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Worthy Music for Writers

Worthy Music for Writers

Snoink: No, you can't listen to the full song without paying the price. But the glorious lyrics are available for looking and they're quite inspiring...

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Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

Snoink: Yeah, the rule of KISS applies to writing, but sometimes it can be fun to get complicated. This engineer-turned-artist thought the same thing! Check out the many inventions of Rube Goldberg.

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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Snoink: By far one of my favorite books, of all time, this book by William Strunk is considered one of the best grammar books of all time. Written in 1918, it still stands the test of time.

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Snoink: So, there's been a lot a talk about how much more awesome Mr. Darcy is compared to Edward Cullen. But who is Mr. Darcy? Read this book and find out!

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Verbivores, Unite!

Verbivores, Unite!

Snoink: This is Richard Lederer's website... just don't go to it if you're around people who are studying. You'll definitely laugh with the insanity of our English language.

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Symbolism in Literature

Symbolism in Literature

Snoink: Gene Doty from the University of Michigan Science & Technology introduces the concept of symbolism and what it means, exactly.

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Philosophy of Composition

Philosophy of Composition

Snoink: Poe writes about successful narratives and uses his poem, "The Raven," to illustrate, step-by-step, a successful work of art.

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Suggested Reads

Suggested Reads

Rydia: A very moving story of life on the streets and how Stuart ended up where he did.

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Economics of Evil

Economics of Evil

Snoink: Ah, we love plot holes and character gaps in successful story franchises! Here, someone uses game theory to analyze Batman's villains' failed teamwork. Character development much?

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10 Query Letter No-Nos

10 Query Letter No-Nos

Juniper: Writers Digest list of 10 things Agents do not like to see.

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Psychological Experiments

Psychological Experiments

Snoink: A must for writers seeking to create psychological drama, these are 10 social experiments done to show why people do what they do, despite what logic dictates--and the scary consequences that follow.

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One Sentence Stories

One Sentence Stories

Jennafina: This website is devoted to the little known art of telling an entire story in one sentence.

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Physics for Entertainment

Physics for Entertainment

Snoink: Brain teasers and logic puzzles, this book, available free online, is sure to be awesome!

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Suggested Reads

Suggested Reads

Rydia: Rossetti's Goblin Market is a beautiful poem about desire, temptation and sisterhood. I hope you enjoy it as much as I.

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Falconry

Falconry

Snoink: What can I say? I adore falconry. I wish more people would use it in their stories. It's just too cool!

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