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Learning how to program computers isn’t easy. For some, it comes somewhat naturally. However, those that make it look easy likely had someone motivating and fostering their education. Too often this is a career path only chosen by men. So why don’t more women pursue a career in programming?
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Best Writing Advice Ever Given to Me
1. Write as if your reader is smarter than you. Writers must trust the reader’s ability to read between the lines. I really can’t stand it when I read a piece that seems like I’m being forcefully spoonfed. 2.It lies in the execution and not the idea. You have this brilliant idea, but what’s the point if you don’t know how to effectively communicate this to your...
The Age of Stupidity?
For some reason in my daily musings, this question has always rolled around in my head as I watch people do things that doesn’t make any sense.I had this discussion with a friend a few weeks ago in which he stated that “Being smart in today’s society is irrelevant.” When one looks at the t.v. shows and hears what comes out of the mouths of some of our elected officials,...
kurtielizabeth: you know what sucks about being a writer? having so many fucking ideas but not enough time to write it or not having enough motivation to write it or feeling like your writing isn’t good enough to write it
5 Tips to Keep You Being a Starving and Mediocre...
How many times have you heard the played out starving artist bit? Sadly, there are some individuals that believe that one must be a “starving artist” to create a masterpiece. And to these people who think this, you’ll stay starving. In my experience, I’ve had some misguided individuals tell me that I’m selling out for using my skills to make a living (copy editing,...
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I find this to be so true! If you’re sitting around waiting for “inspiration” to come or the perfect writing mood, it won’t get done.
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just-call-me-vendetta: 102 Resources for Fiction Writers amazinglyartisticadvice: abbigspooky: crimsong19: yourgoodfriendraichel: moriette: goddessofcheese: vulpesinculta: Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are…
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…Interesting perspective on the future of corporate publishing. I’m starting to wonder if things are starting to go the way of Hollywood…
Receptionist: Don't you feel like your generation is just lazy?
Me: Lazy? I'd say apathetic.
Receptionist: Isn't it the same?
Me: No. My generation is criticized and toiled with, and I don't see why not - just turn on the TV and watch what they're feeding us. But my generation is not lazy. My generation fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. My generation fought for womens rights in a fury that hadn't been seen since the 19th Amendment. My generation got our first black President elected. My generation fought for Gay rights for the first time in American history. And with all that, we are apathetic, and that's because things aren't going to be better for us down the road. We are the first generation expected to make less than our parents. We are the first generation to see America lose its status as a super power. We've lived through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and are forced to take out thousands of dollars in student loans at the same time, all while our college degrees slowly turn into a highschool diploma. We've done plenty, and expect nothing. So no, I wouldn't say we're lazy, just apathetic.
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Nine days left to reclaim Pe'Sla, the heart of... →
stfuconservatives: apihtawikosisan: The heart of the Black Hills will be put up for auction on August 25th, potentially cutting the heart out of Lakota territory. The Pe’Sla fundraiser has managed to gather together $22K in a short period of time, but there are only 9 days left until the sale takes place. Help the Lakota back land stolen from them, land that is vital to the Lakota people. ...
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”One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in...– And this is what really got Dr. MLK killed. (via black-culture) THIS (via killthemass)
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Satirical response to the war on women
Many men who harass women say their intent is to compliment them, but why do...– Stop Street Harassment: Holly Kearl (via completelymoribund) The thing that so many men need to understand is that women do not consider it a compliment when they are being harassed on the street. Women usually feel either embarrassed or terrified or a combination of the two. So stop fucking...
Poverty is not simply having no money — it is isolation, vulnerability,...– Megan Lee (via sociolab)
All women dream of meeting a partner who will like our bodies as they are. We...– Bell Hooks, “Growing into a Woman’s Body” (via typing-heartaches)
The Future of Storytelling
One of my friends is working on this great new project called bxxweb haunted. It’s basically an interactive site that follows a team of paranormal investigators in a haunted house. What makes it very cool is that you can click on different camera angles of the house to find out what’s going on. Because it follows a nonlinear way of telling a story, it’s easier to select one of...
Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for...– Huey P. Newton (via whimsicalele)
Why would we go to war on women? They don’t have any oil.– Stephen Colbert (via destroythegop)