Brilliant energy-generating soccer ball finally on... →
An amazing idea. Particularly in those areas where electricity is almost nonexistent.
Ecopsychology: Whole Earth Mental Health - Mind &... →
A bit long, but here’s an article that asks:Does the loss of the natural world degrade mental health? Excerpt: “While the modern world’s diminished landscapes may contribute to malaise, so too does the modern mind, with its heavy bent toward apathy and consumer appetites, facilitate ecological degradation. The current state of the world is in and of itself a symptom of an ‘insane...
Worst Gift Ideas or Ultimately, why Editors are...
Came across this in Time magazine and found it interesting. As you read through it, think about other aspects of your life that you treat indifferently. While gift giving is an easy one to tackle AND bash, as writers (and editors), when we put text to screen (or ink to paper), while we can have an attachment to our words, it is the audience, our readers, who matter. For without them, would our...
Grammar & Writing Blog | Grammarly: Happy Day One... →
grammarlyblog: Have you ever thought about writing a novel? November may be the month for you! If you are new to NaNoWriMo and are curious about the project, here’s what the official NaNoWriMo page has to say about it: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing….
Great post from Grammarly on the importance of... →
My freshman comp instructor was quite scary, but I learned so much from him that he shaped my academic path. grammarlyblog: When I took my first rhetoric and composition class during freshman year of college, I was bored to tears. It wasn’t until years later, while studying rhetoric in greater depth, did I understand the importance of studying the finer points of persuasive writing. Its...
Good piece on overcoming procrastination by... →
grammarlyblog: Last Thursday, we began discussing the root causes of procrastination. You can read more about it, here. I listed what I considered the primary causes of procrastination. They are: overwhelm confusion boredom lack of motivation distraction To recap briefly, I encouraged those trying to…
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PBS POV: Guilty Pleasures
I watched an episode of Point of View on the pleasures of romance novels. It’s unfortunate that many of the commenters didn’t understand the POV of those interviewed. For me, I found the personalities of the readers charming and was impressed at their desires to improve themselves as a result of reading romance novels. One woman lost weight and updated her hair, makeup, clothes. A...
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write...
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most...
Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see...
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ― Stephen King, On Writing