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creative writing exercises

Give me some exercises for creative writing. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jul 9, 2007 - 21 answers

The Press of the Great Northwest

I'm trying to draw up a list of publishers in Western Washington State. Google and the Yellowpages have done all they can. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 7, 2007 - 4 answers

What sites might you visit, books might you read, etc., to research writing a western?

What sites might you visit, books might you read, etc., to research writing a western? [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jul 3, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me find images with some mystery.

Please help me find some good mysterious images for students to write to. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jun 28, 2007 - 23 answers

OK, I'm a freelance writer. Now what?

How can I parlay the sudden improvement of my freelance writing resume into career advancement? [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol on Jun 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Good nonfiction books about Seattle?

Recommendations for well-written narrative nonfiction books about Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Fiber Pentel replacement?

Pentel no longer makes the porous-tip pen that my boss loves--the Fiber Pentel. They've discontinued the Tradio, too. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jun 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Mutant hybrid office supplies

Flat pencil or pen that can be used as a bookmark- does such a thing exist successfully? [more inside]
posted by doift on Jun 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Aging journalism student worries about debt, future

I'm a 25 year old journalism major riddled with major debt who has two years of school to go. How should I go about handling my debt situation and finishing school with the ultimate goal of becoming a successful print journalist? Furthermore, am I a fool to enter this field considering my rather unpleasant financial picture? Life advice, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 23 answers

Fiction writers who don't read fiction

Do you know of any fiction writers who don't read fiction, or does such a beast even exist? [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Jun 8, 2007 - 29 answers

how to become a nonsucky copywriter

When adding items to my online shop, how can I learn to write awesome product descriptions? How can I stop being the most boring copywriter ever? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Wiki backend and Wordpress frontend?

I'm trying to set up a collaborative community for writers where we could edit, revise and comment on each other's writing behind the scenes and "publish" finished pieces to a blog-like front page. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Yeah, I'd get free cookies and cakes, but is that enough?

How do I negotiate (tomorrow!) a decent salary for working part-time as a creative services manager for a successful bakery where the company wants to leverage the coolness factor of the environment and I want to leverage my years of varied experience? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on May 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Bloggers for hire?

I'd like to hire one, or maybe two, bloggers to keep my subject-specific weblog updated while I go on vacation (two weeks only). Is there a website that hooks up bloggers with potential clients for this purpose?
posted by afx237vi on May 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Who thinks perfect breasts are shaped like cocktail glasses?

Writer who said, "Perfect breasts should be shaped like wine glasses" (or something to that effect)? [more inside]
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson on May 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Report please.

Bookfilter. I'm looking for recommendations on great nonfiction writing by reporters. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on May 27, 2007 - 48 answers

What is Equitable in a Book Deal?

I've been asked to co-author a nonfiction book with a woman who is an expert in her field, but not a writer. I have some questions about contracts and rights to the material. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

How to plan a daily schedule for a dissertation?

I need a daily work schedule to get me through a PhD. I am really bad at managing large amounts of unstructured time. I'm trying to draw up a daily schedule which factors in all the different things I need to do - writing, reading, library, sorting out notes etc. It should be easy, but I'm struggling - any tips, examples?
posted by janecr on May 21, 2007 - 23 answers


help me shake my writer's block! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on May 20, 2007 - 17 answers

What further education do I need to be taken seriously as I re-enter the workforce?

I've been out of work for a number of years, by choice, staying at home to raise my kids. I have a Bachelor's in Education with a minor in English from back in 19mumblemumbleyear, and even if it were up-to-date, my life has taken a different turn, and I don't feel that teaching is for me any more. With this kind of background, if I don't teach, I am pretty much, as one of my English teachers once put it, an "educated un-employable." What further education do I need to be taken seriously as I re-enter the workforce? [more inside]
posted by misha on May 19, 2007 - 7 answers

For academic types...

I don't believe that authenticity exists in any form. What scholars/philosophers/social critics have argued similiarly? Jameson? Derrida? Deleuze? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on May 17, 2007 - 29 answers

Grad school recommendations: whom to ask?

If I've been out of college for twelve years, from whom do I get recommendations for graduate school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 11 answers

I keep writing but I don't get to the end.

I'm going back to school and I haven't written essays in about...oh...five years. I can brainstorm like crazy, but I can't seem to structure it properly. As my girlfriend puts it: my essays are just black holes that suck up my time, and I get no where. [more inside]
posted by Brainy on May 14, 2007 - 32 answers

Can I make my former newspaper take my content offline?

