What's Up With "Too" and Commas?
In the 1950s, the researchers William Dement and Nathaniel Kleitman discovered...– The counterintuitive psychology of productivity. Pair with the science of productivity, animated. (via explore-blog) As you gear up for finals, a little planning advice for your study sessions. (via elsi)
Our creativity comes from without, not from within. We are not self-made. We are...– Kirby Ferguson at TED (↬ swissmiss)
Advice for Writing →
Awesome “rules” for writers from authors!
The Studio Celebrates World Book Night!...
Yesterday, April 23rd was World Book Night. World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. This year was the first year World Book Night took place in America (previously in 2011 it was held in the UK and Ireland). This World Book Night saw tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free...
How to Give Away 500,000 Books →
The Studio is looking forward to World Book Night on Monday, April 23rd!
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are...– Gary Provost (via qmsd)
Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany →
wrestlethethistles: A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of...
We heart poetry
And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. And death...
One Art by Elizabeth Bishop →
petrifiedcats: The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these will bring...
Overheard in the Studio, Part 2
“I need to know how to write a sonnet- you know that whole iambic pentameter, A, B, A, B, thing?” How do we love sonnets? Let us count the ways…
libraryland: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant – Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind - — Emily Dickinson
What are Studio student consultants up to this... →
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain...– Maya Angelou (via libraryland)