Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pointing in the Right Direction: The Open University -- Try It for Free and Other Things

Just wanted to share a couple of sites that might be of interest to both writers and everybody else!

1) This is a free-to-try item. The Learning Space writing course posted on Open University.
Read about how to set up (or improve) characters and settings, and learn the differences between various genres (and how to make those differences work for you). The nominal time for taking the course is 12 hours, but you're free to work at your own pace. You can find a printable word version of the entire course here on the site too. (ePub and html print versions are also available--right under the course contents you'll find a "printable version" link, with a little arrow underneath saying, "alternative formats".)  -- Writing World
I am always looking for new information and when it's free to try ... makes it all the more inviting! Anyway, I am definitely going to take a closer look. Maybe you will do the same ;-) Let me know what you think.

2) And then ... for those who haven't heard of Dropbox, it's an online ("cloud") storage service that allows you to easily share documents, photos, and other files with friends. You can also sync your files over multiple devices (currently, the service also
supports iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Blackberry phones). Think of it as your invisible flash drive that goes everywhere with you. Free accounts start with 2GB of storage, but you get additional free space for every friend you refer.   -- Writing World

4 comments:

Krista M said...

Both sound pretty cool! I'll have to check them out! :)

teacherwriter said...

Thanks, Krista! By the way, where can I purchase a copy of your book, Falling Star? I would love to read it.

Sarah said...

Just added to my favorite. Thanks!

teacherwriter said...

Sarah, So glad you found this useful!