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Writing habits you wish to acquire.

I have been always researching what it truly means to be a creative writer with the habits to succeed. To me I get writer’s block because of the following: I don’t read newspapers, I don’t journal. What I do is read storie...

Using Kids and Parents as Beta Readers for Children’s Fiction

Debut author Marie Unanue, whose book and message are about being “kind all the time,” has a unique writing process story: After writing two very different manuscripts, Marie Unanue sent them out to kids and their parents, who acted as ...

SLN Creators Interview w/ Maddie Theresa (Founder @ Social Clothing)

Meet Maddie Theresa, a high school student in Niverville College. She also happens to be the Founder of Social Clothing, a brand created to inspire a stronger sense of identity in and around Manitoba. We recently sat down with Maddie to le...

Calls for Submissions: 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents

Beginning today and running until 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia time) on October 15, 2018, I’ll be accepting pitches for articles in the 2020 Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents. I’ll start making assignments sometime that nex...

The Long Game: In Conversation w/ Michael Rossi (President @ Adidas Canada)

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 Michael Rossi had to say to us about achieving success. Would you believe me i...

The Science Behind Music That Increases Your Productivity

For many students, a study session doesn’t start until they pick their perfect music playlist. After all, when you have a mountain of classwork to power through, a solid soundtrack can provide a much needed energy boost and dose of motiva...

Literature as a Lifeline: How Stories and Genetic Testing Can Save Lives from Mental Illness

Literature comforts in a way clinical definitions and diagnoses cannot. It can help people recognize the symptoms of mental illness in themselves long before the predator of suicide pounces. Kristen Davis Schwandes explains why it is vitall...

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Hopefully, I have made some progress.

I have long undertaken to master writing, but have faced setbacks time after time for neglecting to follow certain rules. Though many have critiqued short pieces I wrote, advising me to follow those rules, I refused to do so because I thoug...

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An examination of A.I. and E.I. using Ex Machina and other movies as a reference.

I wrote this up a couple of days ago, and posted it on another forum, to start a discussion for folks that write Sci-Fi and Fantasy. The idea was to give people that may not be all that familiar with the terms or concept something to work w...

The Glamorous and Unattainable Writing Life: 6 Common Misconceptions About Being a Writer

Now that you’ve published a book, you can afford that fancy NYC loft, right? Emily Bleeker clears up a few common and hilarious misconceptions about writers. Authors in books, movies and TV shows are often eccentric and fascinating hermit...

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