Tag Archives: autodidacticism

Questions 331: Interrogating Your Brain for Fun and Profit

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Today Roger asks: “I have a pile of ideas, but I’m not sure how to make them into a story. Help!”

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Resources Mentioned:

The Real Story

Questions 327: Knowledge is Magic!

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Simon says: “I want to learn more about history and science. Where should I go?”

Resources Mentioned:

Hardcore History
EconTalk
Planet Money
Naked Scientists
Commonwealth Club of California
Today I Found Out
VisualPolitik
James Burke’s The Day The Universe Changed, and Connections
Richard Feynman Lectures
OpenCulture
Long Now Foundation
Council on Foreign Relations
The Bible Geek

Questions 247: Writing Nonfiction Books

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Josh asks:
“What advice would you give for writing nonfiction how-to guides?”

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Resources mentioned:
Making Tracks by J. Daniel Sawyer
Throwing Lead by J. Daniel Sawyer and Mary Mason

Questions 228: Spelling and Grammar for the Dyslexic Writer

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Maurice asks:
“As a dyslexic writer, how can I learn spelling and grammar in a way that’ll stick in my head?”

Resources mentioned:
The Kahn Academy
Grammar Girl
Hooked on Phonics

Questions 208: Effective Vocabulary Building (Writing Instruction Series 2)

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In this second installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can we effectively expand our usable vocabulary?”

Books mentioned:
The King James Bible
The Works of Shakespeare
The Illiad
The Odyssey
The Oedipus Trilogy
The Satires of Juvenal
Ciero

Questions 147: Meyers-Briggs and Characterization

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JR asks:
“Are the Meyers-Briggs personality types useful for characterization? What do you use for creating your characters?”

Authors referenced:
Stephen King

Books referenced:
Misery by Stephen King