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6 great creative writing prompts to get you writing again

Creative writing is fun! And those who are creative writers know it. But sometimes it can be hard, especially when you’re writing something long, something innovative or something super tricky. Creating, especially creating with words, takes serious thought energy, time and usually some amount of writerly skill. Oh yeah, and sometimes some solid writing prompts to get you started. 

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#writing2016: Just do.

[aesop_quote type=”block” background=”#ffffff” text=”#000000″ width=”content” align=”center” size=”2″ quote=”Above all, write to preserve the scrap of an age, a voice; write so you won’t forget.” cite=”Julie Zhou” parallax=”off” direction=”left”]

 

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Does Female-centric Literature Necessitate Romance?

Outside of my experience as a student at Wellesley College, where we loved discussing gender issues, I’ve found that talking about gender is hard. And discussing gender in literature is definitely not wildly popular. No one wants to call out T.S. Eliot for being sexist (even though he kind of was) or reprimand a bunch of dead old white men who contributed to the vast majority of our Western literary upbringing. But I think it’s important to talk about these issues. That’s how we help society move toward a future where it won’t be as hard–because we’ll have forced solutions as a result of discourse.

So today’s topic? The distinct imbalance between male and female protagonists in literature: specifically, the stark inequality when you take literature where the protagonist is involved in romantic or sexual plotlines out of the equation.

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8 Thoughtful Gifts for Writers

Treat yourself or =friends around you to some of these helpful and fun gifts for writers! The holiday season may be over, but whether it’s bar mitzvahs, birthdays, half-birthdays or because it’s leap year, there are probably many gift giving opportunities approaching. I hope this list* provides some helpful ideas for you when gifting to the writers in your life.

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Books: The Power of Habit

TheRightTeam Book Recommendation from UX Designer, Christine Lee:

I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
– from Hotline Bling by Drake, potentially referring to the power of a cue that triggers a response, leads to a reward and starts to become… a habit.

Let’s talk about habits, and writing.

I recently finished reading “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, and of course I started wondering about how I can use my newfound knowledge to start building new habits into my day, such as writing every day before bed, or running in the morning 4x a week. While I didn’t finish the book feeling like I knew exactly how to revamp my personal habits, I thought I’d share the highlights of what I learned.

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