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scott-hungerford's picture
Nov.05.2013
When I wrote my first epic fantasy novel, I learned a lot more than I bargained for! Not so long ago, a publisher in the UK called Angry Robot featured an open submission contest where they were looking specifically for epic fantasy novels.  As I've worked for companies like Wizards of...
jane-wilson's picture
Mar.12.2013
I am teaching social studies class at the local middle school.  We read about the first group to traverse the length of the Great Wall of China in National Geographic For Kids. One of the group was a Tibetan monk. Kid raises a hand. "What's a monk?" Not wanting to get into a discussion of...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.11.2011
As I wrote a few days ago, I'm currently carving out some time to write a number of brief creative nonfiction pieces on my most memorable family members. One might say: Ho-hum. Another memoir whining about how Mom and Dad "did me wrong?" And what's so special about the most common of common folk?...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Apr.20.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN What comes after cultural disenfranchisement? After Expat Harem, the book? After expat+HAREM, the community site? I chart the evolution of my own global niche, along with expat+HAREM's spin-off project: Globalniche.net. When I moved to Turkey in 2003, the plan was to write a...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.15.2011
    National Geographic An artist's conception shows the city of Atlantis as it has been envisioned in legend. — A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago, in mud flats in...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.02.2011
Welcome to March's "Remix culture" issue  +++++ EDITOR'S NOTE This month we're acknowledging that where we come from counts (see thisurban psychology article on the geography of temperament, and take this quiz to pinpoint how to make life choices "congruent with your temperament...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.02.2011
Welcome to March's "Remix culture" issue  +++++ EDITOR'S NOTE This month we're acknowledging that where we come from counts (see thisurban psychology article on the geography of temperament, and take this quiz to pinpoint how to make life choices "congruent with your temperament...
kate-sherrod's picture
Feb.03.2009
Wot larks! I'm having more retroactive eureka moments inspired by my reading of Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World.  Once again, they have very, very little to do with money or financial history, but they're still amusing and somewhat edifying. This may become a...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Nov.21.2008
Today over on my home blog, I am writing about My Wonderful World, a tool for parents, teachers, and kids to promote better knowledge of geography.   This week is Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22)!  And National Geographic has some incredible tools to help kids (and adults) learn a little...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Sep.04.2008
Forget the male/female card, folks, think geography, think strategy! By now, both men and women across the U.S. will have read feminist Gloria Steinem's assessment of Sarah Palin: "the only thing she shares with Hillary is a chromosome" (www.latimes.com). Her article was scathing, and,...