So I got fired today for nonsensical reasons. I worked at a small newsweekly, where I was a designer, but also for whom I did quite a lot of writing. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 10, 2007 - 29 answers

What Country?

Can anyone identify this South American(?) writing? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on May 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me keep track of the time I spend writing

Is there a Mac application that can help me keep track of hours, dates, and time I spend writing? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on May 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Short Story Feedback?

I've written a short story that experiments with genres and social groups in a unique way. I'd like some feedback before showing this to an English professor and potentially embarrassing myself. Where can I get some feedback online? Preferably in the next couple of hours . [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on May 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for tools to help me get out of the endless reading trap

Can anyone recommend some good research/study/outlining software that assists your writing? Either freeware or paid. Basically I mean software that alows you to collate ideas and notes as you read, as well as lets you do outlining - all this in preparation for writing a report or paper or essay. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Apr 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Plaintext and Excel

MS Excel: I need to place quotation marks around the numbers in a column. Is there a better way to do this than I am currently trying or is there a plaintext spreadsheet editor that would be a better solution? [more inside]
posted by imposster on Apr 25, 2007 - 10 answers

I hate lines in notebooks!

I hate lines in notebooks! Where can I find unruled Composition Books? [more inside]
posted by ThePants on Apr 18, 2007 - 7 answers

I read it for the articles. No, really. Just help me find them again.

Please help me find a way to electronically organize my magazine article collection. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Apr 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Screenplay in three weeks - am I crazy?

So, I promised myself that this year I would write a feature-length screenplay and enter it for the Nicholl Fellowships. The deadline is May 1. I haven't started yet. Still doable? [more inside]
posted by different on Apr 11, 2007 - 22 answers

What are the best recent articles on immigration?

Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
posted by josh on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

WTF, gel pen?

Gel pens: Help me learn to make them perform consistently. [more inside]
posted by knave on Apr 10, 2007 - 9 answers

What are some classic novels penned when their authors were unusually young?

Help me think of great novels that were written when their authors were unusually young. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Apr 9, 2007 - 39 answers

How can I learn handwriting from scratch?

My handwriting is so bad, I should probably start completely over and re-learn how to write. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by comwiz on Apr 8, 2007 - 27 answers

In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"?

In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"? [more inside]
posted by paperfingers on Apr 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Is there anyone else like Chuck out there?

I really love Chuck Klosterman's writing. Please help me find more authors/columnists like him. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 5, 2007 - 10 answers

how do you move a story without being in it?

fiction writers: how do you move a story without being in it? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Apr 3, 2007 - 28 answers

I want to write once, get paid twice

I have written a couple of travel/food articles for large U.S. newspapers. Once they are published, I am free to resell them. The questions: Where? How? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Mar 28, 2007 - 1 answer

I don't want to be Carrie Bradshaw, how do I avoid it?!

I jokingly refer to my life and every experience I've had so far as "research" and say I'm going to write a book about it. But I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw. [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Mar 23, 2007 - 8 answers

I never give congratulations in restaurants...

Spelling filter: Why do I ALWAYS struggle with the same few particular words? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Mar 20, 2007 - 44 answers

Need an epigraph!

Epigraphfilter: Help me think of something good (or, barring that, something funny) to kick off my senior thesis. The paper is about why nations sometimes sneak around the established, public, legally recognized way of writing treaties when they cooperate. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Mar 16, 2007 - 10 answers

fastest rejections in short literature

What magazines have the best slush turnaround times? This is a question for submitters and editorial assistants alike about average response times for unsolicited works. [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Mar 12, 2007 - 12 answers

How to Market my Writing Course

Marketing Question: Suggestions needed about how I get my User Document writing course (for non-writers) in front of my target market. [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Mar 12, 2007 - 1 answer

Software Reccomendations: Writing a Paper While Keeping An Outline

Need toms help finding a good program or method for maintaining an outline structure within an essay. As you can tell, I'm having a hard time describing my problem. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 9, 2007 - 9 answers

How did the collapse of the Western Roman Empire affect the quality of Latin writing?

How did the Latin language degenerate during the collapse of the Western Roman Empire? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Books about writing non fiction

I need recommendations on books about nonfiction writing. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Mar 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Juggling a job and freelance work

Do my job and freelance clients all need to know about each other? [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Mar 1, 2007 - 13 answers

Please help me overcome my congential elitism.

What do you know about the M.A. in Writing program at DePaul University or about such programs in general? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Feb 28, 2007 - 7 answers

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