March 2014

Bookmark This: 15 New Vocabulary Words You Need to Start Using

 
The folks at BuzzFeed have done writers a solid by featuring 15 underused words that we can all add to our literary repertoire. The best part of the list is that each word and definition is featured in a hilarious gif.

RAN 06/14: VIETNAM

Vietnam: Mounting concerns for the health of writers and activists Dinh Dang Dinh, Nguyen Van Ly, and Nguyen Huu Cau

Writers’ Reel: 29 Tips To Boost Creativity

No matter where you are in your creative process, you can always use reminders on how to keep motivated and on track. This video by Visual.ly lists the 29 ways to be creative. Incorporate a couple of these to break free from the rut. What do you do to boost your creativity?

Writers' Reel: Terry McMillan On Disliking Third Person Narration

 
Outspoken author Terry McMillan (Waiting to ExhaleDisappearing Acts, and her latest, Who Asked You?) recently sat down for an interview with the New York Times, in which she discusses her disdain for third person,

The Power of Place: A One-Day Class in the Role of Landscape in Narrative with Deanne Stillman

How do landscape and geography influence plot and character? How can they shape the structure and feeling of a story?  Whether the landscape of your story is the interior of a car, a mountain range, a kitchen, a big city, or an emotional terrain, it should be portrayed clearly.