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Scrawl Radio, 7/29 July 29, 2011

Do you like listening to Scrawl? Check out the latest episode here!

This week’s episode featured readings by Flask Fiction winners Stella Martin and SCRAWL’s own Devin Leigh, an introduction to our newest segment, and more Ace of Base (because really, we can never get enough of those Swedish songbirds). (more…)

 

This Is Your Brain Online July 27, 2011

Filed under: new media for communication,what do you think? — Mark Jacobs @ 13:51 pm

“When people expect to have future access to information, they have lower rates of recall of the information itself and enhanced recall instead for where to access it.”  So says a panel of psychologists headed by Dr. Betsy Sparrow in a paper published in Science a little over a week ago.  Opinion-makers have long speculated over how the internet has altered the way our minds interact with information, especially as popular reference sites like Wikipedia, as well as the mobile technology by which we access them, have become fixtures in every-day life.  As it turns out, there is evidence that we are less likely to remember something if we’re confident we can simply Google it later. (more…)

 

SCRAWL Radio, 7/22 July 22, 2011

Here for your listening enjoyment is the most recent episode of SCRAWL, the UCWbL’s weekly radio show!

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SCRAWL Radio, 7/15 July 20, 2011

Beat the heat with an extra-special and extra-long helping of SCRAWL!  Give it a listen below.  Just hit “play.”

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Flask Fiction: Round 2! July 16, 2011

Filed under: cool & interesting events — natdesjardins @ 12:15 pm
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Are you a writer?

Are you twenty-one or older?

Do you like to drink?

Got some free time between 5 and 7 pm tonight?

(Come on, it’s Thursday. You know you do).

Come to Round 2 of Flask Fiction at Lincoln Hall! (more…)

 

Creative Prompts for Writing July 13, 2011

When you’re running short of ideas for your writing, there are a few methods via which you can try to get over the proverbial block that sits between you and your goal of writing. You can ask your friends, you can draw from something you’re already reading, you can sit outside and wait until you eavesdrop on an interesting conversation, so on and so forth. But one of the time-tested and age-old methods is, of course, to seek inspiration from a writing prompt.

I had every intention of writing a blogpost with a list of good resources for writing prompts online. I wanted to say “if you’re running dry of ideas, go here or here or here and here, and they should give you ample fuel for your writing drive.”

And this search was spurned by need. As some of you may know, I intend to participate in Camp NanoWriMo this summer, but I have not yet been able to start. Why? Lack of inspiration. So what better a topic for a blogpost than offering sources that I myself am in desperate need of. Right? Right? Ehhh.

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Writing.com

I know I frequently offer websites to you all that I think will be useful to writers. But today I found one that I myself am going to use, because it does something for the serious writer that I used to get from fanfiction.net when I was in middle school–it allows you to post your work, and receive feedback from peers.

Writing.com

 

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