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Need recommendations for artistic non-fiction writing classes.

I'm looking for recommendations for low cost (e.g. community college) writing classes to improve the artistic aspects of my non-fiction (essay, blog entry, resume, website content, etc.) writing. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jun 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Add a new category to this list: Aliens, Monsters, Ghosts...

Aliens, monsters, and ghosts. The big three. But is there a fourth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jun 26, 2008 - 42 answers

I need a novel-writing soundtrack

Can you help me set the writing soundtrack to my novels? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Jun 26, 2008 - 23 answers

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'?

What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Quiet Place to Write in NYC?

Help me find a quiet place in Brooklyn/ Manhattan to read and write. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jun 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Wring music? How hard can it be?

Can I learn to create melodies? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 15, 2008 - 37 answers

Do any cafes in LA serve booze?

Any cafes in LA that also serve booze? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jun 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources on the Web [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jun 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Need a quiet place to write

Deserted places to write near Arcadia, CA or Pasadena, CA? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Jun 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Self publish much?

The rights to my ~400 page pop/technical book reverted to me when the publisher went bankrupt. How can I best monetize the second edition? [more inside]
posted by lothar on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for lowbrow books

Looking for sites or reviewers who review books other than literary fiction [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Opportunities for my health business?

How can I reach potential clients and new avenues for my health business? Would love specific suggestions for online networks, writing and speaking opportunities, and individual consultations. My business revolves around holistic health, life coaching, homeopathy, and intuitive skills. [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Jun 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Smokin' and Thinkin'.

What to do while noodling? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Jun 10, 2008 - 32 answers

Writing class in Columbus OH

Trying to find a weekday-evening or weekend creative writing class in Columbus, Ohio. [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Jun 6, 2008 - 0 answers

Help me find this story...

A few years ago there was a short story in the New Yorker set in the near future. The characters were children raised in a world where they seemed to be market research test subjects... I really can't recall any more details than that... Does this ring any bells?
posted by psergio on Jun 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for detractors of Literary Darwinism

Literary Darwinism: A relatively new field of evolutionary psychology / literary theory. What has recently been written in argument against it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for a great routine to start the day

I'm looking for a morning routine to start my daily writing tasks (i.e. dissertation). The routine needs to be home-based, include a moderate exercise routine, shower and breakfast. The aim is to get me feeling heathly and eager to start a long day of creative concentration. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jun 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Help us read the writing on the bag

What does this bag say? [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on May 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Do you have any cool suggestions for renaming a website?

I've launched a website less than a month ago, but all the domain names I think best fit what I am doing are taken, so I took a name I don't like. I would like your help renaming it. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on May 29, 2008 - 8 answers

short story recommendations?

What are your favorite short stories or short story collections, anthologies etc. [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on May 28, 2008 - 54 answers

Writing without reading?

Can anyone suggest why my daughter can write just fine, but apparently can't read? [more inside]
posted by 5MeoCMP on May 25, 2008 - 36 answers

What can an editor teach medical writers?

What can an editor teach medical writers? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on May 21, 2008 - 12 answers

How to Become an Editor without University...or experience.

I'm very interested in becoming an editor, please help...yes, I've read the previous posts. [more inside]
posted by nikksioux on May 16, 2008 - 33 answers

Help me improve an employee's writing skills.

Looking for recommendations for English grammar workbook(s) designed for adults who did not finish high school years ago. [more inside]
posted by bartinpc on May 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for more like Milch...

Novelists or short story writers who write like David Milch (Deadwood / John From Cincinnati)? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 12, 2008 - 8 answers

What should I do with my life?

20-something INTP, bored to death in his corporate gig, asks: What should I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2008 - 28 answers

Which books are most representative of each city?

What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 6, 2008 - 16 answers

I Like To Read Things

What are some of your absolute favourite online essays, articles and other pieces of non-fiction writing? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on May 1, 2008 - 54 answers

Language-Related Equivalent of Empathy?

