Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. She wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was...
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Tonight, August 26, 2013, renowned Broadway actors will perform the 1st live recording of all ten plays of the Pittsburgh Cycle of plays by August Wilson. Each play will be read and recorded in order over the next few weeks. For more details about this great tribute and the full schedule click here. August Wilson was born...
Empathy and sympathy are similar, but not the same. When to use which word depends on the context. *empathy* means the ability to better understand a person’s or point of view because you yourself have experienced something similar. *sympathy* means feeling compassion for another’s person’s feelings or point of view although you have probably not...
I found this graphic on my Facebook Page (posted by “Grammarly”) and I just HAD to share it with you! What English words drive YOU crazy? Let us know in the comments section. Related articles An animated history of the English language (snoekbrown.wordpress.com) What are common pronunciation mistakes English speakers make in other languages? (ask.metafilter.com)
What is my favorite part about writing? That is the writing prompt for the first day of National Blog Posting Month: NaBloPoMo, as it is affectionately called. The task is to publish a post every day of the month. This is one of my writing goals for this month. So,...
1) Keith has more than 25 years of experience as a professional journalist. Keith knows what makes a compelling news article, as well as a compelling piece of commentary that is likely to get the attention of editors. 2) Keith has also published works of fiction and is an avid reader of all sorts of...
Do you have a story that you want to share? Is it about you, someone you know or admire? Now, the hard part. Where does the story begin? Where does the story end? Does your story end at all? Should you start in order of time or significance? If these questions are plaguing your mind,...
I am a retired English and Social Sciences public school teacher and college instructor: I have a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in English, Education and Psychology; and a Reading Specialist Certification. When I started Writing It Right For You, it never occurred to me that I would be *teaching* again. But one of the...
If you were looking for a “boost” to get that fiction novel written, here is your chance! Since 1999, every November has been “NaNoWriMo” month around the world. “National Novel Writing Month” is an interactive and fun way to spend 30 days working on getting that novel out of your head and onto your favorite...
Everyone loves a good story. Whether you watch a great television, see an award-winning movie, attend a sold-out play, or read a highly recommended book, it is because someone had a story to tell. “Narrative” comes from the word “narrate” which of course means to tell a story; narrative writing includes novels, biographies, autobiographies, short...