Pan-Atlantic University releases dates for its writing programmes

Pan-Atlantic University releases dates for its writing programmes

Pan-Atlantic University has released dates for its writing, communication, and branding programs. These programs will be held at the main Campus of the Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos by the School of Media and Communication (SMC). The following are the courses offered, commencement dates, and fees; THE WRITING CLINIC The next edition of the 4-Day […]

Top 10 Tips on Writing a Properly Flawed Main Character

Fiction top 10 flawed main character

Creating a compelling main character is essential to any work of fiction, but creating a character that is perfectly good in every way can be a recipe for a dull story. That’s why it’s important to make your main character flawed. By making your main character flawed, you can create tension, conflict, and depth that […]

Not-writing is a state of comfort

Not-writing is a state of comfort

I’ve always thought of myself as a writer, although saying it out like that sounds a bit pompous, at least to me. Building something through my words never fails to thrill me, but I wouldn’t say I like to attach a defined role to it. I think the lack of pressure on my younger self […]

Epicurus for Our Time

Epicurus for Our Time

“THE WASTELAND GROWS,” wrote Nietzsche over a century ago. “Woe to him who hides wastelands within.” Since then, the wastelands have grown more indiscriminately within and without. Our social and spiritual lives wither on our cell phone screens. Our cities, habitats, and public arenas suffer from a blight whose causes remain obscure while the effects […]

Writing a personal narrative: 3 things you need to know

Writing a personal narrative: 3 things you need to know

Writing a personal narrative is probably one of the most enjoyable writing assignments. People, by nature, are very fond of talking about themselves and sharing their experiences as a part of a text, and this is what this type of writing requires of you. Whether you’re a beginner blogger and share your life story with […]

How can humans detect AI writing? These Penn researchers have some tips

How can humans detect AI writing? These Penn researchers have some tips

If a group of people is presented with a body of text, will they be able to spot the human-written passages over the AI-generated ones? The answer is, well — maybe. AI detection work is at the center of a University of Pennsylvania study in its School of Engineering and Applied Science. Chris Callison-Burch, an […]

The COL’s Vocation of Writing Series Brings Literary Speakers to Campus

The COL’s Vocation of Writing Series Brings Literary Speakers to Campus

For the past three years, Associate Professor of the Practice in Letters Charles Barber has spearheaded a writing-oriented speaker series through the College of Letters with the goal of giving students the opportunity to learn from and speak with professionals in the field. The series first took off in 2020 with a series of nonfiction […]

On creating something out of nothing

On creating something out of nothing

Kate Folk is the author of Out There, a story collection (Random House ‘22). She has written for publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, One Story, Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and Zyzzyva. A recipient of a Stegner Fellowship in Fiction from Stanford University, she’s also received support from MacDowell, the Headlands […]

ChatGPT is Not the End of Writing

ChatGPT is Not the End of Writing

ChatGPT is Not the End of Writing A longtime university president and writing expert advises against banning the new AI bot — but to use it to teach more effective thinking that is purely human A Writer’s Resource, my co-authored college writing textbook, is about to be published in its seventh edition. While finishing the […]

Humans are still better than bots at writing. Here’s why.

Humans are still better than bots at writing. Here’s why.

I was sitting poolside at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, resort bar, minding my own business, when ChatGPT settled into a barstool next to mine and ordered a pina colada. It was a bold move, considering the sun was not yet over the yardarm, as we like to say in the islands. I took another […]

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