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10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid

Some writers love writing dialogue and others find it intimidating. Given that modern novels are full of dialogue, it is something we need to take …

Creative 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 …

Creative Writing

Too pretty to play? Stephen Curry and the light-skinned black athlete

During an interview this spring, Golden State Warriors Draymond Green discussed why players around the league have long doubted or dismissed the …

President Trump’s first 100 days: The fact check tally

President Donald Trump is the most fact-challenged politician that The Fact Checker has ever encountered. He earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings during …

Superman Will Fight the KKK in a New Movie Based on a True Story

Superman has faced off against a number of enemies before, including Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Bizarro, and even Batman. But in 1946, Superman pummeled …

F. Scott Fitzgerald Will Never Die

A collection of unpublished stories, 'I'd Die for You,' brings the famous Jazz Age author back to life, sadder and funnier than ever before.<p>When it comes to being pigeonholed, few writers invite such easy association and expectation as F. Scott Fitzgerald, who coined the term "Jazz Age" and helped …

The Truth About Book Publishing: 3 Stories All Writers Need to Hear

The stories we tell ourselves are like glasses through which we understand the world. They define the field we play on and guide the decisions we …

How Lorde's 'Green Light' Was Shaped By Her Synesthesia

Over a building disco beat on her single “Green Light,” Lorde sings, “I hear sounds in my mind / Brand new sounds in my mind.” In reality, how the …

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence — and it’s all in his new book, out next week.<p>Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, reached meme-status last fall for predicting long before anyone else that …

Donald Trump

Access a database of 70,000 books banned around the world going back to 1575

Soon the world will have a massive physical monument to censorship.<p>This year, Argentine artist Marta Minujín will open an installation built from books, all of which were banned around the world at some point in history. The “Parthenon of Books,” a re-creation of her 1983 installation in Buenos …

Literature

The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

The United States periodically debates whether to do more or less abroad. Trump won by promising both. But he can’t possibly deliver.<p>Every 20 years or so—the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how …

Five Dystopian Books Every Man Should Read

The etymology of the word “dystopia” is as you would expect: from the ancient Greek, it’s literal translation is “bad place”. However, its antonym …

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream—and the Brain Processes Responsible

The brain’s dream factory has been identified, with scientists finding a so-called "hot zone" that can be used to predict if a person is dreaming and …

The best writing advice from J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and more

April 10 marks National Encourage A Young Writer Day, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the best advice our favorite authors have given to …

Creative Writing

Structuring Emotion in the Novel and Screenplay

IN a recent article I wrote about how to avoid blunting the creative impulse resulting from excessive preparation of a <b>novel</b> or screenplay.I suggested …

Climbing

Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes

It’s fair to say the smartphone camera has become the digital tool of most use, rendering the average person’s camera roll essentially a memory buffer where carefully composed photographs rub up against snaps of receipts, funny stuff you saw on the street and fancied sharing with friends, and, …

Apps

Celebrate Literature Instead of Your Alma Mater With These Pennant Flags

Pennant flags have long been used by sport fans to celebrate their favorite team, but what about the bookworms looking to show their pride? …

Books

28 Great Writing Tips for Authors on Twitter • Reedsy

28 of the Best #WritingTips from Twitter<p>The average author’s relationship with social media is getting more complicated by the day. On one hand, it’s …

Use AI to turn your favorite film into a color palette

If you're seeking color inspiration from a distinctive-looking film like <i>Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, you could just "eyedrop" it in Photoshop or try an app like Adobe Color CC. Thanks to Vancouver-based developer Jack Qiao, though, there's now a slightly easier way. He came up with Colormind, an AI …

Why Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is an Underappreciated Modern Classic

With new episodes of Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down" about to premiere, we sing the praises of the director's under-appreciated masterpiece.<p><i>“Can’t</i> …

7 of the Most Extreme Towns on the Planet

From cold to hot and high to remote, these are some of the most extreme locations that humans inhabit.<p>In towns that have hundreds of citizens to cities that have hundreds of thousands, residents of Earth have found some extreme locations to call home. Let's take a tour of some of the coldest, most …

5 Psychological Thrillers That Aren’t Formulaic

This is a guest post from Rabeea, a Karachi-based book critic presently writing for Chicago Review of Books, Wales Art Review, Storgy, Brooklyn Mag …

Books

19 children's books you should re-read as an adult, according to a managing librarian at the New York Public Library

Just because we get older doesn't mean the life lessons we learn from children's books are any less important.<p>We asked Louise Lareau, the managing librarian at the Children's Center at the New York Public Library, to recommend the books that every adult should read again.<p>Here are 19 of the most …

7 psychological phrases to know if you're dating a narcissist

Without the right words, everything can seem confusing, especially if you haven't read about personality disorders before.<p>Psychologists and the online community of survivors of narcissistic relationships use several terms to help make sense of what happened to them, such as why they fell for a …

Best Book Writing Software: The 6 Documents You Always Need Open as a Writer

If you’ve been around The Write Practice long, you’ll have noticed we’ve recently talked a lot about which book writing software you should use. …

Productivity

How to Edit Your Story Like a New York Publisher

You have finished writing the first draft of your story, a version of your whole story from beginning to end. Now it is time to edit, to revise your …

Creative Writing

How to Write Suspense Like Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was dubbed the ‘Master of Suspense’ because his films, many adapted from novels, short stories and plays, were masterful at building …

Writing

Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Letter Is A Sad Reminder Of The Painful Tragedy That Mental Illness Can Be

Virginia Woolf was one of the greatest English authors who wrote some groundbreaking novels which are considered a masterpiece even today. A woman of …

Why Second-Person Point of View Is Rarely Used in Fiction

Second-Person Point of View<p>Updated February 08, 2018<p>Second-person point of view is a form of writing in which the point of view of a narrative work …

Creative Writing