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Sci-fi Writer ANDY WEIR shares Research Tips

Andy Weir's science fiction thriller, The Martian, tells a pulse-pounding, page-turning story, grounded in scientific research and smart information seamlessly woven into an entertaining tale. Weir tells how he did it and offers some advice. Andy Weir:  "Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject… Continue reading Sci-fi Writer ANDY WEIR shares Research Tips

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Writing Center: Online Workshop – Aug 28

Writing Center Workshop:  APA Style Friday, August 28 - 2pm Eastern What is on your resume? Is APA style listed in your writing skills? The Writing Center will host an APA style workshop on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  This online training will introduce students to the basics of citing sources in APA… Continue reading Writing Center: Online Workshop – Aug 28

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Vacation ’58: The story that spawned a franchise (Vacation) and the voice of a generation (John Hughes)

For many from my generation, John Hughes was THE MAN. His films were so honest and true, even when seemingly preposterous, that we related to them. To this day, my father claims that the reason I sent myself to boarding school in Chicago was due to Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Not true.  It was the… Continue reading Vacation ’58: The story that spawned a franchise (Vacation) and the voice of a generation (John Hughes)

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Cinephilia & Beyond offers lessons in writing for the Adult & Kid in all of us

Recently, I cited a famous David Mamet work that is integral to the American masterworks of the 20th century: Glengarry Glen Ross. But I couldn't just cite it because it lingered with me.  Then I came across the title of Cinephelia & Beyond's article on it and it screamed to be shared:  "David Mamet’s screenplay… Continue reading Cinephilia & Beyond offers lessons in writing for the Adult & Kid in all of us