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Getting your message out is all well and good. But what happens when social networkers can't seem to tell the difference between spamming and networking?
http://mitziszereto.com/blog/social-networkers-need-table-manners/Getting your message out is all well and good. But what happens when social networkers... more
Many highly effective writers have seized upon this universal phenomenon in order to craft some of the literary scene’s most evocative, memorable narratives. Here are the top 11 Excellent Novels that Take Place All in One Day.
LINK : http://www.onlinedegreeprograms.com/blog/2011/11-excellent-novels-that-take-place-all-in-one-day/Many highly effective writers have seized upon this universal phenomenon in order to... more
Television soaps sometimes try to mix real life tragedy with scripted drama and for Eastenders the latest storyline has had 3,400 people complain.
The BBC news site reports the complaints state the storyline where "Ronnie Branning, played by Samantha Womack, swapped her dead baby for the baby of Jessie Wallace's character, Kat Moon." as being 'insensitive, irresponsible and desperate. According to the site the storyline was released in November and there were complaints, however majority appeared when the show aired.
The show does include a helpline and it is stated Foundation for Sudden Infant Deaths (FSID) advised them on the issue of cot death (which saw script changes) but not on the 'drama line'Television soaps sometimes try to mix real life tragedy with scripted drama and for... more
NYFA Alumni Park Kyung-lim has written a comedic response to learning English; Park originates from South Korea, and found her transition to an English-first society to have challenges. When Park returned to South Korea she found work on television and emceeing different shows. She married, has had a child, and during her time on maternity leave and enjoying motherhood- she decided to write down her thoughts on being an American student- in her native tongue Korean- to alleviate the stigma of being an outsider within the USA, and to showcase the beauties of being able to learn and grow in both the English and Korean speaking worlds. NYFA encourages all of our future and past Korean speaking students to read “English Success Story by Park Kyung-lim” available at Kyobo Bookstore.
http://blog.nyfa.edu/post/2582292797/english-success-story-by-park-kyung-limNYFA Alumni Park Kyung-lim has written a comedic response to learning English; Park... more
I will be posting the next installment of The Final Resistance tomorrow instead of Friday for those of you who will be busy on New Year's Eve. Be sure to stop by http://c2kfantasy.yolasite.com to catch up on your favorite fantasy heroine.I will be posting the next installment of The Final Resistance tomorrow instead of... more
The LA Times has recently compiled a list of, what they curiously deem, "29 literary films to fill your holidays"... but is, in this humble-currenters option, much more aptly identified by the title so given to this post.
The brilliancy of this list is that, not only does it include adaptations from novels, short stories, a comic series, biopics, and a documentary, some of the most lasting movies are actually based on fictional renderings of the writers and the writing life, instead of specific works themselves.
Only one film per year is highlighted, which allows the scope of the list to reveal itself, without becoming self conscious of any extra fat when looking in the mirror. Another good reason to list only a yearly winner? "When we got started, it turned out there were just too many," the compilers write "so we imposed rules: no mini-series or film trilogies... so no "Lord of the Rings" (sorry)."
The list begins in 2010 with the adaptation of Daniel Woodrell, "Winter's Bone" and travels all the way back to 1982, with what may be the one exception to the near-obscenity titled rule: Blade Runner. Which, as the compilers admit, is "Quite possibly the best movie ever made that was so utterly unfaithful to the source material." Figures.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/12/29-literary-films-for-the-holidays.htmlThe LA Times has recently compiled a list of, what they curiously deem, "29... more
The year's biggest literary controversy was set off by two women who write "women's fiction:" Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner.
The two complained on Twitter and in a joint interview on the Huffington Post about a culture of "white male literary darlings" who mesmerize influential critics at publications such as The New York Times Book Review and leave female authors--particularly commercial ones-- out in the cold.
It started in August, when glowing reviews for Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" in the Times daily paper and the Times book review (and on the cover of Time magazine) led Picoult to sound off on Twitter.
