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Lapidus : literary arts in personal development Lapidus is a membership organisation, established to promote the literary arts as resources for personal development. Their website is a valuable resource for writers, English researchers and teachers wanting to explore the value of reading, writing and performing poetry, prose and drama, as well as storytelling and journal writing at a level beyond academic study or personal entertainment. Members of Lapidus include writers, librarians, healthcare professionals, therapists, academics and teachers. There is a fee to join the organisation, but the website has a large amount of open access mater From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Honno welsh women's press 'Honno Welsh Women's Press', established in 1987, publishes only material produced by women who live in, or have links with, Wales. The Honno website is a useful resource for writers, both to keep in touch with current developments in contemporary writing and also for details of calls for submissions. It may also be of use to researchers in women's and cultural studies and contemporary literature. The site contains details of live events, such as book launches, as well as recent press releases, and news updates. Detailed guidelines are given for contributors looking to publ From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Paradigm online writing assistant The 'Paradigm Online Writing Assistant' is a free resource which offers skills and techniques for both creative and academic writing. The advice is suitable for undergraduates across a range of disciplines, and while available online at no charge, can be downloaded for a fee. Aspects of writing covered include 'Discovering what to write', 'Organizing your writing', 'Editing your writing' and 'Revising your writing'. There is also advice on writing informal essays, theses and various styles of academic essay. Within each heading are futher sub-h From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Library of unwritten books 'The Library of Unwritten Books' is a project by artists Caroline Jupp and Sam Brown, in which they interview people about the books they dream of writing. The project's website is likely to be of interest to writers, new media researchers and anyone interested in the processes of reading and writing. The artists conduct recorded interviews in random encounters in shopping centres, parks and other public places, or in visits to hospitals, community centres and libraries. Discussions are spontaneous and people are encouraged to share their ideas for fiction, personal histories an From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Index : the publishers and writers network, north west 'Index' is the north west of England's independent publishing network website. Independent publishing is alive and well in the north west, from internationally distributed poetry publishers to small original local magazines, with photography and graphic novels represented as well as written material. The Index website offers a useful resource to creative and academic writers researching publishing opportunities. It includes a paragraph on each independent publishing enterprise in the network, establishing the background, material published and track record, to enable writers to From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


www.laurahird.com Laura Hird is a successful Scottish novelist, described as one of the 'most accomplished and fresh young voices around' in 'The Times' for her first novel, 'Born Free' (1999). Laura Hird's website features not only information on her books but also a huge collection of reviews, interviews and new writing. This is an unsual website as her own work does not take the main stage and she seems as genuinely interested in encouraging other writers as in promoting herself. The site is laid out like a newspaper page, with columns, headlines and sidebars, which makes i From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Rhymezone 'RhymeZone' is an online rhyming dictionary for writers, poets, lyricists and anyone who enjoys words. It offers a range of resources that would likely be useful also for educationalists working with language, with students across the age range. The concept is very simple : type in a chosen word to find rhymes, synonyms and definitions, with the options to include phrases and organise the results by letters or syllables. Where only a few letters are known, there is a 'Match these letters' option to try to track down the correct form. The word may also be searched for its lo From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Khaled Hosseini The website of author Khaled Hosseini features his first novel 'The Kite Runner', which was published in 2003 to wide international acclaim. Hosseini's exploration of his responses to his own work, which was based on the combination of personal experience and fictional narrative, makes this a very insightful resource for writers and any researcher interested in the relationship between writer and text. The site has a simple layout and may be explored under the headings of 'Writing', 'Events' and 'Biography', and while there is a search engine, as th From New Humbul Resources on October 16, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


General Geometry The page from Mathworld here is a definition of geometry with links into specifics, and from there to detailed topics. Mathworld is a superb resource. It is also increasingly a wiki, with contributors from the mathematical community. Running the gamut from the most basic ideas to the most complex, this Internet interface to math is [...] From Golden Swamp on October 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


MarioCast - Mario Ajero's Podcast MarioCast video and audio podcasts originate from the University of Oklahoma. Material covers issues relating to music technology, music education, and piano pedagogy. Our latest podcasts concern using digital video and iMovie to edit your teaching videos. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Global Positioning System "Adopt a Farm" The "Adopt a Farm" website provides educational resources about agriculture, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The goals of this website are to: 1) Educate people living in urban and rural communities how spatial information can be used to to improve resource management decisions in agriculture and 2) Explain how these decisions affect people in urban and rural communities not actively involved agricultural production. We will attempt to add value to the data by showing the human and biological side of agriculture production to the general public. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Home Study Courses on Beef Home study program for keeping current with the beef industry. Topics include Health Management for Reproduction, Breeding Herd Nutrition, Health Management, Pasture Management and Value Based Marketing. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Aid for Calculus This site contains over 300 sample problems in calculus and precalculus. Most of these problems open into resizable frames with text and graphics, but quite a few are presented as step-by-step Java applets. Two methods of searching for content are available: 1) by typical calculus course topic order; and 2) by an alphabetical listing. Glossaries and an appreciable review of algebra round out this extensive online tutorial site. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 16, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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