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Feeling Stuck? 5 Tips to Restart your Content-Creating Brain

http://ift.tt/2prhPMd<p>Feeling Stuck? 5 Tips to Restart your Content-Creating Brain<p>http://ift.tt/2qt776z<p>Blank space: Great when it’s a song by Taylor …

Marketing

The Top 10 Tips For Plotting And Finishing A Book

If you are looking for help in writing your story it is probably because you have tried to just sit down and be creative. This seldom works.<p>You have …

Does using more semicolons make an author more pretentious?

In Kurt Vonnegut’s 2005 essay collection <i>A Man Without a Country,</i> he includes the following message on punctuation:<p><b>Here is a lesson in creative</b> …

Creative Writing

Write Like You Talk

A writer friend advised, when I was starting out on my first book: “write like you talk.” I took that to mean that good writing must have a …

Writing

4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories

Creating characters in short stories is the same as creating characters in novels, but once again, when dealing with a reduced word count we have to …

Hump Day Humor: 'The Dark Side of Writing' | Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

I have wondered about the dark side of writing. You know. That place where everything is made up, people have unusual names, and they express their …

Temple of the Dog: An Oral History

Chris Cornell, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament look back at pivotal grunge supergroup, and ahead to their upcoming tour<p>There's no saga in rock history …

TV

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

This summer’s must-read books for the beach

“The Girls” by Emma Cline<br>(Random House), out June 14<p>With near unanimous praise from everyone who contributed to this list, “The Girls” easily earned …

Books
Art

Francesco Botticini (Francesco di Giovanni) | Saint Sebastian | The Met

Giuseppe Fiocco. "Le pitture venete del Castello di Konopiste." <i>Arte veneta</i> 2 (1948), p. 29 n. 1, attributes it to Castagno and observes Domenico …

The Surprising Way I Broke through Writer's Block and Delivered my Debut Book on Time

How to power bomb distraction in the 21st century<p>The cursor blinked. And blinked again.<p>Aligned left and waiting for a letter to show up. The screen empty. Blinking at me.<p>"I'm only on Chapter 5," I'm thinking, sweating. "The manuscript is due in 3 weeks."<p>In October, I landed a 6-figure book deal …

Time Management

“The Boxcar Children” and the Spirit of Capitalism

The second time that Gertrude Chandler Warner published “The Boxcar Children,” a tale of four orphaned adventurers named Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, the year was 1942, and the book was so successful that it erased Warner’s first version, published by Rand McNally in 1924 (with a hyphen in its …

Books

Detroit Pastor Fatally Shoots Attacker During Church Service, Police Say

A pastor shot and killed a man who allegedly tried to attack him with a brick during a church service in Detroit on Sunday.<p>Detroit police said a man entered the ministry shortly after the start of the 1:30 p.m. service at the City of God church, according to the Detroit Free Press. The newspaper …

Concealed Carry