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The Many Futuristic Predictions of H.G. Wells That Came True

Science fiction pioneer H.G. Wells conjured some futuristic visions that haven't (yet) come true: a machine that travels back in time, a man who …

9 Leadership Books Every Boss and Manager Should Read

Great leaders all come from a variety of backgrounds and values, but they all share certain key traits that make them beloved by the people under …

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

It can be problematic to get organized and keep track of all the expenses and responsibilities. Sure, you can always write everything down, but there …

Your Business

A hundred years on from Agatha Christie’s first novel, crime fiction is going cosy again

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marples are among golden age sleuths giving new inspiration to a genre tired of alcoholic divorcees and goth hackers<p>Forget domestic noir and put down all those books with “Girl” in the title. Crime fiction is turning back the clock to its golden age with a host of books that …

Books

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Novella

Over the past several weeks or so, I’ve been experimenting with a form of fiction I’ve never tried before: the novella. If you don’t already know, a …

Science fiction icon David Gerrold reflects on 50 years of ‘Star Trek’

I was 9 years old, prowling through the Van Nuys public library, when I discovered a book called “Rocket Ship Galileo,” by some guy named Robert A. …

Q&A with Ian McEwan: The art of writing, the writer's life

Ian McEwan was ranked by the Times of London among the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His novels, including <i>Amsterdam</i>, which won the 1998 Man …

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir

Author Q&A<p>A conversation with Alison Weir<p>Sheri Holman grew up in rural Virginia and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her novel, The Dress Lodger, was …

Goodbye to Wasted Time: My 3 Hour/Day "Power Work" Plan

When I scroll through my past scribbles on Elise & Thomas, I realize how far we have come, both professionally and as a couple. Whilst I do whine …

8 Consistent Behaviors of Highly Authentic Leaders

Authentic leaders that truly walk the walk engage in these 8 behaviors every day. With intention, you too can step into your greatest authenticity.<p>In an era where virtually everyone is calling themselves a leader or entrepreneur, how can we distinguish the truly great ones from everyone else? And …

Procrastination

I Changed 5 Jobs In A Year. Here’s What I Learnt As A Creative Person On A Hunt For That ‘Perfect Job’

My degree certifies me as an Electronics and Communication engineer. Because, like many others, I too fell into the ugly Indian trap of 'job …

5 Tricks To Nailing The Toughest Job Interview Questions

, Women@Forbes<p>(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)<p>It can be challenging figuring out on the spot how to answer questions thrown at you during a job interview — especially if they are not ones you were expecting. If you want to impress, it is not enough to merely respond to the question. Tough questions …

Employment

3 words that could kill your job interview

Job interviews are terrifying for most people. So much is at stake, and a few wrong words could kill your chances of getting that coveted job offer. But how are you supposed to know which words to avoid?<p>In my experience, there are three in particular that interviewers don't want to hear. These …

These Are the 10 Highest-Paying, Least-Stressful Jobs

Thinking about a career change? Consider these career fields that can pad your wallet without long hours or too much anxiety.<p>Recently, <i>Business Insider</i> consulted the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Information Network (or O*NET, a database that ranks professions on a scale of zero …

5 Ways To Drive Employees Crazy And How To Prevent Them

Shutterstock<p>Congruence is the pragmatic correspondence between what people think, feel, say and do. This is the key to effective leadership and sustainable success. By being congruent, leaders define organizational values and help weave the fabric of organizational culture. By the same token, they …

Management

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

How to Stay Organized During a Revision

Hi, everyone! Becca and I are back from our break and ready to rumble. We spent the week visiting with relatives, hosting dinner parties, catching up …

How Great Book Descriptions Sell More Books

No matter which site you’re using to sell your books, book descriptions are more important to sales than most authors realize. Many times I’ll see …

Characters Don't Change, but Readers Do

The novelist and poet Alice Mattison discusses finding inspiration in the unconventional short stories of Grace Paley.<p>In the 1970s, Alice Mattison made a decision that would transform her life: She hired a babysitter to care for her infant son, which gave her two two-hour shifts a week in which to …

The Secret To Good Article Writing

But is the article writing job really for you? Just because you are a good writer does not mean that it is. Read on to see if you should pursue it, …

How Long Did The World's Most Famous Books Take To Write?

Famous Books – Have you ever wondered how long it would take to write a novel? A year? Two? Maybe even 10 years? Many budding authors are put off at …

Imaginary Maps In Fantasy Fiction

Over the course of the summer the Library of Congress in the United States published a wonderful online series called “<i>Imaginary Maps in Literature</i> …

Literature

Introducing the Readings Young Adult Book Prize

In 2014, we announced two literary prizes intended to support emerging Australian writers: the Readings Children’s Book Prize, and the Readings Prize …

‘Commonwealth’: Ann Patchett’s masterful novel of family and family secrets

We love Ann Patchett for her novels, but her new one, “Commonwealth,” reminds us that, in another world, she could have been one of our favorite short story writers, too. When she edited “The Best American Short Stories” in 2006, she singled out Eudora Welty as “the hero of my life,” and that …

Books

The Story Behind Margaret Atwood's Bonkers New Comic About a Flying Cat-Bird Superhero

Margaret Atwood’s next book isn’t what you’re expecting, unless you’re expecting a bird conservation superhero comic about a flying man-cat-owl …

Write the Kind of Story You Would Like to Read

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you …

Authors

Novel continues tale of state's first woman deputy sheriff

When author Amy Stewart visited a Paterson library to find out more about the first woman who was a deputy sheriff in New Jersey, the Texas native …