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The trivialization of Evil

Genre: Urban FantasySetting: Modern day America My antagonist is a Catholic priest who has the limited supernatural ability to know that Hell is a very real place and damnation can happen. He’s furious that that people treat the trapp...

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Some Books on Style

I recommended some books to Theglasshouse but not to everyone in the forum. So, since these books would probably be helpful in developing good prose style, I thought I should share them with you. One is called “Building Great Sentence...

Plausible Scares: Blending the Real and Unreal in Horror Fiction

Using examples from William Peter Blatty’s iconic horror novel The Exorcist, Dustin Grinnell explains how to craft truly frightening horror fiction by blending the believable and the unsettlingly extraordinary. In the novel The Exorcist ...

New Accessibility Options in Flipgrid and Other Microsoft Products

This week Microsoft unveiled a slew of new accessibility options for the services that teachers and students use most. One of those features is the inclusion of Immersive Reader in Flipgrid. Immersive Reader is a free service that students ...

The High School to Post-Secondary Transition: A Guide

The transition from high school to post-secondary can be challenging. I was no exception. I didn’t do poorly, however, I know I didn’t take advantage of the opportunities post-secondary education had to offer. While I had a good start t...

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...

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 ...

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...

Language Arts: ‘VOX’ Author/Linguist Christina Dalcher Discusses the Power of Words

Following the release of her hit book, VOX, linguist-turned-author Christina Dalcher shares insight into the power of words spoken, written and suppressed. Learn more about Dalcher in the November/December 2018 issue of Writer’s Digest....

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