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Recipes and Household Tips from Great Writers

Household chores. We dread them, we put them off indefinitely, we think of them as anything but entertainment. But here comes <b>The Household Tips of the Great Writers</b> — an imaginative and impossibly humorous omnibus of literary impersonation by parodist extraordinaire <b>Mark Crick</b>, who guides us through …

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Ordinary Books Transformed into Charming Little Buildings

Dutch artist Frank Halmans transforms ordinary stacks of books into charming little buildings. For his series <i>Built of Books</i>, Halmans carves squares and rectangles into old textbooks and binds them altogether like a quaint little town made of rows of narrow buildings. Each quadrangle incision serves …

Books

Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> nearly a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her rules. My favorite is <b>Zadie Smith’</b>s list — an exquisite balance …

What Your Favorite Writers Listen to When They Sweat

I’ve often wondered what other writers do for exercise—and what music they listen to when they do.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Bigbadvoo</i><p>I’ve often wondered what other writers do for exercise—and what music they listen to when they do. Does a topless Salman Rushdie orgasm-face his way through pull-ups, …

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The Daily Routines Of Haruki Murakami, Freud, Jane Austen And Other Great Minds Revealed

How do the greatest minds in literature and science go about their day behind closed doors?<p>A fascinating peek at their daily activities is …

When Atwood met Munro: 'Nice books are boring'

Literary legends Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood had a live video chat. Here are some of the things they said<p>Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood are two of the world's most eminent living writers. Munro is 82, Atwood is 74. Munro has a Nobel Prize, Atwood has a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. …

Quotes for Writers: Novel Writing Advice

While fad advice in the writing world comes and goes, some wisdom is so novel that it’s withstood the test of time. Culled from 91 years of WD …

Writer’s Block: 27 Ways to Crush It Forever

Let me guess…<p>You’re staring at the blank screen. Your brain is fried. You can feel a headache coming on.<p>You know you should be writing, but…<p>You can’t …

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer

A couple of weeks ago we asked our readers to share their writing tips. The response was far beyond the initial expectations, and the quality of the …

Creative Writing

10 Winning Ways to Open Your Novel

by Darcy Pattison<p>In my book, START YOUR NOVEL, I list twelve ways to start novels and give examples from the top 100 opening lines of all times. …

John Steinbeck's Six Tips for Aspiring Writers

1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets …

Nine things I’ve learned about writing

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10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book

<i>Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.</i> <b><br>–Mark Twain</b>The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual …

Writing

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Natalie and Alan Papier had lived in their Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic home in Oak Park, IL with their two kids for a few years...<p>Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the...<p>The problem with loving all things …

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Flanking a gritty, humming stretch of Colfax Avenue, a Studiotrope-designed building weaves cultural influences into a community...<p>A 450-square-foot apartment in the Upper West Side needed to accommodate the resident’s working, entertaining, and resting needs,...<p>Dwell Creative Director Kyle Blue …

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Articles about 10 tiny houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm …

Ceramics

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A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.<p>A dated apartment in Milan receives a gut renovation.<p>An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.<p>A couple rehab and refine a drab suburban home outside of New York …

Architecture

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The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday.<p>Bring the sleek, sophisticated look of marble into your kitchen with these cheaper, more durable alternatives.<p>Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny …

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The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin’s Timeless Advice on Writing

<i>“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open,”</i> Stephen King advised. <i>“Do back exercises,”</i> Margaret Atwood suggested. <i>“Know everything about adjectives and punctuation, have moral intelligence,”</i> Susan Sontag counseled. Each accomplished author seems to have a different secret to the craft …

Daily Inspiration #1684

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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35 Books You Must Read In Your Lifetime

Books have the profound capacity to stay with us for the rest of our lives.<p>Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>Here are the top 35 books based on Reddit responses.<p>View As: …

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Is He 'The One?' How To Know, According To The Author Of 'How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy'

How do you know if you've found 'the one'?<p>According to Anne Milford, the married author of "How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy" who called off her first wedding five months before the Big Day, it's about that "certain spark."<p>"With my first fiance, I just felt that there was a certain spark missing," …

The 11 Reasons We Fall in Love With Someone

1. Similarity in attitudes, background, personality traits<p>2. Geographic proximity<p>3. Desirable characteristics of personality and appearance<p>4. Reciprocal affection, a.k.a. the fact that the other likes us<p>5. Satisfying needs<p>6. Physical and emotional arousal<p>7. Social influences, norms, and the …

Nailing Your Novel's First Chapter

Nailing Your Novel’s First Chapter<p>Posted by Guest on November 19, 2013 ·<p>Write the best first chapter possible.<p><i>Please welcome guest author Ellen Brock</i> …

How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News

The news is a great source of writing ideas.Creative people are always looking for inspiration, and writers are no exception.We look to the people in …

Creative Writing

10 Essentials for an Inspired Author’s Life

The romance of a tortured artist’s life aside, all writers are in search of the secrets that will allow us to keep the inspiration flowing through …

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure it's good. But here's some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the hell they're talking about.<p>Design by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed

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