Whether you're writing fiction or nonfiction (even business writing), all writing tells a journey. It may not seem like you're writing about journeys when you're writing a sales page or a how-to article. What you're doing is so much more - you're helping people transform and make the journey a...
Two hours east of Bangkok, on Thailand's gulf coast, lies the small beach town of Bang Saen. Lined mostly with casual restaurants and lower to middle-range accommodations, Bang Saen is usually bypassed by foreign travelers for more glamorous resorts further east, leaving these laid-back shores...
We received 129 short story collections in 2014, the most ever entered for The Story Prize in a single year. Beyond the three finalists and the winner of The Story Prize Spotlight Award, here's a long list of some other collections that particularly stood out for us: The UnAmericans by Molly...
Continued from Part 1 of my celebration of today's OUTER SPACE, BEDTIME RACE launch... Happy book birthday to OUTER SPACE, BEDTIME RACE, a new picture book written by my friends Rob Sanders and Brian Won, launched today from Random House Children's! Thanks to both Brian and Rob...
Happy book birthday to OUTER SPACE, BEDTIME RACE, a new picture book written by Rob Sanders and Brian Won, launched today from Random House Children's. Thanks to both Brian and Rob for answering three questions for me today. You can also read Rob Sanders's answers to my Three Questions. Brian is...
Students often harbor ill-conceptions about some essay genres -- persuasive essay in particular,being unable to clearly grasp its importance in education. From billboards to admission essays, strong persuasion wins audience. Persuasive writing style is not a hard nut to crack once you learn to...
Mary probably needs to fly more [photo by Stuart Whitmore]   I’m closing in on finishing a book about how to see as a writer [note: wear glasses], and there’s a little section on editing in there, from which some of this is excerpted and massaged. (Porter, I feel the gorge rise: the horror!...
You have finally finished your thesis, term paper, letter to anew clients, or some press-release. You must have read it and reread it100 times, but you're still not be sure if you've communicated all your ideas effectively and clearly. There are sentences and words with which you are not...
"I'll meet you under the words". There's a large building in Cardiff, Wales with a poem embedded directly into its front wall. The poem is written half in Welsh and half in English by Gwyneth Lewis, who is part of a vibrant Welsh-speaking renaissance that draws in families, musicians, writers,...
Writing A Blog is easy and many people are doing it. A lot of people are creating their own blogs. To be successful though, and stand out from the crowd, writing a blog takes dedication and passion. Use the tips here to learn some of the basics of running a blog, and some of the ways to attract a...