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The vast majority of blogs are failures. Many of these mistakes are taught by blogging “gurus” Here are 5 ways to blogging failure you need to avoid
Learn the 8 parts of speech with examples. Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs, verbs
A great chart! Could make a great classroom poster or simply share via social media and remind students to review it.
Informações e palpites sobre escrita, publicação e o que faz a literatura em nossa vida.
Reading is an important part of teaching and learning. Children enjoy being read to and it helps in their reading. It creates imaginative spaces that children learn within.
A roundup of some recent research on ereaders and how they affect our children and their education.
What amazing Holmes fan fiction will you create?
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
Write nonfiction. It sells. Writers turn knowledge into income, and it's easily done. Although the Web is packed with free information, you can sell it.
Sometimes a device comes so close to being perfect that you'd be forgiven for not realizing that with just a single tweak, it can become, in actual fact, perfect.
....... completely waterproof – submersible to above 200 feet in either fresh or salt water, for any length of time.
Not the Writing Usual Tools and Resources ... Any tool that is going to help you improve your writing skills is a good idea. After all, you cannot make a wheel
"A glossary of terms that might be encountered in the works of Jane Austen or other novels set in the Regency."
Shame about the background to this interesting glossary of Austen's 19th century world. It makes it hard to read. But persevere
When I was a child, a piano teacher let me play to my heart’s content without worrying about such details as tempo and timing. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the best approach, which may be why those lessons were short-lived. It wasn’t until adulthood, when I studied vocal music, that I learned to pace myself.
Pacing, whether in music or writing, is one of the methods by which we organize the creative flow. Order prevents these creative expressions from falling flat and helps improve their impact.
I’m at the stage in my writing where I’m pitching agents, so I’m still obsessing over my first chapters and this idea of how to “hook” your reader.
Hoy os presentamos veinte situaciones problemáticas o comprometidas que reconoceréis si, como nosotros, sois amantes, frikis o simplemente...
Las bibliotecas se dirigen hacia un nuevo modelo y concepto. Podemos verlo con el uso de recursos electrónicos, convirtiendo la biblioteca en híbrida, o con la personalización de sus espacios y servicios hasta el último detalle. Implementar el autopréstamo con la tecnología RFID también forma parte de esta innovación. Kiosko autopréstamo de la Biblioteca Can …
The state of the book is in constant danger. The novel is constantly dying, and there is a fear that the publishing industry in general is maybe doomed.
Once upon a time...is not the only way to begin a children's book. L.M. Montgomery opted for a daring 148-word sentence to open her classic Anne of Green Gables, while J. M. Barrie introduced generations of youngsters to Peter Pan with a short, sharp six words. Revisit the most memorable and gripping opening sentences of 100 essential books for youngsters - from pre-school to high-school - in the gallery below. Let us know your favourite children's book first lines from the gallery, or any we missed, in the comments section below, or on Twitter. Create and edit your own book list on Stylist here
For the first time, researchers have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of writers as they created fiction. The results have drawn strong reactions from other scientists.
A writer's checklist
Victory by sgatto (Flickr Creative Commons) Today’s guest, Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs.
Philani is a homeless man in his mid-twenties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people in his situation simply stand at corners begging. And that can sometimes meet basic needs...but it certainly doesn't set a person apart or motivate people walking or...
I love books; the weight in my hand, the captivating book cover that makes me wonder with curiosity about what is held within, and the simple mechanics of turning a page. But I am also a digital junkie.
For book lovers like me who miss bookstores, browsing and coming up a book that says, "Read me."
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home?The big challenge for teachers is not simply getting students to read it's getting them to enjoy it too.
A story with high stakes and deadly dangers can still bore you to tears. Equally, a character folding laundry while contemplating life’s absurdities can be deeply moving and affecting.
While there’s probably more to work with if your story is about an exploding volcano than creased shirts and an ironing board, the fact that neither subject-matter guarantees how the story will be received demonstrates that whatever it is that draws readers into a tale, it isn’t just a matter of sticking a character in a perilous situation and seeing how they cope.
So what is it that grabs a reader and keeps them engaged through many hundreds of pages?