“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin
The “read more” concept is back in style.
The great minds have been pointing at books’ positive influence for a long time. And now, we cite their words and agree with that powerful impact books have on us.
A brave new world opens for those who read:
Reading makes us smarter and healthier. It influences the way we think and learn. And it makes us better writers, no matter what we write: essays or fiction.
Any proofs needed?
Last updated: February 2020
Yeah, I know you are fed up with every writing test in school, but here’s another story, I promise.
Folks who read this blog know that Lesley and I love reading and that we read a lot. Moreover, I draw from time to time, and Lesley writes about books and authors. So, we’ve decided to give a new meaning to writing tests. Why not think of it as of a writing quiz?
Last updated: August 2019
Okay, first things first: what is a novelization?
Novelization is an attempt to translate popular movies plots into the fictional prose, with greater attention to characters stories and more descriptive action scenes.
So, if you ever wondered –
- what’s in the head of John Matrix (Commando) as he rows his inflatable boat,
- what Robocop’s inner self looks like,
- or, how tight is a ninja suit for that soldier from American Ninja
– then, writing a novel based on those movies could help you find answers.
As it turns out, such books exist:
Being a student does not mean lectures, exams, and boring college parties only. A student life is your great chance to join something more than just a group of people who try to get the same type of diploma; and when we say “something more”, we mean Greek organizations (do not confuse them with anything related to Greece!). Wanna feel yourself a protagonist of a high school movie? Welcome to Greek life then!
Greek life is a life of fraternities and sororities, and every freshman is welcome to join them, though some nuances should still be taken into account before doing that. So, make sure you’ve read our guide to Greek life for every student to find out if he is ready to live it in college, and whether he wants to do that at all.
Oh, flash mobs. How we love thee. Any excuse to get rambunctious and cause wide spread mayhem is usually enjoyed by all.
If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what a flash mob is, here you go: a flash mob is a group of people who seemingly appear out of thin air to perform an unusually and basically pointless act for a brief time and then disperse. Thanks, Wikipedia, for that.
But using a bunch of fancy words to describe the phenomenon is not nearly as impressive as observing it.
In order to observe some of the best flash mobs out there, we turn to the world’s best and brightest – college students. Our college years are packed full of valuable learning experiences – walks of shame, all night study sessions, keg stands, tailgating…and flash mobs. At what other point in time are random acts of disruption better received?