If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]
Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them:
This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]
New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options.
First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]
“Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix” is an essay written by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stephen D. Dreyfus, included in Phin Upham’s book Space of Love and Garbage. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy,... [Read more]
By Phin Upham
It’s a sociological truth that language evolves over time, with societies having their own interpretation on the meaning of a word. In some cases, this can mean that its meaning is subverted entirely. But according to Martha Gill in The Guardian, this isn’t always a good thing. Her example: the current dual usage of the word “literally.”
The original definition of “literally”... [Read more]
Almost everyone goes through a phase in their lives when they feel troubled and perhaps cause trouble for their loved ones, especially their parents. And while parents need to do a balancing act between their work, children, and friends, dealing with children who are troubled can be a big cause for concern.
One solution that has worked for some children has come in the form of teen rehab centers which... [Read more]
The recent recession and economic meltdown had numerous far reaching consequences. In addition to thousands of people losing their homes, jobs and their paychecks, there were many suicides, bankruptcies and emotional break downs too. In addition to all these consequences, recession also propelled going back to school at 40. The Recession brought with it, the realization that people were not skilled... [Read more]
By Simon Falush LONDON (Reuters) – The fictional diary of Barry Loser, an unfortunately named schoolboy, and a second book about two creatures tussling over a peanut in a shell won this year’s Roald Dahl Funny Prize on Tuesday. The prize, now in its sixth year, was inspired by Dahl, who wrote much-loved children’s classics including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”... [Read more]
The Folio Prize is looking to further shake up the world of book awards with a special Folio Prize Fiction Festival in March 2014. A S Byatt, Sebastian Faulks, and Ali Smith have been confirmed for participation, alongside a number of the prize's shortlisted authors as well as Michael Chabon, Lavinia Greenlaw, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, and Nam Le of the judges' panel.
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Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, created a rich legacy of written work, much of it biographical in nature, some leaning toward photographic record or even fictional anthology; all, of course, inspirational.
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Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature
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By Ezra Fieser SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz said a letter from Dominican authors and intellectuals questioning his loyalty to his country of birth was “a ham-fisted attempt to silence” his criticism of a controversial court ruling on birthright citizenship. Diaz and three other authors have come under attack in the Dominican Republic after they... [Read more]
Manil Suri has won the annual Bad Sex in Fiction award for a scene in his novel “The City of Devi” describing a sexual encounter in terms of exploding supernovas and streaking superheroes, Britain’s Literary Review said on Tuesday. Suri, a dual American and Indian citizen, joins an illustrious list of past winners including John Updike, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe and Sebastian Faulks.... [Read more]