Amanda Elliott

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7 novels to make you a better thriller writer

Read these books for specific ways to improve your thriller writing technique<p>Writers will give you lots of rules for thriller writing. The main ones …

It's Time for a Kitchen Spring Cleaning. Avoid These Common Mistakes

When the weather warms up, it's time to give your kitchen a good spring cleaning. Here are the most common mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>Giving the kitchen a good scrub-down may not be your idea of a happening Friday night, but it's got to get done. And there's no better time to do it than when …

Kitchens

What's Your Company's 'Voice'? Here's How to Figure It Out.

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>One of the biggest branding mistakes companies make is not paying enough attention to their tone of voice.<p>“Voice” is one of those concepts that may sound better suited to the literary world than the business world. In literature, …

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut …

Books

Business Hub | British Airways

Our top business destinations<p>Join us at the 2018 International Business Festival<p>We’re proud to be the official main partner of the 2018 International …

A Legendary Redesign of Helvetica, Reborn After 30 Years

Imagine if, due to some fluke in the development of projection technology, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> had only been shown in a couple of movie theaters. …

Peek Inside French Laundry’s New Kitchen

The culinary mecca gets a makeover.<p>In the early 1900s, the building was a saloon. After prohibition, it became a laundromat. Today, Thomas Keller’s French Laundry is one of the best restaurants in the world, serving $295 fixed price meals in Napa Valley.<p>Now, the international architecture firm …

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s natural for a professional to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. This is especially true for entrepreneurs building a business alone. Being forced to handle the many daily tasks associated with …

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

Font of the day: TT Bluescreens

Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts. So, if …

A Self-Made Woman Gets Lucky In The Middle Seat

<i>This post is part of the “Self-Made Women” series featuring women who came from a world without power or wealth, but with the support of family, teachers and mentors, they found their way to success.</i><p>Picture this: You’re 24 years old. You spent the first five years of your life living in rural China …

Student Government

Watch Alton Brown Talk Regional Food, Emojis, Instagram, and More

TV personality and celebrity chef Alton Brown is never at a loss for an opinion, be it about food, photography, or social media. He delightfully conducts this interview with the <b>Shorty Awards</b> in his signature Post-it-note style, fielding queries about his favorite regional eats and online platforms. …

Be more efficient and get things done with Todoist 10

The last big new addition in Todoist 10 are the new gestures and multi-item editing. In older versions, you used to swipe left on an item to reveal …

Top new typefaces of 2014

Although I am slowly coming around1 to Massimo Vignelli’s assertion that designers should only use a handful of typefaces, I enjoyed seeing …

The 3 Pillars of Great Web Writing - Copyblogger

If you summarized every single book and article written on writing for the web, you’d get the three words I’m about to tell you.<p>Yet, no one — not …

Ad Agency’s Job Ads Creatively Use Graphic Design Symbols Icons

<b>Instead of</b> posting a traditional job listing online, McCann Prague created a series of eye-catching ‘Designer Wanted’ print ads to attract candidates.<p>…

T. S. Eliot’s Summer Home to Become Writers Retreat, Reading for Pleasure, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

13 Must-Read Books for April

April showers mean plenty of rainy days to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for some buzz-y books to add to your reading list, you can’t go wrong with the 13 on this list. From your favorite ’90s scary story teller, R. L. Stine, to a gripping memoir by Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, …

Tory Burch’s Ex-Husband Is Now Selling Office Furniture

J. Christopher Burch, whose “revenge retail” operation C. Wonder failed mightily earlier this year, invests in office products.<p>I’ve never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested, with close-cut salt-and-pepper hair, Nicolau jumps …

Feast on Our Favorite New Cookbooks for Spring

Our favorite titles this spring are mouthwatering, chic, and—oh, yeah—healthy.<p>As spring creeps in, so do new crops of delicious things like peas, ramps—and new cookbooks. These eight stunning tomes, which all debut this spring, are filled with mouth-watering recipes. And, oh yeah—they're kinda …

Genius

15 Useful Web Typography Tools, Libraries And Frameworks

Dealing with typography on the web has been real quirky. <b>Each browser has their own algorithm to render fonts</b> which could lead to unexpected …

Emily St. John Mandel's 'Station Eleven' wins the Tournament of Books

It's been a good few months for Emily St. John Mandel. Her novel "Station Eleven" was a finalist for the National Book Award, and landed on the PEN/Faulkner shortlist and the longlist of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Even George R.R. Martin is a fan. And now: Here comes the Rooster.<p>Mandel …

Books

9 Hacks To Get Much More Organized In Your Life

If you are reading this, it means there’s too much going on in your life, whether it’s stuff, people, commitments or general confusion. I don’t think …

Productivity

Cookies at the Ready: Never (Ever!) Deal With Rock-Hard Brown Sugar Again

Rock-hard brown sugar is the worst! Learn how to soften it in record time, plus tips for storing it so you never have to deal with lumps again.<p>It never fails: You get an urge to bake a batch of chocolate chunk cookies, preheat the oven, plug in the mixer, and gather your ingredients only to find …

Baking

The History of Typography in Print Magazine - Print Magazine

<i>In the Spring 2015 issue of</i> Print <i>magazine, Paul Shaw charts the bold (and at times, bizarre)</i> <i><br>evolution of typography within</i> Print <i>in timeline format.</i> …

The best productivity apps for iOS and Android: Part 1

In today’s busy world, ways to enhance productivity are becoming increasingly important as workloads become heavier and free time more scarce. …

Apps

8 Books That Were Disliked by Their Own Authors

Writing a full-length novel is a labor of love. Most authors who manage to put together a best-selling book often have mixed emotions about their …

Literature

The true story behind Lost’s mythic beginning

Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a writer with the “think tank” ABC put together when developing the JJ Abrams-directed, Damon Lindelof-written pilot episode …

30 Excellent Slow Cooker Recipes For Lazy People

Sometimes, you’re just not into cooking. Takes time. Can get tricky. You can cut yourself. Don’t want to miss the newest episode of your favorite …

Cooking