By: Writer’s Digest, David Corbett, Award Winning Author and Guest Columnist, Author of The Art of Character The difference between writing emotion and writing feeling is more one of degree than kind. Feeling is emotion that has been habituated and refined; it is understood and can be used deliberately. I know how I feel about … More Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers
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“Thank you.” Those are the most fundamental words, next to “please”, that shape children’s character. It is far more than manners; saying the words is one thing, doing the words is another. My class is thanking Sergeant Curran, stationed in Afghanistan. We’re doing it the good, old fashioned way; writing letters…
An Actual Dr. Seuss Cartoon – 1941 This cartoon is amazing. You know what history says don’t you? “History is Bound to Repeat Itself, If Good Men and Women Do Nothing!” ***Remember this? Thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing from Nazi concentration Camps in 1941 were denied entry in to America and … More DR. SUESS
Proof-Reading and Editing Tips These are very informative, yet simple and easy to do. Melissa writes that “I spend most of my work hours editing other people’s work and self-editing my own writing. In fact, I spend more time on self-editing than I do on writing. So, I thought … More 10 Tips For Proof-Reading and Editing!
I believe that in order to tell a story well, it depends most specifically on a point of view. What Point-of-View do you think meets your style of writing most often or does it all depend on the story you are writing? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building … More Point of View
I found “Your Novel Blueprint” on Writer’s Digest, it is a book by Karen Wiesner. It is a very useful and very complete guide from start to finish. I am posting the first couple of pages and then a link to her article (10 pages) and also her book can also … More YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT, by author Karen Wiesner
I think, “reading is such a game changer. With every book I read, I feel changed somewhat, meaning, I have been added to or subtracted from some thought or notion. Beyond that notion, I have learned something important. I am never filled up—nor am I ever emptied.” The following are a few great … More A Glimpse into the Philosophy of Reading
3 SECRETS TO GREAT STORYTELLING as presented on Writer’s Digest. I found this article by Steven James helpful in forming the structure of scenes. (this is a re-blogging from 2014 but I thought it deserved a revival now, because it is simple, straightforward, and to the point.) As a novelist and writing instructor, I’ve noticed … More Three Secrets to Great Storytelling!
Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS; former Counselor of the Department of State. #SinewsofPeace column @aminterest. Latest book is #TheBigStick (2017). Professor Cohen writes with cogent intellect and extraordinary experience. This is a not to be missed article from The Atlantic. Here is a short excerpt: There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has … More A Clarifying Moment in American History by Eliot A. Cohen
The reason behind Paul Ryan’s Budget, to cut funding for the arts, is “hypothetically justified” according to Ryan, because it will eliminate the “political interference” that those programs provide—as if the “political interference” is somehow a broader problem [in America]. If you are trying to illustrate circular logic to your students, this is … More The Reason Paul Ryan’s Budget Eliminates Funding for The National Endowments for the Arts!