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How can I become a better writer in English?

Help me be a better writer in English (as a second language) [more inside]
posted by papalotl on Jul 30, 2009 - 16 answers

How to read this French date?

How to read this date written in French? [more inside]
posted by rom1 on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Online writing system?

Online systems for writing teachers? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jul 26, 2009 - 3 answers

How long should it take to write/update a nonprofit case statement?

How long should it take to write/update a nonprofit case statement? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Note Tab

I'm looking for a Firefox add-on that would open a note pad into a new tab. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Professional Writing Program

Can you recommend a great professional writing certificate program? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jul 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Loved it! Hated it!

What do you love about popular books on society, history, and human sciences? What do you hate about them? [more inside]
posted by carmen on Jul 23, 2009 - 19 answers

The ideas, what to do with them?

How do I force myself to write? I have the ideas...I have the time, I think I even have the skill. I just don't have the follow-through. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 23, 2009 - 31 answers

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

I'm attending a writer's retreat from Oct. 15-18 in Ancram, NY and need some info on staying around for a few more days. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jul 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Many papers, or just one?

[Academic Filter] Should I work on one research paper at once, or several? [more inside]
posted by Sutekh on Jul 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Two keywords short of a rubric

In the very late 1970s or very early 1980s, Writer's Digest published an article titled, "How to Write Fast." It may have been by David A. Fryxell, who has a book of similar name (which interlibrary loan seems loath to produce). The article had five keywords for the steps in writing fast. Three of them were "preset," "stuff," and "buzz off." I've forgotten the other two and can't locate my old magazine. Any writers out there remember this?
posted by bryon on Jul 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Seeking alternative file manager

I need a free file manager for Windows XP that will allow me to specify the order in which files are physically written to an SD Card. Specifically - if i have a folder of music containing, say, 32 tracks of varying length, I want to be able to instruct the file manager to complete the copying of them over according to something like the file name (if each track title was prefixed by the track number) - The order in which Windows Explorer seems to complete copying seems to be based purely on how long each track takes - i.e. shorter tracks copy over sooner than longer tracks due to their file size. Any recommendations of free options gratefully received. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Jul 15, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I break into writing nonfiction books?

My dream is to write nonfiction books, but I have more book ideas than I know what to do with. Does anybody have any advice on how to find an agent or even just somebody knowledgeable about the publishing business who could give some good advice about which book ideas would work and which ideas would fall flat? How does one get past the query letter stage, when you have multiple outlines and chapters and book ideas, but you don't have a finished book?
posted by jonp72 on Jul 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Where is the best writing course in London?

Do you know of any excellent writing courses in London? [more inside]
posted by King_Wang on Jul 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Inspirational Sentences

I am trying to build a library of inspirational sentences. [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Jul 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Good travel or expat writing

What are your favorite essays about traveling or living abroad? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jul 13, 2009 - 21 answers

Paging Julia Cameron!

Published writers, how did you deal with post-sale paralysis? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jul 11, 2009 - 15 answers

need to write a will, on the cheap

can i write a valid, effective will without a lawyer? are there helpful, free models?
posted by LittlePumpkin on Jul 11, 2009 - 12 answers

"Heroes" writing: Stupid or Stylized?

Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jul 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Pretty Up My Word

How can I make my Word documents look less....boring? Seeking tips & tricks from people with an eye for design. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 8, 2009 - 26 answers

How does one get into the business of writing stories for video games?

Tell me what I need to do, or which bums I need to kiss, to write a storyline for a video game. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Jul 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Writer needs to spend time with an Asperger's. In Belgium.

Writing an Asperger character : how can I get to know enough about Asperger's syndrom ? Please bear in mind that I live in Belgium. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jul 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Not forcing it, but forcing it.

How do I go back to taking my fiction writing seriously after a brief, unhappy attempt to define myself by something else? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Jul 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Can you recommend articles on work or the workplace?

I am a community college English instructor, and I am working on structuring my Comp I class around the theme of work. Can anyone recommend some thoughtful articles, websites, books (easily excerpted), etc. about work or the workplace? Most of my students have limited reading comprehension skills, so I can’t use anything that is too specialized or advanced. I’m looking for articles on the level of Time or Newsweek. Thanks!
posted by alspeigh on Jul 3, 2009 - 23 answers

You know my name, now gimme my money!

Freelance writing: how to indicate that you would like compensation for your work after an article has been accepted? [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Jul 2, 2009 - 13 answers

Looking for Moleskine notebook accessories.

Looking for Moleskine notebook accessories. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Software to help do guided outlines with automatically populated fields from previous answers?

