Charlotta Amato

60 Flips | 9 Magazines | 3 Followers | @CharlottaAmato | Keep up with Charlotta Amato on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Charlotta Amato”

Fabulously Creepy Reads by 13 Women Writers

Photo: Courtesy of Publisher<p>In the horror-and-thriller pantheon, women writers have often been given (especially) short shrift. Sure, you've read Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe and maybe even H.P. Lovecraft—maybe you were even assigned them in school. But have you heard of Charlotte Perkins …

Books

the artist

Why You Need To Know (and Love) Writer Roxane Gay

For most of us, making Oprah’s Book Club List would be the peak of a career. Life complete. Call it a day. It just doesn’t get any better. But while …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …

Joel Berg: How Hungry is America?

United States

Shift to 'Food Insecurity' Creates Startling New Picture of Hunger in America

Millions of working Americans are "food insecure."<p>Her face was small and pitiful: a brown-eyed, blond-curled toddler, eyes darting, lying on a doctor's table. First we saw her belly, rounder than her skinny legs would suggest, prodded by a physician. And then the camera pulled back, showing the …

Ten rules for writing fiction

<b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin</b><p><b>1</b> Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry …

10 Beautiful Vintage Photos of the Hamptons

A collection of vintage Hamptons photography that include ivy-covered doorways in East Hampton, Truman Capote in Sagaponack, and Jasper Johns in Water Mill.<p>A collection of vintage Hamptons photography that include ivy-covered doorways in East Hampton, Truman Capote in Sagaponack, and Jasper Johns …

Vintage

Contemporary Ranch Style Residence Inspiring a State of Well-Being

There are quite a few design tricks out there that can transform a house into a home. This ranch style residence by Stephen Moser Architect achieves …

8 Lovely Ways To Decorate With Leopard

Scrolling through Instagram has us seeing spots, quite literally. Here, we round up some of our favorite posts, from must-follow interior design influencers, that feature leopard.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Add a dose of leopard upholstery to break-up a a color-heavy (in this case blue-on-blue) space.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> A …

Living Rooms

Alice Walker on Creativity

To wonder what creativity is is among the chronic perplexities of the human condition. We’ve dissected its four essential stages, outlined its five steps of idea-production, and expounded theories about how it works. And yet the nature of creativity eludes us, perhaps because somewhere between the …

Make Your Scenes Real

Very often when I’m reading a manuscript for another writer the scenes will fall flat. The primary reason for this is that I (as a reader) am not …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Writing and Life

In the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve absorbed David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable advice from other great writers. Now comes <b>Jack Kerouac</b> (March 12, 1922–October 21, 1969) — cultural icon, symbolism …

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)<p>In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, <i>Tropic of</i> …

Thank you so much! This method is wonderful, and o...

Thank you so much! This method is wonderful, and of all the methods I've tried before, this one seems to work the best for me!<br>I do have a query that …

How And When To Get Permission To Use Quotes In Your Writing - Writer's Relief, Inc.

It’s perfectly okay to quote an excerpt of another author’s work in your writing, but it’s not always okay to do so <i>without permission</i>. If you don’t …

Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> knows a thing or two about the secret of the creative life. In this mashup of Gaiman’s Nerdist podcast interview and scenes from films about writers, video-monger Brandon Farley captures the essence of Gaiman’s philosophy on writing and his advice to aspiring writers — a fine addition …

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing — from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent …

Wheel of emotions poster for writers

Related Articles<p>A while ago I shared one of these on Twitter and recommending printing it out and putting it near the desk; somebody asked “do you …

Writing