Trying to find a weekday-evening or weekend creative writing class in Columbus, Ohio. [more inside]
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?
Literary Darwinism: A relatively new field of evolutionary psychology / literary theory. What has recently been written in argument against it? [more inside]
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]
What does this bag say? [more inside]
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]
What are your favorite short stories or short story collections, anthologies etc. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest why my daughter can write just fine, but apparently can't read? [more inside]
What can an editor teach medical writers? [more inside]
I'm very interested in becoming an editor, please help...yes, I've read the previous posts. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for English grammar workbook(s) designed for adults who did not finish high school years ago. [more inside]
Novelists or short story writers who write like David Milch (Deadwood / John From Cincinnati)? [more inside]
20-something INTP, bored to death in his corporate gig, asks: What should I do with my life? [more inside]
What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
What are some of your absolute favourite online essays, articles and other pieces of non-fiction writing? [more inside]
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]
What is your relationship like with your literary agent? [more inside]
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]
Would anyone in their right mind eat vegetable ghee, or any kind of ghee, straight from the can? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for places to sit and write in New York City. Fussy constraints within. [more inside]
(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!
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]
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]
Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
What are some good sources for examples of well-written essays? [more inside]
Why does Chinese writing, when including a few English words, always seem to use the same font? [more inside]
When a writing contest puts a maximum of "500 words" for story length, should the count include "a" "an" or "the"? [more inside]
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]
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"?
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]
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]
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!
Good online resources for help with writing procedures and creating flowcharts? [more inside]
I am looking for writings on the infinity of definition. [more inside]
How do you make up stories ? My kids love me making up stories (and then repeating them ad-infinitum !) but doing so has set me thinking about the process of creating fiction. [more inside]
I have played a lot of D&D over the years, but I've never been the DM. My turn in the current group is coming up, so I'd like to write a campaign for them. The current one is a bit hack-and-slashy, I have in mind something more like a multi-arc murder mystery. [more inside]
I just moved 4,000 miles to Washington, DC and took a job with far less salary than I am worth in a new industry for the fringe benefits. I have about $18,000 in CC debt and have a modicum of a plan but need real financial help to sort out how to pay off this debt while in the meantime making something in the mid-30's. [more inside]
I'm looking for book recommendations that deal with (fully or partially) methods writers use to find interesting, fresh subjects and ideas for stories. [more inside]
Recommendations/sources for good erotic writing? [more inside]
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Always wanted… but never actually worked towards it, so I have no writing-specific experience or training. I’d like to transition to a career that somehow involves writing, but I’m not sure how I can get my foot in the door. [more inside]
I've been offered a ghostwriting gig. Help me with my expectations, please. [more inside]
Interviewing with a technical writing / communication portfolio. What resources and tips for those who have gone through it or hired from it. [more inside]
I need to recultivate my artsy hobbies, most specifically my writing and drawing. The problem is that I can't seem to initiate anything - I have no new ideas, nothing to work on. I'd also like to grow as a writer, but I'm my own worst critic and stop before I start (fear of failure and whatnot) - I'd like to hone my skills but I'm petrified of, well, sucking. [more inside]
I really want to get away from my house to finish up some screenplays for a May 1 deadline. So where can a not-so-rich person go for the last two weeks of April that will allow much peace and quiet while being both safe and warm enough to wander around in short sleeves night and day. Suppose a cost of around $1500--the cheaper the better--including return airfare to Toronto. Note that I like seclusion but I also don't drive so it needs to be someplace close to the necessities.
I'm looking for Web sites premised on the production of "crap art", structured art projects for non-artists, inspiration and instructions. [more inside]