I'm trying to construct a digital worksheet that will walk someone through an outlining and drafting process for creating a report. Basically, the user should be able to answer the questions I put forward (either in a textfield, list, or textarea) and what would come out is an outline for a technical paper, grant proposal, etc. Is there software or features of software to support this? Microsoft Office or exportable formats are preferable. [more inside]
posted by miasma on Jun 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Great American Novels

People talk about "writing the Great American Novel." What do you think are valid examples of the G.A.N.? What novels, American or otherwise, did you enjoy reading and wish you had written?
posted by Busoni on Jun 20, 2009 - 70 answers

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

freewriting tips and tricks

Your tips for freewriting? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Jun 17, 2009 - 16 answers

Odd free writing behaviour

Why does this happen when I free write? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Jun 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Automated extraction of the gist of an article?

I often have a whole bunch of 500-3000 word articles to read - all reasonably plain English with headings and sub-headings (and occasionally images). Is there any software out there which will take an article (or articles) and write a reasonable one or two paragraph summary of the article, or produce a list of key points?
posted by zaebiz on Jun 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How do RTL languages work for lyrics to music?

What happens at the intersection of musical notation (written left to right) and languages written right to left? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

index, book ..... 124460

Creating my book's own index, crazy or sensible? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 10, 2009 - 19 answers

How would you approach this college admissions essay prompt?

How would you approach this college admissions essay prompt? "Discuss anything you wish you understood better than you do now. " [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on Jun 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Help drafting pet's death announcement

I need to email an announcement about the death of my dog... but I am very emotional about it and do not want people to contact me via telephone with their condolences. I am having trouble drafting a sentence stating this that doesn't sound rude or like it's coming from a robot. Could you possibly help? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jun 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Alien vs Hunter gets made but my friend's script doesn't?

Help me understand the writing industry, specifically as it relates to Hollywood, etc. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 5, 2009 - 19 answers

aspiring writer needs tips

What resources would you recommend for a beginning writer? [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Jun 4, 2009 - 26 answers

Hip to be square

Looking for cheap squared paper notebooks, available either online or the UK high street (not Staples or Paperchase, I can't get to these easily and Paperchase sucks up all my money) preferably with tough covers. Moleskines are too small and expensive! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 1, 2009 - 8 answers

"Based on a story by my pal Shecky"

How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Sex without pleasure

Does there exist a culture where sex doesn't result in orgasm? [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on May 22, 2009 - 26 answers

How to write a scientific literature review?

I'm at that point in my PhD where my experiment is (almost) up and running, so I have more free time to do other stuff. I've decided that writing a general introduction to my thesis will be less beneficial than trying to get a review article published. How do I go about writing a review article, from the perspective of an unpublished graduate student? [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on May 16, 2009 - 12 answers

How can a writing workshop share their work online?

What would be the best web-based file hosting service to use as a shared "Documents" folder for the various members of my writing workshop? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on May 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Inspired vs. Prompted Writing

I can only write well when I'm inspired, and even then it's only at blog-post length. Any time I set out do something larger, my brain shuts down. [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on May 6, 2009 - 43 answers

I can haz amateur historiez writingz?

I'm interested in writing one history book in my life, over a long period of time. I'm not, and most likely will not be getting, any sort of degree in history. I'm currently pursuing another career, and would like to research this over a long period, on the side. What would I be doing now to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 3, 2009 - 19 answers

What's Love Got to Do with It?

Point me in the direction of your favorite writing(s) about love - you know, the stuff that talks about it in a way that you always wished you'd thought to. [more inside]
posted by jasbet07 on May 1, 2009 - 43 answers

Resources for starting a for-profit website

I'm a freelancer who mostly lives by writing web content on a wide variety of topics for very low pay. By doing this for some time, I've learned quite a bit about SEO, social marketing, and so on. I also know a bit about web design and the technical skills required. So, I'm thinking it would be really nice to go into business for myself instead of making a small percentage of the revenue that my content generates...but the one aspect of this that I really don't know anything about is the business aspect. For example, figuring out how likely it is that this plan could be feasible at all, and what my overall strategy should be. [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Does too much constant incoming content = dangerous, or damaging somehow?

Can you think of any recent writing, or art, about it being somehow intellectually damaging, or spiritually dangerous, or in any other way harmful to constantly be plugged into content, particularly via an ipod or some other mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 25, 2009 - 17 answers

Insha'Allah or jihad?

Can anyone translate this Arabic calligraphy? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Apr 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me find independent journalists

Looking for independent news sites and journalists' blogs [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 16, 2009 - 8 answers

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