8 Short Story Writing Tips from a Dean of Creative Writing

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8 Short Story Writing Tips from a Dean of Creative Writing

I love stories. It's safe to assume that applies to all fiction writers. Novels allow us to weave complex narratives that evoke authentic worlds and intriguing characters. The benefit of a novel is that it gives a writer the time and space to build a fictional, yet believable, world. It can also be argued that it gives
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Sharjah will be guest of honour at Delhi book fair

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) will be a great platform for Sharjah to showcase its literary and cultural assets, network with leading publishers, best-selling international authors and tap into potential business opportunities in the world's seventh largest economy. Each year, NDWBF offers a
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SIUE and community partners seek support for Market on Wheels

Zack Gondek, a senior integrative studies major, with focus areas in biological sciences and creative writing, has found the literature and sustainability course to be a perfect blend of his interests and desire to solve issues such as food insecurity. “Dr. DeSpain has selected some great creative works that
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Harvard Introduces Course On Poop In Literature

The course description reads, “French literature, from the Middle Ages to today, has been consistently and remarkably scatological,” the Harvard course catalog reads. “Fecal matter is omnipresent in works and authors that we consider canonical (e.g. the fabliaux, Rabelais, de Sade, Beckett, Celine) and
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London Musician Builds A Demonic Organ Made Entirely From Furbys

Every kid growing up in the 90s would have begged their parents to buy them a Furby – you know, those robotic, gobbledygook-spouting toys that the National Security Agency in the US banned from its premises for fear they'd spill official secrets. Now 44 long-forgotten Furbys have been salvaged for an
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New Cuban Cook Books Presented

HAVANA TIMES — On February 7th, most of the books by the Cuban publishers “Artechef” that were on sale at this edition of the Havana Book Fair were launched again at the Dulce Maria Loynaz Cultural Center located in Vedado. Many of them have been co-edited by Selvi and they have all been
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Wiley, the Austrian Academic Library Consortium and the Austrian Science Fund announce …

John Wiley and Sons Inc., the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has announced a three-year combined open access publication and subscription agreement. This transformative agreement will provide researchers and students at 22 institutions
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How Writer's Block Can Actually Make You a Better Writer

Coming up with a narrow topic can be difficult and can lead to students having writer's block. One approach that might help is to take advantage of your course materials. Rereading lecture notes or the course textbook can help you come up with an applicable narrow topic. Although it is easy to forget
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Across many disciplines, artists at UW learn their craft, hone intents, form communities

For UW alumnus Wade Dittburner, creative writing was not simply a hobby or even a passion. It was the only subject that made it worth attending UW in fall 2013. Growing up in the rural town of Cedar Rapids, Wisconsin, “where few make it out,” Dittburner loathed the idea of even attending college.
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