Weiner joined in. Under the hashtag-turned subject heading "Franzenfreude" (a hybrid of Franzen's name and the German word for taking pleasure in the misfortune of others) they began calling on readers to tout other authors on the social networking site.
A number of media outlets took interest. Editors at Slate's Double X, a blog focusing on women, crunched the numbers at the Times Book Review and determined that yes, literature by women does fetch far fewer reviews. Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review, branded (without naming them) Weiner and Picoult as "faux populists." Meghan O'Rourke of Slate wrote about unconscious gender bias that leads women to be unintentionally overlooked. Ruth Franklin of the New Republic called the Times' treatment of female writers shameful.
Read the full story: http://www.womensenews.org/story/books/101222/year-female-writers-kicked-literary-dustThe year's biggest literary controversy was set off by two women who write... more
By writing letters, we do not have to deal with language barriers that we run into on the phone. It stands to reason there is a department of any manufacturing or service company that handles complaints.
Link : http://www.internetproviders.net/blog/2010/10-tips-for-writing-customer-service-complaint-letters/By writing letters, we do not have to deal with language barriers that we run into on... more
These 25 blogs are by no means the end-all and be-all of hip-hop writing — if anything, they're just scratching the surface.
Link : http://www.collegecrunch.org/entertainment/25-best-blogs-for-hip-hop-lovers/These 25 blogs are by no means the end-all and be-all of hip-hop writing — if... more
What is more dangerous? Sugar or sugar substitutes? Health Tips, Weight Loss & Diet Tips - Awake and LivingThis sugar substitute is more deadly to dogs than chocolate! Find out what it is here and what products you use that contain it!This sugar substitute is more deadly to dogs than chocolate! Find out what it is here... more
What the Bleep is Gluta-what!?
Readers from all backgrounds hoping to diversify their intake of novels, poetry, essays and speeches would do well to start here when looking for African-American perspectives.
Link: http://www.mastersdegree.net/blog/2010/20-essential-african-american-writers/Readers from all backgrounds hoping to diversify their intake of novels, poetry,... more
If you're arrested and found guilty of a crime, you might think that a prison sentence is the end of your life, or at least your goals of succeeding in society.If you're arrested and found guilty of a crime, you might think that a prison... more
From the article:
"One of the greatest things about Gamercamp is the number of different perspectives you get that revolve around games. The topics and speakers are relevant and interesting. Most of the time they’re even entertaining. At this year’s festival, Mathew Kumar, founder of exp. magazine, perhaps gave the most entertaining talk of all. He wrapped the problem with current videogame journalism in some funny stories and pointed examples."
http://gamenorth.ca/2010/11/16/gamercamp-lv2-mathew-kumar-on-gaming-journalism/From the article: "One of the greatest things about Gamercamp is the number of... more
One simple means of gaining insight involves simply picking up a book, and those by or about professionals in a desired field makes for a valuable start.
http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/11/10-brilliant-biographies-that-every-writer-must-read/One simple means of gaining insight involves simply picking up a book, and those by or... more
Instead of cursing the writing gods or pressing the delete button, take a deep breath and consider trying one of these 20 creative ways to overcome writer’s block.
Link : http://www.webdesignschoolsguide.com/library/20-creative-ways-to-overcome-writers-block.htmlInstead of cursing the writing gods or pressing the delete button, take a deep breath... more
You can listen again to my interview on Newstalk Radio Ireland (with presenter Sean Moncrieff), where I chat about erotic literature, publishing, pornography, Philip Roth, and vampires.
Originally broadcast on 26 October 2010.
http://mitziszereto.com/blog/interview-with-mitzi-szereto-on-newstalk-radio-ireland/You can listen again to my interview on Newstalk Radio Ireland (with presenter Sean... more
The Historians have managed to dredge up some absolutely fascinating minutiae that do not often crop up outside of literature and drama classes.
LINK : http://www.bestuniversities.com/blog/2010/15-forgotten-facts-about-william-shakespeare/The Historians have managed to dredge up some absolutely fascinating minutiae that do... more