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Scripts vs Plays vs Teleplays vs Novels: What Kind of a Writer Are You?

Are you a writer, author, novelist, screenwriter, scriptwriter, poet or lyricist? What exactly is the difference? Sometimes the technical jargon of writing can be a bit confusing, so we have defined some terms to help you get more acquainted with the world of writing.

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11 of the Most Influential Writers of All Time

Writers have the ability to exert a global impact—words are permanent, and as such, very quickly become sources of education, inspiration, and contemplation.

Here’s a list of 11 writers who have ascertained a place in history as impactful on the field of American literature in both the past and the present as well as every period in between. Let’s get to it!

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5 Poetry & Short Story Writing Contests with Cash Prizes

Are you a talented writer with a great poetry book or short story to share? Check out these cool writing contests we have found which give out cash prizes.

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The Life and Works of W.E.B. DuBois

William Edward Burghardt “W.E.B.” DuBois once said, “A classic is a book that doesn’t have to be written again”. Although he may not be the first figure that comes to mind as a classic author who has contributed to the American literary canon, DuBois was not only a renowned scholar who generated waves in the movement for racial equality—he was also a prolific writer. Read More

7 Unique Bookstores to Explore in NYC

Have some time to explore NYC but don't know what to do? Go find these 7 bookstores that we think are definitely worth the visit!

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14 Must-See Libraries From Around the World

Calling all bibliophiles: looking for some home-library inspiration? We have found 14 of the most beautiful libraries from around the world! Scroll below to see what we have found, but a quick warning: this post will give you serious travel fever...

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The Life of a Literacy Specialist – Teaching Underprivileged Children How to Read

Literacy is the foundation of understanding anything in life. Being able to decode letters and their sounds is essential to success in life. Many children, especially those who come from economically disadvantaged situations, do not receive adequate instruction in this area. The lack of proper training in the basic fundamentals of reading creates a literacy gap between children of color and their white counterparts, leaving poor children behind as their peers, who have access to an abundance of resources, excel.

The goal of The Literacy Lab, an AmeriCorps program, is to close the literacy gap that affects students in low-income areas.

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