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Top 10 Movies Every Student Needs To Watch

What movies should you watch as a student?  Films can be a way to channel whatever you’re going through. We watch movies that are about finding ourselves, discovering inspiration or insight into our lives, having a crush on someone, or a...

Building The Yellow House: An Interview With National Book Award Finalist Sarah M. Broom

The newly drained swampland that became New Orleans East touted a promising future when Sarah M. Broom’s mother bought their family’s shotgun house in 1961. “The Yellow House” became home to the family’s 12 children, as well as th...

20 Books About Mental Health for World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is October 10. Here are 20 books, fiction and nonfiction, with mental health as the main subject or playing a background role. Add your recommendations! What many of you don’t know about me (and why would you) is t...

RyersonVotes Aims To Increase Youth Voter Engagement On Campus

RyersonVotes is a non-partisan, student organization at Ryerson University that wants to double the number of people choosing to vote on-campus in the upcoming federal election.  In the last federal election, only 1,485 of 36,000 full-time...

Are You Stressed Out Because Of Academic Burnout?

When you’re juggling a full school load, work, and a social life, academic burnout can take its toll on your wellbeing—especially if you have passion projects and responsibilities on the side. If you are unable to say “no” to things...

What’s the Process of Creating a Student Club on Campus?

When you’re in first year, you might be hustling to get to your next class on the other side of campus, confused about saying “professor” instead of “teacher,” and already behind a mountain load of readings. But amidst the chaos, ...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

How to Hook a Literary Agent to Represent Writing and Get Published

Finding a literary agent is one thing, but the hard part is gaining representation. In this post, we share how to hook a literary agent to represent writing and get published by looking at the query letter, synopsis, book proposal, and samp...

Effective Repetition in Writing as Demonstrated by A Song of Fire and Ice

English professor and author Gavin Hurley shows how the use of effective repetition in fantasy novels like A Song of Fire and Ice demonstrate two approaches of using repetition in writing of your own, no matter the style. Fantasy authors—...

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Censorship in Writing: your thoughts?

This thread is based on an article I published in my journal on Music Banter back in 2012. The concerns expressed here were genuine on my part, and can, I believe, form the basis for some hopefully enlightened discussion on the whole topic ...

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