Archive | April, 2013

Writing Tip Thursday: 9 + 1 Editing Tips

25 Apr

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I read a great post the other day (click image above) that offers 9 editing tips. I’d add #10 Visit the Writing Center – use a fresh pair of eyes to look over your work.

Here are nine editing tips that can help you polish your writing until it sparkles.”

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Opening Night! A Dyybuk Tickets on Sale

25 Apr

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Lincoln High School Drama presents the greatest Jewish play ever written, “A Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds,” by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, directed by Debbie Lamedman. This story of love and faith is set in a 19th century Polish village where a wedding celebration is interrupted by a supernatural presence.

Kushner is a Tony, Pulitzer and Academy Award winning playwright. His words matched with magical and powerful staging makes this a must see.

April 25-27, May 2-4 at 7:30 pm

Lincoln High School Auditorium
1600 SW Salmon

Purchase tickets at the door or on this website

$7 student/senior
$10 adult/senior

Recommended for audiences 10 yrs old and up.

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Anything Goes Wednesday: How to Use Quotation Marks

24 Apr

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A Quote for a Monday: You Can’t Edit a Blank Page

22 Apr

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Friday Funnies: It’s Always Better…

19 Apr

or is it?

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Have you seen a movie that surpassed its book equivalent? HuffPost offers up 11 choices – what do you think?

Off the top of my head, I’d add Stand By Me (based on Stephen King’s novella The Body). What films do you prefer over their book counterparts?

Scholarship Opportunity Round-Up

18 Apr

OPEN APRIL 1 – MAY 15

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“What was the most important thing you learned this year and why? Not only could answering this question help provide some insight into your priorities for next year but it could also earn you $1,000 or a Kindle Fire for college.” Click here or the image above.

 

DUE MAY 31 

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“Penguin Books “Out of the Easy” College Scholarship – Open to 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possession.” Click here or the image above.

DUE MAY 31

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“Write a poem about a topic of your choice to win $1,000 for your college education!” Click here or the image above.

 

DUE JUNE 30

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“Century Link College Scholarship – Tell them about a time you helped a friend or family member with an Internet-related problem.” Click here or the image above.

Writing Tip Thursday: 10 Easy Steps

18 Apr

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Check out  How to Write an Essay in 10 Easy Steps for a concise description of each step of the essay writing process.

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