This is an amazing PDF of all 650 prompts from this NYTimes article! Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times. Now, seven years later, and in honor of the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing, we’ve collected 650 of them that invite narrative…… Continue reading 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing
If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know? LET me hazard a guess that you think a real person has written what you’re reading. Maybe you’re right. Maybe not. Perhaps you should ask me to confirm it the way your computer does when it demands that you type those letters and numbers crammed…… Continue reading Did a Human or a Computer Write This?
Daniel Floyd’s ten minute YouTube video, “Video Games and Storytelling,” is a video lecture you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of “RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us,” about Dan Pink’s book “Drive,” this video by Daniel Floyd is the most intense, “rapid-fire” visual presentation of related images I’ve seen in a video lecture…… Continue reading Video Games and Storytelling
I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. by Kyle Wiens If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into…… Continue reading Why Use Good Grammar? To Get Hired!