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Reading the old-school stuff caused a higher degree of electrical activity in the brain, particularly in areas associated with self-reflection, according to a recent study.
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Are boys are being deterred from reading because the gatekeepers to children’s literature are mostly women, asks an author for The Times of London.
Recently I attended a workshop called “American Author” inspired by American Idol. People anonymously submitted the first pages of their novels, which were read aloud to a panel of editors and agents. The panel then provided their immediate, brutally honest feedback for all to hear.Given my past post on how to write the perfect first page, I thought it was important to add to it by sharing what I learned from hearing the perspective of people who have read hundreds, if not thousands, of first pages.
Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves. Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are - or not - then...
India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.
Popular books for teens. Click for a list of all books.
The most popular books teens are currently requesting in my classroom. Which are your students favorites? (Links to books in article.)
Teorías sobre la creatividad. Por Eduardo Fernandez. Ciencia Nueva. 1. Henri Poincaré: Según Poincaré, la génesi (Top story: Reseña de 16 autores y sus respectivas teorías sobre la creatividad.
RIO - Mais do que a qualidade do filme, o bom desempenho de “Frozen: uma aventura congelante” deve ser analisado por uma mudança de abordagem dos estúdios...
Many writers don't have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.
The basic building blocks of storytelling
Everyone has a story to tell. I've never had a doubt about that. Aspired storytellers - writers, film makers, marketers, journalists, and many more of us - are constantly under the pressure to prod
Pais incentivam paixão dos filhos pela leitura: 'Livraria é parada obrigatória' Globo.com No Dia Nacional do Livro Infantil, comemorado nesta sexta-feira (18), uma família de São Vicente, no litoral de São Paulo, mostra que a paixão pela leitura...
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story.
Good way to help students think through plot.
Se no ano de 1841 nova-iorquinos emboscavam viajantes chegados da Inglaterra para perguntar se a protagonista Nell Trent -do clássico de Dickens "A Loja de Antiguidades"- tinha morrido, em 2014 eles recorrem aos celulares para acompanhar as aventuras de Tessa e Harry, que se conheceram na universidade e criaram um relacionamento inspirador.
ONE might easily think that print publishing is a fussy business: all of that preparation to put ink on paper seems rather last century—or last half millennium....
Interesting question - More interesting is to study what happens to culture and artistic work when it meets new media.
I work with the traditional art of storytelling, and study what happens when it´s performed in new digital media.
Follow my work at www.digitalstoryteller.dk/english
Giusto per fare un po' il punto... Soprattutto in Italia, a prescindere dall'etichetta, mi piacerebbe vedere buoni esempi.
Says he believes that there is a balance between the two
Donna Tartt just won a Pulitzer. Here are 21 other women writers you should add to your reading list.
Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.
TED addict ^^
Le livre change, à la fois dans son aspect, son contenu, ses moyens de diffusion... quelques idées
Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.
Entrevista publicada originalmente en Digitalismo Según su página web personal Jordi Carrión nació en Tarragona en 1976 pero vivió la …Sigue leyendo →
Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge, says Oliver Burkeman
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....
Encourage the joy of reading, access to more resources than I could afford to buy, recommend resources that I may not have found on my own, access to activities and tools, teaching me responsibility for my library card .....
For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library
Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!
"Former P&G marketing chief Jim Stengel says that the best companies tell two types of stories to build strong and enduring brands."
"The Brand Ideal, or Purpose, of Louisville Slugger is "to make players great." That statement could sound like puffery, except that the stories surrounding the brand make it plain and true. This is the case for most Ideal-driven businesses. Stories make the Ideal wheel spin.
Much has been written about the importance of storytelling in marketing and management, but nowhere do tales have a taller order than inside the walls of Ideal-driven companies. They bring definition to the Ideal. They authenticate it and animate it. They inspire and direct its activation. They reaffirm the course and perpetuate the narrative."
When positive social change is the purpose, good storytelling is just as effective (and essential).
1. You’ve considered purchasing, and/or have been gifted an old and barely working typewriter.