There are times it can be difficult to sharpen skills as a writer when there are no classes or workshops readily available. It’s important to always keep writing, but finding inspiration or passion can be a roadblock for some. However, there are many great resources out there for writers to look into. One of them being podcasts. Not many know that listening to podcasts can be very helpful to both professional and aspiring writers:
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Although storytelling and creation can come from a spark of creativity, mastering the English language can be difficult. It’s always important to sharpen your English skills as a writer, which is why Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing is a great podcast to listen to. Hosted by Mignon Fogarty, each episode offers grammar tips, tricks, and lessons for improving your language skills for your writing. …
It’s always important to keep the creative juices following with every writing class. In order to spark a new story or inspiration for your writers, try out these helpful writing prompts and exercises:
The Dialogue Challenge
This writing prompt is a great way to challenge your writer’s creativeness and teach them to write better dialogue. With this exercise, they must write a story or scene only using dialogue. One side of the conversation should be unspoken or redacted so the reader can guess at what the redacted parts are by what the other character is saying in the story.
Over the past few years, podcasts have become a new way to hear about your favorite passions and niches. With so many podcasts coming up for listeners, there are a number of them aimed at tech enthusiasts. Here are the best tech podcasts you should start listening to:
The Mission Daily
Technology can be used to improve our lives on a day to day basis. The Mission Daily podcast aims to help you use innovative tech to make you become healthier, wealthier, and wiser. …
William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian author who most known for his work withing the cyberpunk genre. Gibson is actually credited to be one of the first pioneers of the genre and is a contributing author to this day. Gibson first began his career in the 1970s and wrote stories that examined the effects of technology, cybernetics, and computer networks on humans. One of Gibson’s most recognizable accomplishments is defining the term “cyberspace”. He first mentioned the word in his short story “Burning Chrome”, but the term was further developed and popularized in his novel Neuromancer. Thanks to these two works, Gibson completely renovated and transformed fiction literature in the 1980s.
Vicious, the latest science-fiction series by V.E. Schwab is a tale of ambition, superpowers, and the consequences of both. After near-death experiences, college roommates, Victor and Eli, discover the chance to develop unique and extraordinary abilities. When their thesis moves from research to the experimental stage, dire events occur. Former friends turn against each other and both depart on separate missions with the intent to destroy the other. Will it work? This page-turner will hook you the second you open the cover until the very last sentence. V.E. Schwab is a true wordsmith who knows the true power of a literary adventure. Enjoy sinking your teeth into this one.
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Until recently, gamers with disabilities had little to know options when it came to controllers. Xbox and Playstation controllers were a one shape and design fits all type of deal. In recent years, these companies released several versions of their controllers in an attempt to become more inclusive for gamers with disabilities, after all, why shouldn’t they be able to play games just like everyone else? The cost of these controllers were much more expensive than the original controllers, making it difficult for families and individuals to afford.
Logitech recently came up with a much more affordable and inclusive option. The new Adaptive Gaming Kit comes with a collection of 12 buttons and triggers than can be used in a variety of positions, so layout can be customized based on personal preference. Buttons previously cost $50 a piece. Thanks to Logitech, the $99 kit comes with 3 small buttons, 3 large buttons, 4 light touch buttons, 2 variable trigger controls and two game mats(one rigid and one foldable). …
The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan will ignite your imagination with his unique genre-melding series. Magic meets history, fantasy, and science-fiction in this one of a kind series. Follow the story of a coup against the king, mages who can manipulate gunpowder and the trajectory of bullets, and gods that were thought to be only myth now walk the earth. All fight for power and survival, but who will win? These books will become glued to your hands until the very last page. Exercise your imagination and let it run wild for an action-packed, exquisitely-written series that will make you want to read them again and again.
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Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. He moved to New York with his family when he was very young. He graduated high school at age 15 and then earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Isaac then went on to become a professor of biochemistry. At the same time, he was pursuing writing.
Isaac Asimov is well-known for his books I, Robot and the Foundation trilogy. Although he is best known for his works in science fiction, he wrote nearly 500 books of various subjects including religion, math, biology, and astronomy. His works have been honored with countless awards, including Nebula and Hugo awards for “best novel,” “best novelette,” and “best all-time series.”
When educators were surveyed about the most pressing challenges to the sector, they replied that surprisingly little has changed. They did, however, mention that what they saw change were the ways in which they saw the global community responded in solving said problems. Three of these innovative trends are detailed below. These trends change the way we look at education, and it’s time for stakeholders to take note of them.
Neuroscience has the potential to shape education reform by setting a baseline based on how the brain processes information. In doing so, the resulting curricula can boost literacy and cognitive development. For example, reading is based on visually recognizing small objects (in this case, letters) as patterns. Neuroscience has shown that people learn in small increments and then connect the elements together, like letters into words, and the brain interprets this similarly to facial recognition. …
Orson Scott Card is an American novelist. He is most known for his 1985 science fiction novel, Ender’s Game. He was born in Richland, Washington in 1951. After moving a few times, his family settled in Santa Clara, California. Orson loved books from childhood, but he grew to especially love the science fiction genre. As a high schooler, he loved studying philosophy, which deeply impacted his future work.
Orson attended Brigham Young University. During his studies, he served as a missionary in Brazil. He fell in love with Brazil’s culture and used the country for the setting of several of his future stories. He wrote the first short story version of “Ender’s Game” while he worked at BYU press. …