Thursday, January 22, 2015

Writing Your Way to Happiness

From The New York Times: Writing Your Way to Happiness

Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/writing-your-way-to-happiness/?mwrsm=Email

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Writing Events in Chicago!

We write to be fully alive. Writing draws us into the moment. We see the blades of grass, hear the minuscule chirp of the morning cricket, watch the shade travel from one edge of the yard to the other, seemingly for the first time. Writing helps us make art out of everyday, ordinary moments.
If you want to become a better writer, it is best to become more involved in the craft of writing and to spend time with others who share your obsession.   Below are some writing events taking place in Chicago.  Check them out!
Here are a few writing events that Story Studio of Chicago offers


Click   Story Studio Chicago for more events and classes.

In addition, Chicago Reader promotes a great list of literary events happening today, tomorrow and many weeks to come. If you are interested click  Chicago Reader

 Finally, check out the Writers Conference upcoming events by clicking Chicago Writers Conference
Some upcoming events:

Demystifying YA: Take Your Young Adult Novel from Process to Publication (Feb. 5th)

Interactive Workshop: The Art of Revision – The End is Just The Beginning (Feb. 11th)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MOOCs for Writing and English

Writing is not only an important academic skill, but also an important skill that translates to any career or field. Want to strengthen your writing skills? Check out these free online MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).





For more info, click on the links below: