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Script Classics: Adapting to the Adaptation Process

Story analyst Joel Haber explains the process of adaptation: How it’s done, and how practice makes perfect. If you’re a screenwriter or novelist, Haber’s insights are a must-read. Click to tweet this article to your friends and follow...

6 Lessons Learned from a Year of 101 Rejections

By Natalie D-Napoleon Earlier this year I came across an article by Kim Liao in which she explained “Why You Should Aim For 100 Rejections A Year.” As soon as I finished reading the piece I went to the folder in my email marked “Writi...

Beloved Settings: Considerations for Fictionalizing a Favorite Place

Port Aransas, Tex. | Image from Getty by Leanna Morgan / EyeEm by Laura Oles For the last twenty years, Port Aransas, Tex., has served as my weekend retreat. When life gets hectic, my family leaves the hill country for the Gulf coast. I kn...

Sundials and Snowflakes – How to Make Your Own

SciShow Kids recently published a new video that explains to students how a sundial works and how they can make their own sundials. The video could be the basis for a fun, hands-on lesson about learning to tell time. For those in cold, nort...

Taking Notes on a Touchscreen – Three Options Compared

iPads, Android tablets, and touchscreen laptops that fold flat make it easy for those who prefer to handwrite their notes to preserve those notes in a digital format. I’ve used Google Keep for this purpose for a number of years, but a...

Going from a sprint to a marathon: academic career advice

January 15, 2018, by Ryan Neal Going from a sprint to a marathon: academic career advice In this post, Dr Anja Neundorf shares her advice on starting an academic career. Pursuing an academic career is a big decision, as it requires a long i...

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January 2018 Short Story Contest [Open contest]

Plans for the Day(4,955 nervous words)​ ‘She’s looking worse,’ Daniel said as he climbed under the sheet beside Annie. ‘Did you see her?’ ‘I did,’ Annie answered. She looked up at her husband with...

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

Students frequently complain that they don’t remember what they read. In the past, when I would ask about their reading practices, they often recounted that they would get to the bottom of a page of text and realize they had no clue about...

Script Classics: Writing a Great Third Act

The Third Act can make or break your screenplay. As films explore new territory in terms of plot and storytelling, the craft of writing them becomes more of a challenge. Julius Neelley has been a documentary film editor, screenwriter, and ...

Why I Decided to Switch Programs in My First Year

You can switch programs in your first year too. It’s not the end of the world. Promise. Plopping (read: slumping) into my usual seat near the back corner of the lecture hall, I braced for yet another hour of unintelligible murmur. It was ...

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