Poem: The Tied Feet

by Melaka Jude, Age 15, Sri Lanka   The Tied feet A little brown sparrow Once stood alone did he Upon metal bars of rust With string his feet tied be He watched one day the blue sky And longed to free his wings He saw two other birds fly by A sweet song did...
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Psychic Distance Writing Exercise

by Mia Martins, jaBlog! Blogger   Psychic distance can be an incredible tool for writers to manipulate the reader’s connection to a story and its characters. If used consciously and correctly, it can greatly heighten the intended effect of a scene. First, though, what is psychic distance? Odds are that you’ve already been using and manipulating psychic...
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Music: Does it Help or Hinder Your Writing?

by Sierra Ret, jaBlog! Blogger   Does listening to music help or hinder the writing process? This question is as widely contested among individuals as it is among professional authors and neuroscientists. To say that the brain is a vastly complex place is an understatement, so it makes sense that the debate over what gets...
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