• 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Maya Angelou

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Maya Angelou0

    Maya Angelou, the author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was not only an incredible poet, writer, and civil rights activist; she led an extraordinary life. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Maya Angelou. 1. Starting at almost eight years old, she didn’t speak for five years. via GIPHY She became

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  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen0

    Considered one of the greatest British novelists of all time, Jane Austen wrote six major novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Jane Austen. 1. She paid to have her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, published when she was thirty-five years old. via GIPHY Thomas Egerton

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  • How Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies Got Their Names

    How Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies Got Their Names0

    April 23, 1564, English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was born, forever changing the way in which we interpret the English language. In honor of the legendary writer’s birthday, we’re taking a look at some of his most strong-willed female heroines, and diving into how he landed upon each character’s memorable name. Invaluable created this

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  • 25 Reactions To NaNoWriMo

    25 Reactions To NaNoWriMo0

    These 25 reactions to NaNoWriMo sum up the mayhem of National Novel Writing Month, which encourages people to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days during the month of November. Will you be participating in NaNoWriMo 2017? If yes, then tell us how it’s going in the comments section below. 1. Getting ready for

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  • 8 Useful Creative Free Web Apps For Writers

    8 Useful Creative Free Web Apps For Writers0

    Share with your writer friends this helpful list of some of the most useful creative free web apps for writers. 1. OneLook This is a beautiful, multi-functional thesaurus, and reverse dictionary. Look up the description of that word you can’t think of, and the site makes at least 100 suggestions. You can also look up

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  • How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

    How To Find Your Voice As A Writer0

    Author Diana Tarant Schmidt gave a list of tips and answered questions about how to find your voice as a writer recently at the Skokie Public Library Author Showcase. Diana Tarant Schmidt’s novel, Remember for Me, is available from Amazon and Open Books Direct.

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