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Life before texting

November 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Fun and Humor, Technology, Writing

Texting is probably the easiest way to get in touch with someone. Have a question about your math homework? Text your friend. Going to stay late at school? Text your parents. There are even “text a librarian” services out there if you have a reference question (we don’t have that yet, but you can [...]

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It’s NaNoWriMo time!

November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Books, Current Events, Writing

It’s the first of November, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo! What’s that, you ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write a full-length novel in the span of one month! Go ahead and write– let your imagination take over! For adults, the goal is 50,000 words, or almost [...]

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Idioms

August 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Writing

No, that wasn’t an insult. An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its traditional meaning is. So you may be completely confused if you don’t know the correct meaning of certain idioms.  Idioms aren’t a new thing, in a list provided by Buzzle the idiom [...]

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Are you in love with your own handwriting?

June 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Fun and Humor, Technology, Writing

Then, create a font in it (for free!) at the font capture website.  Hit the site, then fill out their handwriting template in your handwriting.  Scan the template and follow the instructions…and presto, your own font!  How cool is that?

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Words to Make You Sound Smart(er)…

May 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

Not that you needed this, but the American Heritage Dictionaries‘ editorial staff has compiled a list of 100 words they believe make writers and speakers sound intelligent.  And there is also the freevocabulary.com site with (get ready) 5,000 collegiate words with their definitions.  Although these won’t be a panacea for your vocabulary issues, it may [...]

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Do you have vocabulary acumen?

February 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

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More importantly, do you even know what acumen means? Well you would if you used dictionary.com’s word of the day service which automatically emails you the word of the day, it’s meaning, and interesting facts behind it. Use it to bone up for SAT’s or just to expand your own vocabulary. You will be be displaying perspicacity before you know it!

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If you love to write…

February 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Writing

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But you don’t know how to have your voice heard, or want to make your writing better, check out Teen Ink. Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art. Distributed through classrooms by English, Creative Writing, Journalism and Art teachers around the country, it has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. They have no staff writers or artists and depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for their content. In other words, they need your writing! Any student can submit creative writing, art and photography at no charge. Hit their website to receive one issue of Teen Ink’s print magazine completely free, and read their criteria for submission. Maybe you will be one of the 25,000+ teens Teen Ink has made into published writers!

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And they say nothing rhymes with “orange”…

February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

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Challenge? Lozenge? They just don’t sound right! But if you can’t find that final rhyming word to put the finishing touches on your poem, the FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary may be able to help you. It will help you find the perfect word to rhyme, using the first or last syllable, or the whole word itself. But to save you the suspense, there still isn’t a whole word rhyme for orange. You may want to use “red” instead.

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Are you a Drama Queen (or King) or want to write for one?

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Fun and Humor, Movies, Writing

isdb06232008.jpg If so then here is the site for you: Internet Script Database.com. With their selection of complete movie scripts you could be honing your acting skills for Broadway tonight. A range of complete scripts are available to download from all genres. Recent additions include Juno and American Gangster. So get inspired to write your own script or to try some acting…you could be the next one we see on the red carpet!

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You? An author?

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Books, Writing

Of course !  You know it is your secret dream.  But…how to go about actually getting a book published?  Not to mention writing it.  Well one secret to writing a book that no one talks about (probably to scare off talented young authors like yourself) is that you don’t actually have to write the entire book before [...]

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