Is there a word or a phrase, other than the too-broad "understand," for when a listener understands what someone else is trying to convey even when the speaker doesn't express it clearly and/or correctly? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Apr 28, 2008 - 31 answers

How do you work with your literary agent

What is your relationship like with your literary agent? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Apr 25, 2008 - 5 answers

I want to write for interesting online magazines

I am looking for online magazines to submit art/literature/experimental/fun articles to. I think 'The Believer' magazine is a good example of the type I crave. UK based would be best, but not completely necessary. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Me And Bobby Eat Ghee (freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to eat')

Would anyone in their right mind eat vegetable ghee, or any kind of ghee, straight from the can? [more inside]
posted by spoobnooble on Apr 20, 2008 - 32 answers

What are the best online publications for submitting articles about web design and project management?

What are the best online publications for submitting articles about web design and project management? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Apr 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Some come here to sit and think ...

I'm looking for places to sit and write in New York City. Fussy constraints within. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Apr 18, 2008 - 25 answers

I don't understand Hungarian but I need to do research for my novel!

(Posting for a Friend) "I am doing research for a novel I'm writing. But since I'm no longer affiliated with a university I'm having a difficult time in getting responses from professors and specialists that I have contacted with questions. How can I increase my chances of having them take me seriously and answer my questions? Also, does anyone have advice for a non-Hungarian speaker to do research with the Hungarian Archives?" Thank you!
posted by lolalivia on Apr 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I apply for online writing jobs?

I know there are paying content writing jobs on the internet because I've done some commissioned articles for eHow.com and I've applied to about.com. I'd love to find more sites like these to apply to, but it's tough, because searching for "online writing jobs" generally yields a bunch of spammy pyramid schemes and so on. [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Examples of great opinion/editorial writing?

Are there any great opinion/editorial writers out there that can be an example to an aspiring columnist? Books, websites, anything that I can read to help my writing get better in the op/ed capacity... [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Apr 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Arial or Times New Roman? Single spaced? Bold?

Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I climb out of my shell online?

How can I be more myself writing online? I’m a quiet person, but I do have a good sense of humor and I’m quick-witted. I can be a good conversationalist. When I write online, though, I snap back into an academic mindset, and I have a hard time thinking of banter, or even decent conversation. [more inside]
posted by doubtful_guest on Apr 7, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting.

Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

What rights do you give up when you podcast your own short story or novel?

From what I've been hearing, most publishers would possibly no longer be interested in a piece that had already been podcast, but would like to know what specific rights are lost. [more inside]
posted by korej on Apr 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me type without ever needing to look?

Is there a wireless, battery rechargeable, full-sized or laptop-sized keyboard available that has a memory card which will allow me to leave the office, go to the gym or a cafe and type without needing or even glancing at a monitor? So that later, I can return to give my work a good editing without caring about how it looks on the first draft? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Mar 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Sample Essays (not for sale)

What are some good sources for examples of well-written essays? [more inside]
posted by saoyama on Mar 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Why does Chinese printing of Latin characters always use the same font?

Why does Chinese writing, when including a few English words, always seem to use the same font? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Story contest. 500 word-limit. Please tell me that's not counting every *single* word!

When a writing contest puts a maximum of "500 words" for story length, should the count include "a" "an" or "the"? [more inside]
posted by skyper on Mar 27, 2008 - 24 answers

Tax question for an entertainment writer

I'm an arts and entertainment writer for a blog, and I also do freelance writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. I cover movies, art, TV, music, theater, and video games. What kinds of things can I write off on my taxes? [more inside]
posted by awesomedude on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How does Paul Theroux write the way he does?

I like the prose style of Paul Theroux's travel writing. How's he do it? It seems very distinctive, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Anyone have any nuts-and-bolts insights into how he achieves those effects, both in terms of his prose mechanics and his "voice"?
posted by decoherence on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

What are my rights for republishing screenshots/promotional material in an academic text?

What right do I have to republish software screenshots and promotional material within a critical/academic context? Do I need to get formal permission from the corporations that own & distribute this material? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Mar 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Why does the devil keep coming here?

The devil visiting earth seems to be a pretty common happening in certain litterature or films. I am looking for examples of what he actually does when coming here. [more inside]
posted by ilike on Mar 21, 2008 - 51 answers

How to write movie descriptions?

How do I write short (ca. 150 words) and engaging descriptions of movies in English without sounding too subjective (I don't want to use the first person POV)? The people reading will be average movie goers. Any tips, examples or links that you can recommend? Many thanks!
posted by Foci for Analysis on Mar 20, 2008 - 8 answers

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