Writing Through Depression

This is a discussion on writing while depressed I always like to open with the disclaimer that I am NOT a medical professional This is not medical advice. If at any point either now hopefully you won’t have it now, but now or in the future you find yourself in a mental illness crisis, please seek professional help. I also…

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A Letter To My Undiagnosed Mental Illness

I’m literally vibrating whilst writing this Every nerve is Alive and it won’t stop or let me rest I’m doodling whilst writing this I’m also editing a novel revising for an exam and listening to music If it sound impossible and unsustainable it’s because it probably is It’s hard for it to not feel like a slippery slope When from…

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Signing Psychosis Takes Over

Good morning Hank, it’s Monday. I’m wearing a suit made out of signatures but I can’t remember why; please ignore my crazy eyes, they’re crazy! Mmmmm, crazy… I wanna thank everybody for participating in signing psychosis, because I know my fashion sense is gettting worse and worse as I get crazier and crazier with the signatures, but your fashion sense…

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What makes a good teacher great? | Azul Terronez | TEDxSantoDomingo

Translator: Kesmat El Deeb Reviewer: Riaki Poništ I’m obsessed with the question: “What makes a good teacher great?” I’ve collected 26,000 responses to this question, in eight different schools, from the poorest schools in Los Angeles, to suburban schools in Texas, to elite private schools abroad. And after 24 years of teaching students, I’m still perplexed by this question. Today,…

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Mental Health & Intimacy in the Digital Age | Permanent Record

I have such terrible social anxiety. A lot of authors are introverts.>>Mm-hm.>>The whole deal was that we get to write in our underpants, and that’s the deal like we- >>[LAUGH]>>I thought we agree to this.>>[LAUGH] [MUSIC]>>Hi, it’s Karah Preiss from Belletrist.>>And it’s Ebony Ladelle from Epic Reads. And we’re here with Mary H.K Choi, the author of Permanent Record which…

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What is Literature for?

We have a general sense that these sort of places are filled with things that are deeply important, but what exactly is literature good for? Why should we spend our time reading novels or poems when out there, big things are going on. Let’s have a think about some of the ways literature benefits us.. Of course, it looks like…

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Mental Health & Intimacy in the Digital Age | Permanent Record

I have such terrible social anxiety. A lot of authors are introverts.>>Mm-hm.>>The whole deal was that we get to write in our underpants, and that’s the deal like we- >>[LAUGH]>>I thought we agree to this.>>[LAUGH] [MUSIC]>>Hi, it’s Karah Preiss from Belletrist.>>And it’s Ebony Ladelle from Epic Reads. And we’re here with Mary H.K Choi, the author of Permanent Record which…

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The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Hi. I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. When I think about why The Dark Knight works so well, the answer always seems clear: The Joker. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen.” There have been psychopathic villains before. Other antagonists with elaborate, twisting plans… But there’s something special about The Joker. But putting The Joker character into a movie clearly…

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