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25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing

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I read this cool article last week — “30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself” — and I thought, hey, heeeey, that’s interesting. Writers might could use their own version of that. So, I started to cobble one together. And, of course, as most of these writing-related posts become, it ended up that for the most part I’m sitting here in the blog yelling at myself first and foremost.

That is, then, how you should read this: me, yelling at me. If you take away something from it, though?

Then go forth and kick your writing year in the teeth.

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Literary Devices and Literary Terms

A list of literary devices and literary terms with detailed definition and examples for students and writers.
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S. A. Griffin

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I remember sitting up half the night talking to S.A. Griffin in my book littered office about everything from poetry to crime to movies to getting drunk. I remember listening to S. A. read The Apes...
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Age, and the deaths, and his ghosts: On the lives of John Berryman

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In 1967, the poet John Berryman—already a Pulitzer Prize winner for his 77 Dream Songs—was interviewed by the English critic A. Alvarez. The interview,...
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Dylan Thomas: Rock ‘n’ roll poet

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It is 100 years since the birth of Dylan Thomas, who set the template for future poets and spoken word. But what made him unique? Jane Ciabattari looks back.
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Scientists Finally Know Why There's a Cloud of Methane Over the Southwest

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It's the biggest concentration of the noxious gas ever seen over the U.S.
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Scientists Finally Know Why There's a Massive Cloud of Methane Gas Over the SW - Mic http://ow.ly/CDw2d  #cleanenergymyass

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Social Photography: Between analog and digital

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Aaron Pierce's Social Photography project uses social media to draw photographers and others into conversations about the rapidly changing ways we capture, share and consume information and art.

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Pripyat Amusement Park: Where The Ghosts Of Chernobyl Play - All Day

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Food Photography: 7 Tips for Instagram - Click it Up a Notch

*This post contains affiliate links. Thank you in advance for supporting Click it Up a Notch. A quick glance through my Instagram feed & it’s not hard to decipher what I’m all about. Food, kiddos, cute shoes & food. When I first started snapping pics of food on my feed, they really weren’t anything special. …
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The Departure

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The pay gap between CEOs and workers is much worse than you realize

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Americans might think they know how bad inequality is, but it turns out they have no idea.
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Go on a Road Trip Across America with these Beautiful Photos

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Go on an American Road Trip with the World’s Greatest Photographers
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francEyE | Call | Rose of Sharon Press

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francEyE the bearded witch of Ocean Park, was born Frances Elizabeth Dean in San Rafael, California, on St. Joseph's Day, 1922. Without consulting her, her parents whisked her off to the East Coast...
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Spoken word poet Andrea Gibson talks about stage fright, feminism | The Daily Californian

Spoken word poet Andrea Gibson talks about stage fright, feminism | The Daily Californian | The Written Word and Then Some | Scoop.it
In her 15 years as a spoken word poet, Andrea Gibson has released five albums and two books and is the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam. But her achievements are minute compared to the gravity of her poetry, which focuses on heavy topics such as gender, bullying, Read More…
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the emotional orphan

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Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

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Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party.

Puddles performed the classic at the Regency Lodge Ballroom in San Francisco, wowing a...
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Published on Oct 16, 2014

 

The soul and heart can come through despite any costume we wear.

Performance by Puddles, the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice: www.puddlespityparty.com

Filmed at the Regency Lodge Ballroom (built in 1909) - San Francisco, September 27, 2014

Music composed by L. Cohen

Video  by Gary Yost 

 

Thx to A, Razor, Punk Hostage Press,

Originally seen at Huffpo

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My Nature Is Hunger by Luis J. Rodríguez

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The collected poems of one of America’s foremost balladeers of urban struggle and immigrant dreams Over his three-decade career as a poet, novelist, and memoirist, Luis J. Rodríguez has earned acclaim for his remarkable ear for the voices of the city. My Nature Is Hunger represents the best of his lyrical work during his most prolific period as a poet, a time when he carefully documented the rarely heard voices of immigrants and the poor living on society’s margins. For Rodríguez’s subjects, the
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The NSA and Me - The Intercept

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James Bamford literally wrote the book on the National Security Agency, spending 30 years obsessively documenting the secretive agency in print. Today, for the first time, he tells the story of his brief turn as an NSA whistleblower.
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A Retrospective: The 24 Hour Project, San Francisco

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What’s it like to shoot street photography for a day? You walk a lot of miles. you miss shoots, you get frustrated with the misses, you smile about the gems. But i’m not talking about a work day of 8 hours, but a full 24 hours straight.

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10 creativity tips for your street photography

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Creativity sometimes eludes us, but that doesn't mean it can't be brought back! Here I compile 10 creativity tips for photographers, just in case it needs a sh(...)
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Young Poet Explains The Essence Of Climate Change

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"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations," John F. Kennedy proclaimed. "When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power ...
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CAUSE BEAUTIFUL

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Empowering urban youth to use visual storytelling as a catalyst for change through The W.H.Y. Project.