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Why Did Charles Dickens Have a Personal Postbox?
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Dickens, writers )

- 1195 days ago -
In the 19th Century, when the postal service was in its infancy, Charles Dickens lobbied for his own personal letterbox, writes Kathryn Westcott.
How to Level Up By Anna Akana   video
Offbeat  (tags: inspiration, funny, humor, writers, movie makers, arts and entertainment, arts and literature )

- 1200 days ago -
An inspirational video by Anna Akana
50 Best Blogs for NaNoWriMo Support
Offbeat  (tags: Best, Writers, Goal, NaNoWrimo )

- 2314 days ago -
Every November, writers old and new set out with a lofty goal: to each write a 50,000 word novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
5 Writers Who Drank Too Much
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, drunk writers, writers, sex addicts )

- 2545 days ago -
It is no secret that some of the greatest writers were alcoholics. On the same side of the coin, many star athletes turn out to be sex addicts, and successful musicians are often drug addicts.
50 Most Famous & Impressive Debut Novels of All Time
Offbeat  (tags: Novels, Books, Writers, Writing, Reading )

- 2720 days ago -
The following writers managed to either capture the attentions of audiences and critics alike with their first novels, or slowly gained admiration later.
10 TV Shows That Writers Really Love
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Writing, TV Shows, Literature, Books )

- 2722 days ago -
These creative standouts provide viewers of a literary bent with some of the tools needed to tighten their craft and build ideas to their fullest potential.
10 Best Blogs for Wannabe Book Critics
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Novels, Literature, Books, Readers, Writers )

- 2734 days ago -
For book critics, the blogs on this list offer some of the best criticism on the web, and they make for indispensable reading for writers looking to sharpen their critical thinking and composition skills.
10 Famous Writers Who Didn't Die From Suicide or Alcohol
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Art, Education, Life, Writing, Learning )

- 2736 days ago -
The writers listed below spent their lives creating works of art, and they lived long enough to enjoy the fruits of their labor. It's nice to remember that art doesn't have to exact such a high cost.
12 Essential TED Talks for Writers
Offbeat  (tags: TED, Lectures, Writers, Writing, Learning )

- 2770 days ago -
These speeches and presentations from TED offer words of wisdom from authors and others that are invaluable to those looking to make their mark with the written word. Don't be afraid of the blank page; embrace it.
50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Writing, Rejections, Library, Publishing )

- 2862 days ago -
Here are 50 well-respected writers who were told no several times, but didn't give up.
50 Must-Read Novels From the 20th Century
Offbeat  (tags: Literature, Books, Comunity, Writers )

- 3056 days ago -
Literature, as with all forms of creative expression, is a highly subjective art. This list intends to blend highly recognized and celebrated works with those that may have gone overlooked by those outside the literary community...
100 Useful Online Tools to Help You Write Your Thesis
Offbeat  (tags: Academic, Student, Thesis, Online Books, Writers )

- 3136 days ago -
Writing a thesis paper can be one of the hardest parts of your academic life. Make the task a little easier by utilizing these top 100 resources for thesis writers.
100 Useful Web Tools for Writers
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Web 2.0, Internet, Freelancing, Writing )

- 3566 days ago -
Whether you're a freelance writer just scraping by or someone with a solid job and more regular hours, the Internet can provide you with unending support for your practical duties.
How To Get A Book Published
Offbeat  (tags: writing, writers, writer, books, novels, publishing )

- 3709 days ago -
Many people want to write a book and have it published. This article explains how to do it.

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