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Help a young journo put herself through news writing bootcamp.

I need resources to improve my news writing. I'm already working in a newsroom, so this isn't a"halp mee, I wants to be a writter" post. Rather, I want to increase my fluency in the basics so that tight, accurate prose always flows naturally, even under deadline. I'd also like to increase my vocabulary and craft skills as a writer so that when I'm less pressed for time, I can really make the language dance. [more inside]
posted by [ixia] on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

I am trying to get a better understanding of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" **Spoiler Alert** [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Has anyone made their hobby their job and NOT been happy with the decision?

Has anyone made their hobby their job and NOT been happy with the decision? I'm specifically thinking about television writing but other fields would apply... [more inside]
posted by Ringo on Jul 24, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me get rid of my "trainer's tattoo!"

What are your favorite quick-drying and/or absolutely smudge-proof markers, both for easel paper and whiteboard? Also, techniques to help a lefty avoid smudges wil be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jul 23, 2008 - 6 answers

On the meaning of "off" on the page.

Please explain a few bits of television script convention to me. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jul 23, 2008 - 8 answers

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian?

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jul 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me become a better essay writer.

Can you help me find essay communities? I would like to find a place to read other people's essays and share my own for possible feedback. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jul 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Warmup activities for young writers

Looking for interesting, not cheesy, ideas to get 8th-10th graders warmed up for an afternoon of writing and discussion. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Jul 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Mac word processor for academic writing in the humanities?

I don't like Microsoft Word much; it feels really bloated to me, and has so many features I never use. I've been looking for an alternative for some time. What word processor does the hivemind recommend for academic writing? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 10, 2008 - 35 answers

Bluetooth Automatic Syncing Between Laptops

Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle. Any good apps out there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Who are you? Just the highlights, please and TIA!

Under pain of death, define your own personal "artistic statement". [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Jul 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Where Can I Find Self-Reflective Profiles?

Where can I find examples of profile-writing that say as much about the profiler as the profilee? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Jul 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for coverage work

How does one find work as a script reader in Hollywood? What are other bottom-rung industry jobs for writers? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jul 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Title page info on a title page-less paper?

ChicagoManualofStyleFilter: I'm trying to figure out what Chicago dictates (is there even guidance here?) for proper setup of title page info for a short paper of perhaps five pages or less without a title page. That is to say, how does the information that would go on a title page get formatted when one isn't used. Name/date/course/prof/etc., moved to the top of the first page. Can anyone point me to a specific section in the manual? Bonus question: I know what it vaguely looks like (LastName PageNumber), but I'm also looking for specific guidance for last name and page number info in the short paper's header. Thanks!
posted by jroybal on Jul 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Bridging the gap from student-level to professional-quality writing skills

How do I improve my writing skills beyond the good-enough-for-a-student level when my school seems neither interested nor capable of teaching me? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Jul 7, 2008 - 33 answers

Star Wars did a pretty good job at this too...

A question about creating literary mythologies and the antagonistic forces within them. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 4, 2008 - 17 answers

How to hire to write for my blog?

I would like to have a few guest writers write some articles for my blog. How do I sort out the basic logistics of this? [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me create a wonderful thanks for a $1,000,000 guy

A donor has given our non profit $1,000,000 to build a new hospice house building (1/3 the cost of the project). We want to honor him with something different than the usual plaque. Or at least with a plaque that is unique. Something with a key might be appropriate, but would probably be boring. We have to make a presentation to him during an event in a couple of weeks. Anyone have any creative ideas to honor this generous man?
posted by Jandasmo on Jul 2, 2008 - 18 answers

Follow my dreams or follow the money?

I'm 33 years old, make a low six figure income, married, no kids. Up for big promotion. Is it time to give up my dreams of being a writer? LOTS more inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 53 answers

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

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