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The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising and its sequel Golden Son are well-written, intelligent sci-fi. The world-building’s solid (if a bit cliche-… Source: The Red Rising Trilogy and Lip Service Feminism | Rabbit Hole

On Why I Write

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Creative, Guest Post, Reading, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Florence LeFevre I’ve wondered, over the years, about that simple question. Why do I write?   I’m an average person, with an average life, nothing out of the ordinary. Just plain me, with my family, friends, and addictions to TV Shows and salted caramel.   But still, I write.   The cliché is [...]

How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids’ Pleasure for Books – The Atlantic

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , |

Forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore. Source: How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids' Pleasure for Books - The Atlantic

10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

As more attention is paid to literature in translation, more tools emerge to aid us in trying to bring new (and in some cases, old) foreign works to an English-speaking audience. Sometimes, however… Source: 10 Italian Books by Women We’d Love to See in English | Literary Hub

8 Creative Writing Tips from Famous Authors and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Own Work

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Fed up with creative writing tips that are punchlines and platitudes rather than useful advice? Here are tips for writers that you can actually use. Source: 8 Creative Writing Tips from Famous Authors and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Own Work

Ficitonal Characters and The Books They Read

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

The books I've recently spotted fictional TV characters reading to add to my TBR pile. Source: Ficitonal Characters and The Books They Read

Whatever next? How plot grips us, from Dickens to Line of Duty | Books | The Guardian

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Creative, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

How do the best stories work? John Mullan examines what today’s TV dramatists can learn from the masters of the trade Source: Whatever next? How plot grips us, from Dickens to Line of Duty | Books | The Guardian

Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Research, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Source: Quadroons for Beginners: Discussing the Suppressed and Sexualized History of Free Women of Color with Author Emily Clark

The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Wondering how to get reluctant readers ages 12 and 13 flipping those pages? Check out this list of book recommendations and suggestions! Source: The Ultimate Guide to Books for Reluctant Readers Ages 12 to 13

What makes bad writing bad?

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , |

The biggest mistake most writers make is thinking they have nothing left to learn Source: What makes bad writing bad?

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