Adam Salzer

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Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making.<p>Take the …

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Christmas Ornaments

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

Creative Writing

Brooks Country House, near Ross-on-Wye: hotel review

Once its pool and spa open – and there’s a little more choice at dinner – this new incarnation of a Wye Valley manor house will be hard to resist<p>There is something significant about decelerating on the driveway sweeping you towards a country house hotel. Perhaps the slower pace allows time for …

Internal Dialogue: The Greatest Tool for Gaining Reader Confidence

Photo credit: chuddlesworth via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-NDThe following post by author Elizabeth Sims (@ESimsAuthor) is an excerpt from the newly …

Creative Writing

How to write a book and get it published in 10 steps

Learning how to write a book and get it published is a process of many parts, so it’s wise to be systematic. Here are 10 steps to write your own …

Writing

China 'democracy' village chief arrested for graft, riot police deployed

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in southern China have detained the chief of a village that was once hailed as a model for grassroots democracy, accusing him of accepting bribes, while deploying hundreds of riot police to stave off potential trouble.<p>Lin Zuluan, talks to journalists after being …

Hong Kong

Ten rules for writing fiction

Fiction,Elmore Leonard,Diana Athill,Margaret Atwood,Roddy Doyle,Neil Gaiman,PD James,Books,Culture,Helen Dunmore,Jonathan Franzen,Richard Ford<p>Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of …

How to make a story stand out: Market-ready writing

A big part of building an audience for your fiction is knowing how to make a story stand out in a crowded market. There is so much advice that says …

Writing