Even the biggest and most accomplished writers had to submit their works of art to proofreading. That's why proofreaders shouldn't be ignored, even though some think they don't need them.
It is believed that, in many native societies through the American continent, homosexual practices and cross-gender roles were common place, baring different significances.
RuPaul made a great decision crowning Violet Chachki as season 7's winner. Here's why I think she is a great Next Drag Superstar.
The field we call Queer Studies is a broad one, based on questioning and deconstructing beliefs we take for granted, specially regarding gender and sexuality. But why is "queer" such a confusing term?
Lack of respect for gender identity and expression is a big problem. Gender assignment at birth is determinant of one's entire life and it shows how unprepared society is for dealing with trans issues
Even though those genres are attached to a notion of "factual happenings", they're part of creative writing and can often be more fictional than we realize.
Although memory is a fundamental psychological process, its operation is somehow still a mystery. Our memory can trick and mislead us to different paths of truth, playing a crucial role in literature.
In 2001, a research suggested that among all writers, female poets are more likely to commit suicide. Other studies relate creativity and mental illness, although none of them are definitive.
Keeping a journal will help you in many ways. It can boost your self-esteem and provide deep personal insights so that you can improve your life as a whole.
Are there any similarities between academic and creative writing? Can an academic researcher be also a good story teller?
Even creative people simply can't be creating all the time. Every brain needs to rest. But sometimes we are not allowed to stop, or maybe we don't even know how to stop.
Keeping a notebook is a crucial part of a writer's process of creation. Having a place where you can put everything that comes to your mind helps to make better sense of raw ideas and to improve them.
Floyd Salas once told Anne Rice that one should "go where the pain is" in order to write. In fact, many writers have become successful by writing about pain, sadness and inner conflicts. Why is that?
How many books does it take to have a real, consistent library?! Author Augustine Birrel says that "until you have ten thousand volumes the less you say about your library the better".
As writers and, of course, book lovers, we tend to gather a lot of paper wherever we are. Notebooks, sheets of paper of all sizes, magazines, and books, books, and more books. But where do we keep it?
According to Chuck Wending, "nobody respect writers, yet everybody wants to be one". True story. But writing is rather about hard work than simply being born with a gift.
I've always been a creative person. And the first thing you must know about it is that creativity is not an endless resource. You can run out of it. Multiple times.