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7 Creative Writing Classes That Will Mold You Into The Next Shirley Jackson

The aspiring horror scribes of the world may think they need to enroll in some fancy school to benefit from creative writing classes. If you’re one of those people, I’m here to tell you that you’ve never been more wrong. Enter Skillshare, one of the leading sources for online writing courses. Unlike many other online education centers, Skillshare instructors focus […]

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Improve Your Writing By Studying Critical Thinking

In the Education Tips series, education experts offer suggestions about how you can improve your English skills. This week, Babi Kruchin, a lecturer at the American Language Program at Columbia University in New York City, talks about writing and critical thinking. For VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report. Developing ideas in writing is the greatest problem that students […]

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Improve Your Writing Skills With These Simple Tips

Are you struggling with your academic assignments? If so, then you are in the right place. One of the most important skills tested by instructors is effective writing. In other words, your ability to produce interesting, accurate and clear text is critical for your overall academic performance. If you feel less confident of your skills, do not despair. Effective writing […]

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8 Careers For Creative People

Tap Into Your Artistic Side People with artistic aspirations, whether literary, musical or visual, often hope to apply their talents in their professional endeavors. Although it’s difficult to find secure employment writing novels, performing or painting, there are many solid jobs that require creative thinking. The following careers for creative people are drawn from the U.S. News & World Report […]

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Is freelancing the future of employment?

Is freelancing the future of employment? Is freelancing the future of employment? Pixabay, CC BY-SA Anthony Hussenot, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide. […]

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We, robot: the computer co-authoring a story with a human writer

We, robot: the computer co-authoring a story with a human writer shutterstock. Shutterstock Leah Henrickson, Loughborough University In Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, a collection of nine short stories about robotics, Asimov explores the possibilities of human-computer interaction. How can humans and computers co-exist? How can they work together to make a better world? A research group from the Meertens Instituut […]

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Why the teaching of creative writing matters

Why the teaching of creative writing matters Pexels Simon Holloway, University of Bolton For the last 30 years or so the rise of creative writing programmes in universities has been met with seemingly unending howls of derision from all quarters. Hanif Kureishi, novelist, screenwriter – and professor of creative writing at Kingston University – described them as a “waste of […]

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Will AI start to take over writing — and how will we manage it?

Could robots be taking over writing? Photo taken in the ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany. As artificial intelligence (AI) spreads its wings more and more, it also threatening more and more jobs. In an economic report issued to the White House in 2016, researchers concluded that there’s an 83% chance automation will replace workers who earn 20$/hour…

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New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

By Roger Beaty, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard University. The question has long eluded researchers. agsandrew/Shutterstock.com Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some…

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