Posts Tagged: essay

The Study Dude – Word Lust

Grab a grand vocab—and romance it. I made a file of delightful words I named “Wordlist.” But crazy spellcheck named it “Wordlust.”  Perfect, I thought—a play on love for words. My vocabulary shriveled.  So, I stared down a dictionary nightly.  I learned that words have multiple meanings that don’t mix or make sense.  And whenever… Read more »

Dealing with Writer’s Block Effectively(ish)

There is a debate over whether or not writer’s block is a thing.  To which I say, “Of course it is,” as I sit staring at a blank screen.  The debate should not be whether or not it is a thing but what is the cause of it.  Sometimes it is something simple, for fiction… Read more »

The Creative Spark – Unstuck Studies

Do you get stuck when studying?  Well, don’t stop seeking solutions.  An answer will appear as fast as a semi-truck driver sneaks shipped bags-of-oats for his pantry. Here are some tips for busting creative blocks, as partly gleaned from Beth Brown’s blurb in Noah Scalin’s book Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get and Keep Your Creativity… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week – Digging up Scholarship Treasure for AU Students

Scholarship name:  Live Your Dream Awards Sponsored by:  Soroptimist Deadline:  November 15, 2017 Potential payout:  varies by region; up to $10,000 Eligibility restriction:  Eligibility restricted to women who are the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents, can demonstrate financial need, are enrolled in a post-secondary program, and do not have a graduate degree. … Read more »