjoyed. They wrote out of exclusion from the places in society where decisions were taken. They wrote out of a narrower view of the world and the things people could do in it.
The news business is changing fast — again. That’s because the ad business is changing fast — again. Or is it because Facebook FB -1.54% is changing the ad business, or because Twitter and Linkedin are changing the news business. Day by day, the big social sites look and act more like media companies, delivering all manner of content and advertising. Next up: with a combined audience of 1 billion, what role will Yahoo YHOO -0.91%, a portal, and Tumblr, a social blogging network, play in this media puzzle?
One thing is clear: news organizations and their journalists must jump into this free-for-all — or be hopelessly left behind.
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.
Welcome to a site celebrating classic women authors who wrote in the English language. Here you’ll find their words of wisdom for readers and writers. Enjoy their life stories and quotations; learn more about their books; read their advice on the writing life; and enjoy contemporary voices on the writing process.
Choose the date that your party will take place, and an appropriate time (including which time zone your party will be in.) Make it as accessible as you can by thinking about your target audience - find out when they are usually online to ensure the maximum amount of people will be able to attend.
To get an idea of how many people are interested, try asking your fans to rsvp to the event. You can do this by creating a twitter hashtag that relates to you or the title of your book. People can respond and it will be promoting your party at the same time.
There is a bad side, however. If a lot of people reply back that they can't make it, it might reflect badly on your party and it's reputation.
"As an author of some standing, although I do occasionally sit as well, I decided it was high time I put my neck on the line in a writing sense and got myself one of those editor dudes.
What I was expecting was someone who would maybe spot the odd typo and give me endless warm congratulations on the quality of my work."
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.