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Learn How to Write Your Own Novel With This Creative Writing Course

This beginner's creative writing class is on sale for just $24.<p>Anyone can write a story, but not everyone can weave one into something that’ll fly …

The Most-Highlighted Book on Amazon Is 11 Years Old and Was Rejected by 27 Publishers

Among other things: "There are parts of it that make me cringe a little bit."<p>Have you read <i>The Four Hour Work Week</i>?<p>It was a massive bestseller for years, and has been translated into more than 40 languages. However, I was surprised to realize that more than a decade after its publication, it still …

How to Stop Feeling Like a Wannabe and Turn Pro In Your Writing Career

“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are.The counterfeit …

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …

The Power of Showing Up — What I’ve Learned From Three Years of Writing

I’ve been writing for over three years now.When I started, I had no idea I’d write as much as I have or accomplish as much as I have.Like you, I had …

Writing is easy

Is it, though?Writing is not easy. It takes commitment, desire, hard work, and a lot of hours spent attempting to focus on adding words to the blank …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

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I Copied the Routines of Famous Writers and It Sucked

Did Balzac really drink 50 cups of coffee a day? Does Murakami actually wake up at 4 AM? For a week, I tried to live like famous writers. It went poorly.<p>“For me writing is like breathing,” the poet Pablo Neruda told the <i>Paris Review</i> in 1971. “I could not live without breathing and I could not live …

These online writing classes can help you finally write that novel

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How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge<p>Before 2017 ends and you start planning how to lose weight in 2018 as part of your New Year’s …

Workouts

Get Strong With This Intense Full-Body Yoga Routine

Yoga is wonderful for so many reasons. It's great for stretching, refocusing your mind, and unwinding after a long day. For some people, relaxing, …

A day in the life of a retired Navy SEAL commander, who wakes up at 4:30 a.m., trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and doesn't eat for 72 hours at a time

Jocko Willink retired from the US Navy SEALs in 2010, but he hasn't eased his intense approach to life.<p>As the commander of SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit in the Iraq War, Willink led his men with the mantra "discipline equals freedom." That is, by …

Most People Who Want To Become Successful Don't Practice This 1 Simple Skill (And It's Required In Order To Win) | Inc.com

Becoming a successful writer was all I ever wanted.<p>For years, I kept my writing to myself. I would hide my works-in-progress, I would shy away from letting anyone read what I'd written for the day--and all the while I would hope for "success."<p>Fast-forward tens of millions of views later, and I get …

Self-improvement

Maynard James Keenan and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: See Singer Train, Discuss Why He Fights

In the final episode of <i>Revolver</i>'s four-part video series with Maynard James Keenan, "The Art of Work," we join the Tool, A Perfect Circle and …

Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga

Perhaps I'm biased since it's the one form of fitness I've ever unconditionally loved, but it always bums me out when people dismiss yoga for being "too easy." (Have you tried Bikram?) Or that it isn't good cardio. (Let's revisit that after we go to the heart-pounding vinyasa class.) One of the …

50 Quick Writing Prompts for Journals, Blogs, and Essays

Are you stuck for something to write about? Maybe you're scratching your head trying to come up with a fresh idea for a personal essay—a narrative or …

Tips that pay off: Figure out what to do with your life

You’ve earned the obligatory undergraduate degree. Maybe you’ve been coasting at a safe, steady job since then. Now it’s time to figure out what you …

Beginner Writing 101: Types, How-To & Expert Tips

Reading Time: 21 minutes<p>Communication has been evolved out into many forms since the inception of our species and over these billion years the form …

I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being bored

As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining stories that I later wrote into my tattered journals.<p>This tendency toward unscheduled …

Creativity

How to Write Thought-Provoking and Attention-Grabbing Email Copy

Writing email copy is not an easy process but it is something you can learn. Make the tone of your correspondence warm and friendly, as if you are writing to one person. In this article, you are going to learn about the different types of email and some creative writing techniques that should help …

Creative Writing

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Kazushi Sakuraba's War on the Guard

Early in Sakuraba's career, Brazilian fighters realized that they could stall him out in the guard. The jumping stomps, sliding side kicks and cartwheels Sakuraba developed to counter this helped turn the Japanese stand out into MMA's greatest icon.<p>The Japanese crowd roared its approval as the …

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So, You Want To Be A Writer? There's Never Been A Better Time Than Right Now...

If there's one thing most writers agree upon, it's the fact that creating something original is hard, but choosing to unleash it into big, wide world …

How to Stop Being a Lazy Piece of Garbage

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.<p>…

7 Reasons Why Your Testosterone Is Low

<b>Testosterone is essential for men’s (and women’s) health.</b> If you ask most men what the role of testosterone is in the body, they’ll likely say it …

How you can build big shoulders without weights

The 5 Best Luxury Hotel Wellness Programs in the U.S.<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Dumbbell Workout<p>How to Slash Your Risk of Heart Failure By 30%<p>The World …

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Why Are Smart People So Miserable? | Inc.com

There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most jokes, there's some truth behind it. According to many studies, intelligence (of the intellectualizing …

Happiness

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

Writing For Profit. Three Failures And A Big Lesson

Four years ago I decided to break out of my cubicle handcuffs. I wanted to be a writer.<p>I needed a plan. Being a writer can mean so many different …

What you need to know about Persona 5 if you’ve never played a Persona game

This is very different from any other role-playing game<p>We’re Persona fans here at Polygon. We played the hell out of <i>Persona 5</i> for our review and loved it. We’re already working on a bunch of in-depth guides to help you out, and we’ve even gathered specific tips to help you get through the first 20 …

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