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  • City Lights bookstore, San Francisco
    Accidental collaboration: Artist and writer
    For some time now, I write stories and add an illustration. Most of the stories that I write are political news for which photographs are most appropriate for illustration and reporting. In a different vein, I write creatively. Inspiration comes...
  • Heroes of fantasy arise through the written word
    Writing one’s fantasy hero has become an achievable feat
    The epic tales of legendary heroes have been around for thousands of years. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the first hero story and perhaps the oldest story on Earth, was believed to be written around 2500 BC or earlier. The story of Beowulf was told...
  • Top 3 NaNoWriMo lessons learned
    Top 3 NaNoWriMo lessons learned
    As thousands of participants near the finish line, hopefully, of this year’s National Novel Writing Month, many will ask themselves what lessons NaNoWriMo has taught them this November. The challenge of writing fifty thousand words in thirty...
  • D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray
    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray rejects plea deal
    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray may be indicted soon. The three-year-long federal investigation into Gray's alleged "shadow campaign" to win the 2010 mayoral election is now focusing on him.According to a report in The Washington Post Monday...
  • Scribblitt is a website that helps children create their own books.
    Scribblitt.com and The Molina Foundation: Creating Books for a Cause
    Statistics have proven that reading helps to develop writing skills and writing helps develop and stimulate cognitive growth, organizational abilities, and persuasiveness. In other words, writing powers the brain and this is particularly important...
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby maintains silence after alleged victim details assault in Post op-ed
    Bill Cosby continues to maintain his silence after details regarding a 30-year-old rape allegation against him have once again emerged.Cosby's accuser, Barbara Bowman, recently detailed her alleged assault in a Washington Post op-ed.The...
  • Journaling Daily For Better Health
    Journaling Daily For Better Health
    Having and keeping a daily journal can be very benefical to many people. When you decide to take control of your life journaling daily can help by keeping track of where you are in your lifes journey, and help you decide where you want to be in...
  • Meanings Matter
    Meanings Matter - Using Words Correctly in Your Writing
    Emails, press releases, pitches, and social media posts are great ways to engage your audience and followers. And it is important that your communication tactics work for you, not against you. A thorough understanding of word usage can set you...
  • 4 Fun ways to improve your writing
    4 Fun ways to improve your writing
    At some point in their academic careers, many students simply feel that they are not skilled at writing. While you may not be particularly strong in this subject, it is important to face the fact that it is a necessary skill for all students in...
  • David H. Stull, Zoë Madonna, and Stephen Rubin
    The 2014 Rubin Institute prizes have been awarded
    Yesterday morning in the Concert Hall of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the second Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute for Music Criticism concluded with the presentation of its two awards. The “main event” was the awarding...
  • NANOWRIMO
    It's NaNoWriMo time! Write your first novel with a community of inspiration
    Is writing a novel on your bucket list? If so, you're in good company. Many have dreamt of putting together a novel, becoming a best selling author, getting a movie deal, becoming millionaires, and better yet, recognition for exceptional...
  • Blurb launches Dream Team to help self-publishing authors
    Blurb launches Dream Team to help self-publishing authors
    Independent publishing platform Blurb announced the launch of the Dream Team today. This group of industry professionals vetted by Blurb will help authors design and create high quality self-published books and magazines. Among the services...
  • NC Writer's Network Fall Conference 2014
    Registration for the NC Writer’s Network 2014 Conference in Charlotte is open
    The Annual North Carolina Writer's Network 2014 Fall Conferencewill take place from Friday November 21- Sunday November 23 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in uptown Charlotte, NC.Writers of every level of skill or experience are welcome to...
  • Actor Tom Hanks writes a collection of short stories
    Actor Tom Hanks writes a collection of short stories
    “Forrest Gump” actor, Tom Hanks, will be able to add “published author” to his list of credentials according to Huffington Post on November 3, 2014. Back in October, Hanks published his first short story piece, “Alan...
  • Cathy Nolan Vinčević as Mrs. Crowley in 'Til Death'
    New Hampshire film maker releases latest short film 'til Death'
    On Friday, October 31, 2014 Sam Kench released his latest independent short film on his Youtube channel, Brickwall Productions.“Til Death” follows the mentally unstableMrs. Crowley as she plots to murder her husband but the unforeseen...