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Open Yale Courses | Modern Poetry

Open Yale Courses | Modern Poetry | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners.
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Creative Project Invites Developers to Write ‘Code Poems’

Creative Project Invites Developers to Write ‘Code Poems’ | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
Artist and engineer Ishac Bertran has launched a project that invites people to submit poetry written in any coding language. These code po...
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Apocalypse

With a nod to the doomsday prophecy, we're launching 2012 with writing about apocalypse. In two riffs on the Old Testament, André-Marcel Adamek builds a Belgian ark, while Fernando Paiva eulogizes the Creator.
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How to Use an Outline to Write a First Draft | WritersDigest.com

Once you’ve completed an outline, it’s time to put it to use and get to work on your first manuscript draft. Chances are, you'll face a lot of questions. Let us help you answer them.
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Ambient Poetry

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Luzinterruptus installed 1,000 poems on white envelopes at the Poetas por km2 poetry festival in Madrid, October 2010.
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Education Cartoons by Marty Bucella

Education Cartoons and drawings available (for a reasonable fee) to use in newsletters, business presentations, magazines, newspapers, advertising and more.
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Self-examination through verse

The title page of Phil Hall's Killdeer, this year's winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry, includes the subtitle “Essay-poems”—and true to that term, it's a series of musings threaded with quotes from other writers and...
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Writing Advice to Myself: Rules on Becoming a More Prolific Writer

2011 is slowly drawing to a close and since it is never too early to start thinking about resolutions, I have decided to make up my own list of rules that I need to adhere if I want to become a mor...
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Urban Poetry - My Modern Metropolis

Urban Poetry - My Modern Metropolis | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
Rather than writing down his thoughts in a notebook, like the average person, Robert Montgomery chooses to take a slightly more unconventional approach.
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Creative Writing Prompts and Exercises | The Time is Now | Poets & Writers

Find helpful writing prompts and tips for writers at Poets & Writers. Trusted resources for creative writers since 1970.
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Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing & Daily Creative Routine

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing & Daily Creative Routine | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
"When you can't create you can work." After David Ogilvy's wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity's g...
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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

"Never write more than two pages on any subject."

How is your new year's resolution to read more and write better holding up?
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Sarah Kay: How many lives can you live? | Video on TED.com

Sarah Kay: How many lives can you live? | Video on TED.com | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
TED Talks Spoken-word poet Sarah Kay was stunned to find she couldn’t be a princess, ballerina and astronaut all in one lifetime. In this talk from TEDxEast, she delivers two powerful poems that show us how we can live other lives.
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Writing Like a White Guy

My father says I should use a pseudonym. "They won't publish you if they see your name. They'll know you're not one of them.
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Wait until dark for inspiration to shine

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In the second part of our Secret diary of a playwright series Steve Waters bemoans the elusiveness of the Muse, who sometimes visits in the dead of night...
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Have a Blue Fish Day (Using Surrealism in Your Writing)

Have a Blue Fish Day (Using Surrealism in Your Writing) | The Writing Desk | Scoop.it
When I was younger, sometimes I would declare that such and such a day was a blue fish day, meaning it had that ethereal quality as if waking from a dream.
What I later learned, was that I was uti...
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