“Reference books and other nonfiction can benefit from cooler colors such as dark blue or brown. Dark blue conveys a functional message, while brown suggests an air of high quality in this context.” Dive into color psychology that affects what and how we read.
The 4th Annual International B&W CHILD 2017 PHOTO COMPETITION, Second Half, is open for submissions. The competition celebrates black and white photographs of children. Take your pics. Submit.
The 8th Annual Gemini Magazine Poetry Open accepts submissions. Poems must be unpublished, but work displayed on personal blogs is eligible. First prize: $1,000.
“It can be time consuming, but reading your work out loud does give you a different perspective on it.”
Janice Hardy lists the benefits of the practice.
Can you write a great mystery story for 10-12-year-old boys?
Check out this contest.
The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
Enjoy’d no sooner but despised straight,
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had
Past reason hated, as a swallow’d bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.
Most well-read cities in America.
Alan Rickman reads “If Death Is Not The End” by Robyn Hitchcock.