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3 creative writing exercises to help you read like an author – at Reedsy

<b>Very Important re-blog today…</b>Nail Your NovelWant to learn some ninja plotting skills? Try these exercises at Reedsy.Reedsy is principally known as a …

Creative Writing

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Literature

21 girl power picture books to help inspire strong girls

Remember when books aimed at girls were covered in pink and glitter? Today, all those princesses seem to be surrounded by small, raised fists.<p>Book sellers are embracing feminism for young readers, inspired by current events and the success of books — like “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” and …

Books

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media | Top 5 Wednesday

Creative Writing

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

Literature

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Writing

2 Plays and a Parade | Adventure Series

How celebrity book clubs are changing the literary world for good

Last week the internet all but imploded with the news that Reese Witherspoon, queen of the book-to-screen adaptation, will be giving another tome the</i> …

Are Depression And Creativity Sometimes Linked?

Off Topic Popular<p>Updated February 27, 2018 1712 Views 2 Comments<p>Share146<p>Tweet50<p>+11<p>Share2<p>Stumble125<p>Pin1<p>Shares 325<p>Depression and creativity are almost …

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year's contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of …

National Parks

Success on YouTube Means Living in Poverty???

6 (More) Ways to Improve Your Book by Writing Humor

Humor is like any other type of writing: setup, payoff, setup, payoff, lather, rinse, repeat. That’s all there is to it!Okay, that’s not <i>all</i> there is …

3 Principles of a Successful Freelance Career

Today’s guest post is excerpted from <i>The New Freelance</i> by Amanda Layman (@amandamlayman).When I began working as a freelancer, I wanted to find …

Profit

The Challenge of Pulling Off a Dead Narrator

Today’s post is by regular contributor Peter Selgin, the award-winning author of <i>Your First Page.</i> He offers first-page critiques to show just how much …

Books

Oscar-worthy travel: 8 destinations every film buff needs to visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Meryl Streep, Daniel Kaluuya and Mary J. Blige ready themselves for this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, millions of movie fans are waiting to see who will take home those coveted gold statues.<p>Win or lose, the locations where those Best Picture nominees were filmed -- think North …

Harry Potter

Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Marvel's new Captain America comics

The National Book Award winner will take charge of the next series for Marvel following on from his work on the latest Black Panther comics<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates will be taking over Marvel Comics’ Captain America, helming a new series of the comics set to drop on the Fourth of July.<p>In an essay for the …

Comics

Record-breaking Harry Potter magic exhibition goes online

As the British Library’s most popular exhibition ends, Google brings it to life again<p>As the real doors close on the most successful exhibition in the history of the British Library, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, virtual doors open on a version created with the library’s curators for the Google …

Books

Marvel comics' Fresh Start looks like a return to old cliches

With yet another reboot for Thor, Iron Man and Hulk on the cards, the cartoon giant is showing worrying signs of pandering to its most conservative readers<p>Another year, another relaunch at Marvel comics: on Tuesday, it was announced that it is revamping its output with a project called Fresh Start. …

Comics

Here's How to Create Your Own Metaphors

How to Create Metaphors<p>Metaphor Exercises to Enliven Your Writing<p>Updated September 08, 2017<p>A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object …

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

When you crack open a book, you generally know what you’re getting yourself into, format wise. A story divided into chapters made of indented …

Books

Writers Of Color Are Making Their Own Canon

As a young African writer who came to the US for college, Akwaeke Emezi worried that she wouldn’t get published with her abstract style. She found the nerve to write the book she wanted anyway.<p><b>My childhood can</b> be measured easily, in pools of light spilling onto pages and books blanketing the …

FBI Profiling of SERIAL KILLERS: 3 Notorious Cases

<i>Photo courtesy of doctorwho.wikia.com.</i>In 1972, the FBI established the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU). The unit’s goal was straightforward. It wanted …

Crime

The Essential First Step for New Authors: Book Reviews, Not Sales

Photo credit: B Tal on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NCToday’s guest post is by David Wogahn (@wogahn) of Author Imprints and author of <i>The Book Reviewer</i> …

Writing

Turns out Steve Bannon’s favorite novel is very, very racist

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related topics.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book links roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of February 4, 2018.<p>At the Paris Review’s blog, Zan …

How Netflix is Changing Science Fiction (Beyond Big Marketing Gimmicks)

<i>Sense8</i>. <i>Okja</i>. <i>Bright</i>. <i>The OA</i>. <i>Mute</i>. <i>Travelers</i>. <i>Dark</i>. <i>Altered Carbon.</i> <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i>. Plus <i>The Expanse</i> and <i>Annihilation</i>, internationally speaking. In …

Science Fiction

Amazon’s Audiobook Strategy Could Become the New Normal in Publishing

Amazon is shaking up another segment of the book business.<p>Since its introduction over a decade ago, Kindle has set the standard for e-readers. Once …

Novelist Lev Grossman on why James Joyce’s Dublin matches J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth

“[C.S.] Lewis was a great world builder, but he was incredibly sloppy by modern standards. Narnia was not up to code.”<p>Few fantasy series of the past 10 years have achieved the reach of Lev Grossman’s <i>Magicians</i> trilogy of novels, which began with <i>The Magicians</i> in 2009, continued with <i>The Magician King</i> …

Books

Things I Hate in Books

The parts of a story: Creating a cohesive whole

When you’re writing a first or even second draft, the parts of a story – exposition, development, and ending – often feel disconnected. For a …

Creative Writing

J.K. Rowling tells us all what her secret to writing is

(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)<p><b>If you dream of being the next J.K. Rowling then take note as she reveals what her secrets are to creating the</b> …