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How Young Girls’ and Women’s Issues Have Evolved in Young Adult Literature Today

by Camilla Chance In past ages, humanity has been defective and inefficient because we have been incomplete. This quote comes from my book Melissa and Kasho, “I experienced a flash of insight: surely nature had decreed that mothers would ...

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Project “Empty That Bucket!”

As some of you know, I’ve been spending time reducing the size of the General Writing subforum in the upper quarter of the home page. I’ve been going through the threads and moving them to the subforums that more closely fit the...

3 Characteristics of “Extraordinary” Heroes, According to Donald Maass

By Dustin Grinnell images from Project Gutenberg’s edition of The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fantasy-adventure novel filled with danger, mystery and intrigue. The sto...

This Ontario Student Received More Than $2M In Scholarship Offers

Ever wonder if it was even possible to receive more than $2,000,000 in student scholarship offers? Of course not, because that’s nuts. Until now. Rachel Burns, a graduating art student from Etobicoke School of the Arts has accumulated sch...

3 Writing Tips From Bestseller Sloane Crosley

By Carten Cordell Sloane Crosley can coax humor from the most unlikeliest of depths, whether it’s a good line from your locksmith or avenging a childhood slight during a pride parade. Right-hand photo Credit: Ungano + Agriodimas 2017 It...

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Writing autistic characters

Why write autistic characters?Recognition of autism is improving as society learns more about what it means to be autistic. We now recognise that autism is prevalent throughout many aspects of society, and are understanding more and more ab...

Abbas Edalat: British-Iranian academic ‘arrested as spy’

The Foreign Office says it is “urgently looking into” Iranian news reports of Abbas Edalat’s arrest....

Teenagers to appear in court over claims of 'racist' chants in Nottingham Trent student halls

Incident comes amid spate of reports of racist incidents at British universities...

What to Do When You’re a Memoirist and Memory Fails

By Natalie Singer The memories that glimmer strongest in my mind, that pop up repeatedly as though they have an agency of their own, act like cosmic bulges―moments that wink like the star-studded center of a spiral galaxy, like Roland Bar...

Essential Apps Every Student Needs

Apps—they’re a part of our fabric now. They are part of our DNA. And when you get down to it, there are some apps out there that make our lives easier. That’s all we want, right? To be a little more efficient, a little more mindful,...

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