Weekly Roundup 10/12/2012

This week’s articles are an eclectic bunch.  I have written some blog entries this week about common core strategies as well as writing rants, and during that time I managed to find a few articles about writing that might interest both teachers and writers.

Here they are:

1. Math Needs a Facelift – This article comments on the current change in education with Common Core which places a new emphasis on writing across the curriculum, but Barry Garelick’s main point is that math needs a revolution, too…and I could not agree more.

2. Mo Yan’s Peace Prize – Mo Yan, the writer of many novels that criticize the sociopolitical structure of China, received the Nobel Peace Prize this week and it is well deserved.  The Chinese government is silent on the matter.  My advice: READ.  HIS.  BOOKS.

3.  Comixology – I have posted this for my friend Jerry Bennett who is creating awesome comic book art.  This new company provides a different alternative for independent comic book artists to produce comic books and graphic novels and sell them on tablet computers like iPad and others to compete with Amazon Fire HD comics produced through Amazon.

4.  There Is Still Hope – Proof yet again of the self-publishing boom paying off.  Penguin recently bought yet another self-published title for six figures.  Read about it here.

5.  We Are Not Second Rate – An article from the Huffington Post that proves that the days of self-publishing authors being labeled as “second rate” may be fading into the past.

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