Casey Heinisch

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Lightsaber heels, BB-8 purse, Darth Vader dress: ‘Star Wars’ merchandise attracting more women

Disneyland has introduced some new Star Wars-related souvenirs. Many, like these original motion picture clutch purses are designed to appeal to …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

What is Literary Fiction?

What is literary fiction? It’s a genre category used to describe fiction that:<p><b>1. Is valued highly for its quality of form and creative use of …

Study Shows Sarcasm May Boost Your Creativity

For ’90s kids, the patron saint of sarcasm is Daria. She’s a bountiful font of cartoon snark and represents who we all secretly wish we were (hence all our Halloween costumes). We’d present her an award for “Best Sarcasm Role Model,” but she’d probably be all, “gee thanks,” and sneer. While your …

15 Outstanding Tips for Blog Writers from Popular Bloggers

Do you want to blog better, faster and with more fun?I’ve collected 15<b> badass</b> tips for blog writers.These 15 tips are from some of my favorite …

Writing

Stephen King Creates a List of 82 Books for Aspiring Writers (to Supplement an Earlier List of 96 Recommend Books)

Stephen King has given writers a lot to think about these past few years in his numerous interviews and in his statement of craft, <i>On Writing</i>. He …

Ilys is a clever app for distraction-free creative writing

There are plenty of minimalist, ‘distraction-free’ writing apps out there, but Ilys is by far the most distraction-free I’ve ever seen.<p>As the annual National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) approaches, you might be looking for a tool to help you build up a longform piece of work. Ilys …

Creative Writing

Margaret Atwood On How Tech Influences Creativity

The author behind your favorite thought-provoking, dystopian parables talks with Co.Create about mediums, messages, and more.<p>In the latest thought-provoking, dystopian parable from noted words-genius, Margaret Atwood, society is experimenting with becoming a prison. The entire population of the …

Creativity

9 Hurdles I’ve Faced as a Blogger and How I Got Over Them

I was speaking at a small event here in Melbourne recently and I was asked about the common hurdles bloggers face when building profitable blogs. …

A Dark, Lonely Wood: Talking With Laird Barron About Horror & The Abyss

<i>Laird Barron is one of fiction’s worst kept secrets. He’s</i> <i>the author</i> <i>of two novels — </i>The Croning <i>and</i> The Light is the Darkness <i>(2012) — and “a loose</i> …

WATCH: Bizarre butterfly UFO branded one of clearest 'alien crafts' EVER caught on camera

SECURETEAM10•YouTubeThe odd<p>The odd-shaped "black craft" with several lights apparently on its underside is said to have been videod and photographed …

Here is my first ever income report. Learn how I made over $15,000 from my blogs + businesses online. Learn how you can make money blogging too!

2 years later..<p>I've finally got the guts to do this.<p>So hi awesome! Welcome to my first ever “income report”.<p>This is not only an income report, but …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

This is the best explanation yet for that 'alien megastructure' 1,400 light-years away

A curious star more than 1,400 light-years from Earth has completely baffled astronomers.<p>It's so unlike anything we've ever seen, scientists can't …

Penn State

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

Astronomers Begin Worldwide Observations of ‘Unusual’ Star as SETI Listens for Alien Signals

Astronomers have begun a follow-up study of the unusual star KIC 8462852 in the hopes of explaining Kepler’s enigmatic observations. To that end, the …

Aliens

Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life

<i>About twenty years ago, I had a portable spa in the back yard of my first house. One day, the heater stopped working, so I called a repairman to come</i> …

Stephen King

This Literary Horror Tale Will Reawaken Your Love For H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft is a polarizing figure nowadays—even if you ignore all the hugely problematic elements of his writing. But he still pioneered so much …

West Indies

This Amazing Man Threw His Wife a Harry Potter Birthday Party and It Was Magical

#RelationshipGoals.<p>Amanda met her husband Corey when they were 18-year-old college freshmen. She was living in Ohio at the time and Corey was in Indiana, but they were introduced by a mutual friend who went to his school and immediately hit it off. They dated long-distance for four years and got …

SETI is looking for alien signals around the mysteriously dim star KIC 8462852

Last week, news of a mysterious star that may harbor alien life made a splash in the media, and now the star has caught the eye of SETI — world’s …

Writing Your Author Bio? Here Are 10 Great Examples.

Writing your author bio can be a daunting task, but a well-crafted bio can help readers learn more about what makes you and your books so …

Has the Kepler Space Telescope Discovered an Alien Megastructure?

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is tasked with finding small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars. However, exoplanets aren’t the only thing Kepler can …

Scientists are days from finding out if that mysterious star could actually harbor aliens

For the last week, Vakoch and his colleagues at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute have been pointing the ground-based Allen Telescope Array in California at the enigmatic star with one goal in mind.<p>"We're trying to rule out the hypothesis that maybe it's intelligence out …

'Star Wars' fans think Luke Skywalker might be evil in 'The Force Awakens'

After three trailers and an official poster for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there's at least one question on every fan's mind: <b>Where is Luke?</b><p>Other than this mysterious shot of a robotic hand reaching out to R2-D2 — which fans have assumed belongs to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — and a leaked …

Star Wars

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

On writing well: 9 celebrated authors’ insights

All fiction writers want to write well. Here are 9 famous authors on writing well and mastering the art of fiction:<b>Remember to write for yourself</b>It …

Creative Writing

The 12 Question Fiction Writing Conflict Test

A good book offers interesting characters in conflict with each other, but how do you tell if you have enough in your novel? Read this post, then …

Creative Writing

How to Develop Your Best Novel Writing Ideas

How many novel writing ideas do you need?Writing a novel is no small task. In fact, it’s a momentous task. Some writers spend years just eking out a …

Writing

Four Ideas for Writing More, and Better

In <i>On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft</i> Stephen King says “<i>If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a</i> …

Creative Writing

10 of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories ever - Vox

Including Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Kurt Vonnegut.<p>For the first time ever, the renowned <i>Best American</i> series of anthologies has published a collection of the country's best science fiction and fantasy stories. <i>Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy</i> is a terrific book, filled with 20 …