10. On a beautiful autumn day, I was walking my dog in the park when the leash broke and I… 5. You pass a homeless person on the street and give them a $100 bill. 6. Sleepless nights cause you to fall asleep at work during the day. Continue reading It’s The First Day Of #Fall, Have You Written Anything Yet? #Autumn #WritingPrompts!
“To celebrate a day for reading, we pick the recently released travel volumes, from a journey round the Hebrides to a vivid picture of the teeming streets of Kolkata…” Continue reading 10 of the best travel books … for National Read a Book Day — #Books #amreading #amwriting
“Ah, back to school. It’s such an exciting time of shiny shoes and crisp binders, and yet, the many unanswered questions — Will I have any friends? Will I make the basketball team? etc. — are enough to make any student anxious. Luckily, Hollywood is here to help. Here are some pointers on surviving…” Continue reading 10 high school #movies and the fun lessons they teach #films #art #filmmaking
“As high schoolers return to guidance councillor’s questions about the future, one trend continues to dominate the workforce: the gig economy.” Continue reading Global Voices: #Millennials ply the gig economy for niche #jobs
“This is not a poem. A poem should punch you in the face. Knock down your doors, Run into your house / And, Steal the words / Right out of your mouth.” Continue reading NEW! Short Film of Poetry/Prose: This Is Not A Poem.
10. Someone hands you a manila envelope at a diner. Inside is a secret message, but written in cryptic paw prints…
7. Write a short skit for these cats: Snoopy, Lil’ Bub and Grumpy Cat. Continue reading #Caturday #WritingPrompts! #amwriting =^-^=
“Phishing is a particular nuisance to those who use the Internet for business, such as writers, artists etc. Often it arrives in your inbox in the form of some job offer or some other product offered. Always check the email it was sent from, if you can see the source of it (some email providers, provide this service) examine it. Social Engineering can also take place in these malicious types of emails by trying to entice you to download certain documents, run programs or click on various links within these emails.” Continue reading The 10 Commandments Of Basic Security For DIY Authors, Artists & Creatives Online #infosec #cybersecurity
“Spoken Word is, alive. Sounds weird, right? But if you consider the best of it out there, it’s always about the performance, the presentation. Choose a subject matter that’s passionate and important to you. Doesn’t matter if it’s about bubble gum or world affairs, it should be powerful and remember to do it with a passionate attitude.” Continue reading 11 Powerful Tips for Producing #SpokenWord #Poetry
“Therapeutic writing was first studied and developed in the late 1980’s by American social psychologist Dr. James W. Pennebaker. It has also been extensively researched and written about by Dr. Gillie Bolton in the UK also. ” Continue reading Expressive #Therapy: #Writing It Out #mentalhealth #mentalillness #amwriting
“Use simple words that pack the most meaningful punch. Your writing shouldn’t need dictionary, a thesaurus and Wikipedia just to digest it.” Continue reading 9 Tips For #Writing Killer #Fiction #WriteTips #AmWriting #Reading #Books #Authors
“In Lord of Flies, we also see the archetypes that Freud described of the Superego, Ego and Id, or Freudian Trio in the three main characters. Piggy represents the Superego; Ralph the Ego; and Jack the Id. It’s presented as a way of understanding how politics and leadership works but it’s also detailing parts of ourselves. In today’s world, most especially in American politics, these archetypes still exist and play out—insightful, intelligent and wise Bernie Sanders is like bespectacled Piggy, the Superego; decisive, shrewd and realistic Hillary Clinton is much like Ralph, the Ego; and impulsive, brash and narcissistic Donald Trump is like a lot like antagonist Jack, the Id. Or so the narrative has been framed for the consuming public.” Continue reading Lord of the Flies & the #Psychology of #Politics. “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord Of The Flies #essay #amwriting #writing #amreading #reading #books #classics #novels #fiction
Please donate to a worthy cause! “Stigma Fighters has been featured in, WaPo, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and on Good Day New York.” Continue reading Please donate to a worthy cause, Stigma Fighters. Help authors and writers read their work at the NYU Bookstore in May!