Feb 13 What is your most important writing tool? Many years ago, the most common answers would probably have been “notebook” or “notepad” and “pen” or “pencil”. I wouldn’t be surprised if majority of modern answers include laptop, desktop computer, and iPad (or any other tablet for that matter). This is especially true for those of us who use the Internet as the main means of carrying out our work, isn’t it? If you own an iPad, and you would like to have a handy app that will help you write down your thoughts in a more organized way, we have something [Read more…]
Jan 23 We’ve got something special for you today! Do you remember the grammar book that we reviewed some time ago? It is titled “37 Things to Know About Grammar”, and it is a brilliant book in that it makes grammar fun. If you have memories of your grammar teacher acting like the a policeman without a sense of humor, you can forget about that. This book gives you some of the most important principles in English grammar without making you feel as if you were back in school. For writers who may need a quick reference, the book is a handy [Read more…]
Oct 7 As freelance writers, it is very easy to get caught up in our own busy worlds schedules. I am sure that you have, more than once, spent more than 10 hours without doing anything but work in front of your screen. While work is good, we also need to remind ourselves that there is more to life than sitting in front of a computer screen. A break every now and then is always a welcome thing. If you have been working yourself hard this week, why don’t you consider treating yourself to a break this weekend? I do not know [Read more…]
Mar 2 Green eggs and ham, the cat in the hat, etc. – many of us grew up reading these words, and many of us learned to love reading because of the genius of one man: Dr. Seuss. Born Theodore Seuss Geisel, the American cartoonist and writer is definitely one of the most loved children’s book writers today. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904, and in his lifetime, he published 44 children’s books which are all full of wonderfully imaginative characters. Add to these his uniquely creative writing style, and you will not be surprised at how well-loved this writer [Read more…]
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Oct 27 Tell your story. Oh, and just to encourage participation, I'll tack on a prize. The best story wins a free copy of The Concert for Bangladesh on DVD. You get Harrison, Clapton, Preston, Dylan and even Ringo in their full bearded 1971 glory!