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How A Romance Novelist Uses Chiaroscuro

April 27, 2018 7:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Origins of Chiaroscuro The term chiaroscuro comes from the Italian words ‘light-dark’ and refers to the use of contrasts of light to create a sense of three-dimensional objects and figures. I have chosen to illustrate the term with The Matchmaker by Dutch Golden Age painter Gerritt van Honthorst (1592-1656) as the title... read more

Ten writing tips for a good op ed, with Julie Tetel Andresen

Op-Ed – Ten Writing Tips

September 22, 2017 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An Op-ed gets its name for being an opinion piece that originally appeared opposite the editorial page. An editorial page editorial is signed by the board, while an opinion piece is signed by an individual. The term is also sometimes thought to be an abbreviation of opinion-editorial.  Athletes before taking the... read more