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11 Ways to Write More Scientific Fiction: Lessons from Michael Crichton

It’s been said that readers will believe anything; it’s the author’s job to convince them. Keeping readers absorbed in the fictional dream is challenging, but it seemed to be second nature for Michael Crichton, a science fiction and t...

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The Dignity Law… how do you want to live…?

Keep what you like, change what you don’t Supreme Court upgraded to Constitutional Counseloversee Administration activity in real time – determine constitutionality DignityTo live and serve the reasonable and sustainable benefit...

Surprise vs. Suspense and How to Pair Them in Your Writing

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut discussed their work during a marathon session that lasted for days. The two great directors and their French/English interpreter barely paused for meals. It was during this conversation that...

ytCropper – Share a Section of a YouTube Video

This week I answered an email from someone who had read my article 10 Tools for Teaching With YouTube Videos and wanted to know if there was a tool for sharing just a portion of a YouTube video. I used to recommend TubeChop but while that t...

The Art of the Possible In Conversation w/ Tony Lourakis (CEO @ Fleet Complete)

Student Life Network recently sat down with another successful business executive as part of SLN’s Executive Leadership Interview Series. Read on to learn what Tony Lourakis had to say to us about achieving success. There was a moment in ...

ICYMI: The Biggest Student News Stories From September

Your recap of some of the biggest student news stories that you may have missed this September. Going back to school can easily take all of your focus, but this time of year also means a lot is going on all over the country. Students and pr...

Call for Submissions: 2020 Poet’s Market

It’s that time of year again. The new 2019 Poet’s Market is on bookshelves, which means it’s time for me to start figuring out the 2020 Poet’s Market–and I need your help! Running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on Octobe...

Fired Up: Robert Crais on Passion, Process and Plot Twists

Robert Crais, master of crime writing, makes modern classics the old-fashioned way—with a heartfelt passion, a fine-tuned process and, naturally, a twist. Don’t miss his talk at the 2018 Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Pa...

5 Science & Math Resources That Have a Halloween Theme

Now that we’re into October I’ll start to see a lot more searches for “Halloween” on this blog. Here’s a a handful of Halloween-themed math and science resources. SciShow Kids has a playlist of videos cove...

Habits to Start Today

October 2, 2018, by Lucy Habits to Start Today Do your reading Speaking from personal experience, it is very easy to fall into the habit of leaving reading until the night before the corresponding lecture, seminar or workshop. Or, worse sti...

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