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Marianne Stenger

Marianne Stenger Marianne Stenger is a journalist and education writer for Open Colleges with over four years of experience in writing for publications, online resources and blogs in the education industry. She believes that online education is the way of the future and is passionate about promoting online learning tools and the use of new technologies in the classroom.

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3 Reasons Writing By Hand Is Still Important

Although the days of scrawling out manuscripts with a quill pen on yellowed parchment are far behind us, many writers still swear by a simple notebook and pen to record their ideas and observations.

3 Things Science Tells Us about Writing a Best-seller

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple formula you could follow to ensure that your upcoming novel would sell out? While it will never be quite as easy that, researchers from Stony Brook University in New York believe they’ve developed an algorithm that can predict whether or not a book will be successful.

5 Tips for Better Travel Writing

What’s the difference between a mediocre travel piece and the sort of narrative that makes you want to drop everything and get on a plane tomorrow?

3 Strategies for Finding a Title That Works

Whether you're writing a novel, short story or magazine article, the title is one of the best tools you have at your disposal to hook editors and readers. So how do you find a title that personifies what you're writing and captures your audience's attention?

Strengthen Your Writing by Eliminating These 10 Words

Good writing uses words sparingly, and if you’ve ever read a book or article that seemed poorly written but couldn’t work out what the problem was, there’s a good chance that it contained too much padding.

8 Tips for Tackling Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a problem that every writer will run into at some point during their career. It can be caused by any number of things, from a lack of motivation or inspiration to feeling pressured or stressed.

7 Tips for using Twitter as a journalist

Twitter has come a long way since its release in 2006, and according to a recent survey of 14 countries, nearly 60% of journalists now use it for everything from developing new stories to verifying facts and finding sources.

10 of the Best Photo Editing Apps

Although most apps will never be able to replace professional photo editing software, the fact remains that these days we take the majority of photos with our phones, simply because they are always easily accessible.

5 of the Best Free Photo Management Tools

Smartphones and compact digital cameras have drastically changed the way news and other content is produced, distributed, and consumed. Anyone who happens to be in the right place at the right time can obtain photographic evidence of things that would otherwise never make it into the public eye.

Content Writing – 7 Ways to Get It Right

Believe it or not, there is no magic formula for writing great content; it requires a lot of hard work, a little bit of know-how, plenty of research, and, of course, a knack for putting the right words together.