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Unlikable Characters: A Case Study

The “bad vs. worse” set-up discussed in the article “No More Mr. Nice Guys” in the September 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest—all about unlikable but fascinating protagonists—lies at the heart of a form of moral argument known ...

Case Study: How Self-Publishing Led Author Jonathan French to Hybrid Success

Jonathan French’s approach to self-publishing played an important role in how editors and agents perceived his book, and persuaded French to reevaluate his perspective on how authors can, and should, break into print. author photo credit:...

The 9 Best Banks for International Students Studying in Canada

If you’re a student preparing to live abroad for the first time, getting your finances in order is probably one of your biggest priorities. However, considering the sheer amount of financial institutions (banks) that exist in the world, i...

4 Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

To study abroad or not to study abroad? For a lot students, spending a few months or even a year in a new country may be at the top of their academic bucket lists, while others may still be on the fence. Choosing to live away from home and ...

Checklist: 11 Essential Things International Students Need to Study in Canada

For most students, the transition from secondary school to post-secondary studies is a huge adjustment. For international students, it’s a major life change. Not only are you starting the next phase of your educational journey, you’re a...

5 Lessons Studying Sleight-of-Hand Can Teach You About Writing Suspense

by Michael Kardos Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved magic. The first Broadway show I ever saw, at age seven, was The Magic Show starring the great Doug Henning. In eighth grade, I started studying sleight-of-hand with a teacher at...

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Injuries you can get from getting beat up

Lifeline said: ↑ Mind, I’ve never been in a streetfight, but I know what adrenalin does to one’s body, and I guess I’ve read up a bit. Maybe @big soft moose can provide some case studies. For research, read about Norther...

Translating High-Profile Events into Fiction

Robert F. Delaney discusses the process of writing his debut novel, which serves as a case study into the unique experience of writing about a true story that, at the time of its occurrence, received significant media coverage. My friend d...

No More Mr. Nice Guys: How to Write Flawed Characters & Antiheroes

Flawed characters and antiheroes make for fascinating protagonists—but their behavior can risk alienating readers. Follow this blueprint for flawed-yet-relatable heroes who can still provoke empathy. ILLUSTRATION © GETTY IMAGES: LUCIANO ...

Build a Body – An Interactive Biology Lesson

Spend a few minutes using Build a Body and it is easy to understand why it was recognized by the National Science Foundation. In Sponge Lab Biology’s Build a Body students construct a human body system-by-system. To build a body stude...

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