Metaphors: Crafting Language to Shape Culture￼
As we plunge into the future, we’re at a loss for words to describe it. Metaphors let us make sense of novelty by bridging the present with the past. Writers are in a unique position to shape language that orients and guides our culture. But how can we write metaphors that stick?
The Comedian’s Guide to Feedback
What can writers learn from comedians? When you see a polished Netflix special, you don’t see the 50 iterations that came before it. There’s a systematic way that comedians test jokes through different filters. What is their process, and how can writers integrate it to have battle tested ideas?
Are pseudonyms a mask to hide behind, or a superpower that unlocks your potential? Around 20% of Write of Passage students write under a pseudonym. It lets them explore personal writing, which can be tough to do under your own name. What happens when you bring confessions, transparency, and authenticity into your writing?
My Vision for the Future of Education
First, teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and educate thousands of students per year.
Who Should Write Online?
Who should write online? The Niche Hobbyist: The Internet rewards people with obscure interests. Writing online will help you find other like-minded hobbyists who you wouldn’t be able to meet in real life. The Think-for-Yourself Academic: Academia is hyper-specialized and often hostile to new ideas. On the Internet, you don’t need permission from peer reviewersRead More ➔ "Who Should Write Online?"
Our 8 Pillars of Education
The Write of Passage approach to education is based on 8 pillars. Together, they are our guiding principles in designing every aspect of the learning experience for our students: Pillar #1: Deep Trust Learning cannot happen without trust. Community cannot happen without trust. Growth cannot happen without trust. Our students demand an environment of deepRead More ➔ "Our 8 Pillars of Education"