Biloxi Teachers Transform Old Lockers

* Read the following article to see something truly cool: old lockers being transformed into literary pieces of art. Its beautiful and a truly creative way to get teens interested in reading. These teachers win the awesome award.

Here’s the link:

http://www.wlox.com/story/29412070/biloxi-teachers-transform-old-lockers-into-literary-work-of-art#.VY1CHPiPzu4.facebook

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13 Great Facebook Pages for Writers

* Bookriot has the skinny on all the Facebook pages us writers should like, follow, and then like some more. Here’s the link to the article:

http://bookriot.com/2014/08/13/13-great-facebook-pages-writers/

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The Struggle of Carrying More Than Two Books. . .

Because you might finish the first and, maybe, not get into the second book, so then you’ll have nothing to read. Other bookworms will feel my pain here. This gif sums it up perfectly: 

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Indeed Boromir. Indeed. 

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Epilogue: A Noun

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(via victoriousvocabulary :)

EPILOGUE

[noun]

1. a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel; a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.

2. a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.

3. the person speaking this.

Etymology: late Middle English epiloge < Latin epilogus < Greek epílogos,“peroration of a speech”, equivalent to epi-, a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek where it meant “upon”, “on”, “over”, “near”, “at”, “before”, “after” + lógos, “word”.

[Kyoung Hwan Kim – Sunset]

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A Novel Is. . .

[A novel is] a paper where your thesis is that these people are real, and you have to prove it.
Maggie Stiefvater
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The Importance of Words

Because without our language, we have lost ourselves. Who are we without our words?
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Roc
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Reality: No Match for Imagination

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5 Powerful Books to Improve Your Life

Originally posted on TIME:

Quiz time: Can you name Newton’s first law of motion?

No? (Don’t feel bad, I had to look it up, too.)

Newton declared, “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.”

In other words, if you are flying in the International Space Station and toss an apple out the window (come on, use your imagination), it will keep going in that same direction forever, unless something stops it (like a planet, gravity or alien life form).

Although Newton was talking about physics, little did he know he was also describing life.

People tend to move in the same direction as they always have unless some external force is applied. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my life to be lived in a straight line. I want to change, to improve, to…

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