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An Abused Woman Heals Through Writing
Writing is not only an art form, it can serve as a therapeutic outlet for frustration, creativity, and trauma. One woman was horrifically abused, but found an escape through writing. ...
March 20, 2019
This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write
In November 2018, the Nation’s Report Card announced that no more than 40 percent of America’s fourth and eighth graders are proficient ...
January 12, 2019
Why We Should Learn to Love the Full Stop
If you want to write a good sentence, you must learn to love the full stop. Love it ...
October 27, 2018
An Endless Eclectic: Writer Eric Metaxas
It’s been said that we all stand on the shoulders of giants. And, if anyone knows that, it’s ...
October 25, 2018
‘Pay It Forward’ Author Never Imagined Her Idea Would Spread So Far
Proof little acts of kindness can make a big difference.
April 16, 2016
How Universities Can Help Students Avoid Plagiarism: Get Them to Write Better
As universities get better at detecting plagiarism, students are having to find new ways to avoid getting caught.
January 13, 2016
Studies Full of Jargon Flag Scientists as Liars
Even the best poker players have “tells” that give away when they’re bluffing. Scientists who commit fraud have ...
November 20, 2015
National Novel Writing Month Inspires Authors
Legions of would-be novelists are finding the month of November, unofficially proclaimed National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), to ...
November 14, 2015
8 Easy Ways to Teach Your Children to Write
Writing is a skill that will continue to be in great demand in the future. Teaching your kids ...
October 28, 2015
13 Ways to Write a Call-to-Action
The call to action (CTA) is a standard marketing tool. It's been used consistently and successfully ever since ...
March 19, 2015
Today Is National Grammar Day: How Is Your Grammar?
Today, March 4 (“March Forth”) is National Grammar Day
March 4, 2015
Teaching Creativity: Born That Way or Waiting for the Muse?
Recently one of my masters students, a filmmaker from the Czech Republic, told me his friends back at ...
February 26, 2015
Absorbed in Translation: The Art – and Fun – of Literary Translation
I recently stumbled upon a post that describes the process of literary translation as "soul-crushing." That's news to ...
February 7, 2015
Juliet Winters Carpenter
Penmanship … Blot, Blot, Blot
When I went to French school ink wells were built into the right corner of student desks. We ...
January 5, 2015
John Christopher Fine
Why Do We Find It so Hard to Write About Ourselves?
If you've ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover ...
October 22, 2014
Jordan Gaines Lewis
Prehistoric Bookkeeping Continued Long After Invention of Writing
An ancient token-based recording system from before the dawn of history was rendered obsolete by the birth of ...
August 11, 2014
Woman Writes With Hands and Feet Simultaneously (Video)
Not long ago Chen Siyuan made headlines for her ability to write with both hands at the same ...
August 2, 2014
Cursive Writing: Archaic or Relevant for Children?
The flashing red lights from Daniel Shi’s light-up sneakers faded as he sat down to write. His pen ...
June 7, 2014
Improving Kids’ Literacy — A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way
There are a few key pieces of grammatical knowledge that can make an immediate difference to the quality ...
May 31, 2014
Dear Kathy, My daughter is a senior in high school and she's a good student (A's and ...
January 3, 2014
Author Gives His Writing Formula to Teens
Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers knows how to tell a story.
July 15, 2012
‘The Written World’ Turns Gaming Into Novel Writing
Game developer Simon Fox wants players to turn tales and stories into books, through the collective story telling ...
January 12, 2012
Dusting Off the Hidden World of Typewriters
Ernest Hemingway’s typewriter reeked of brandy and cigarettes. The top cover was missing. Family members told the collector ...
November 8, 2011
Google Doubles Down on Deceiving Customers About Its Political Manipulation
At Busy Southern Mexico Border, No Troops to Be Found
Senate Passes Bipartisan Border Funding Bill
Democrat-Led House Panel Votes to Subpoena Trump Adviser Conway
Supreme Court Leaves Underpinning of Administrative State in Place
President Trump: Mueller Testimony Is a ‘Diversion’ From ‘Tremendous Criminal Activity’ on Other Side
Republicans to Question Mueller About ‘Corrupt Cabal’ That Started Russia Probe
This Officer Is Too Scared to Pick Up This Snapping Turtle
Family Surprises Active Duty Military Dad For His Birthday
Dad Gets a Corvette He Always Wanted, His Reaction Is Priceless