Category Archives: education

You’re More Than A Writer

by Peter Leavell @peterleavell Writers with hidden cases of introversion crowded into the dining hall. The chit chat lingered in the air with smells of perfume, sweat, and crushed dreams. A typical general fiction writers conference. We sat and ate. And … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.” By Maria Popova “Be a good steward of your gifts,” … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Read More Biographies By Kevin Eikenberry

Mark Twain wrote, “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” Walt Disney said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” And, more recently, … Continue reading

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Grammar For Beginners: All About Nouns By Amanda Patterson

What Are Parts Of Speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech. “In the English language, words can be considered as the smallest elements that have distinctive meanings. … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules For Writers

Image by the USO, via Flickr Commons In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all sorts of theories,” he says, “it’s … Continue reading

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She Couldn’t, But She Did By Peter Leavell

Once upon a time, a young girl wanted… But then she was told she couldn’t. And she believed them. My temperature rose 10 degrees writing those words, even though my heart chilled to absolute zero. Repression of any kind is … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Reading Is So Important JJ Wong

Why Reading is So Important? Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why that is so? In this post, I will list out 8 reasons why reading is important. I hope you can really find … Continue reading

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