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Tools for Writers: Omni Outliner

Many fiction writers are suspicious of outlining. There’s a tendency, especially among literary writers, to feel that anything thought out in advance …

Popular Fiction

“Let's talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation

The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.<p><i>Neil</i> …

Books

MUSE Is a Proven Step-by-Step Process For Crafting Powerful Stories From Scratch

At its core, filmmaking is the art of manipulating image and sound for the purpose of telling a story.<p>Sure, the idea of storytelling may have …

Creative Writing

9 Creative Ways to Serve Beer at Your Wedding

If you and your future-spouse are brew aficionados, we come bearing good news—there are so many creative ways to serve beer at your wedding in fun, unexpected ways. Plus, your nearest and dearest won't be able to say no to a classy cold one rolled out in style. Unsure how to serve beer at a wedding …

Meet Rebecca Dinerstein: the latest US literary sensation

At 21, native New Yorker Rebecca Dinerstein took off for the Arctic to seek inspiration. Now 27, her debut novel sparked a bidding war - and praise from Jonathan Safran Foer<p>"Some people are interested in riding motorcycles in South America and some people are interested in sheep and fog – I’m one …

Manchester’s Comma Press has launched MacGuffin, which not only allows authors to self-publish in text and audio, but also gives detailed analytics showing when readers get bored<p>It remains one of the paradoxes of publishing that while the popularity of essays and shortform writing (or longform …

Tech Industry

Frank Stanford's What About This Review

On June 3, 1978, Frank Stanford died of three self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the heart at his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Over the course of …

10 Essential Apple Watch Apps

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Finding apps to use on the new Apple Watch is a different proposition than locating apps for the …

What to read right now: 6 badass authors recommend spring reads

Something feels especially lovely about reading in Austin in the spring. Maybe it’s a way of enjoying the calm after the SXSW storm, or maybe it’s …

Write Ugly: How to Write 20 Posts In 48 Hours

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Despite spending the last half decade writing for a living, I still have a serious issue with getting down to the ugly, dirty business of putting words on paper.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that …

How I Finally Made It As A Screenwriter

While one night I drunkenly changed my occupation on Facebook to say that I manage a Lady Footlocker, I’m actually employed as a screenwriter. And while you haven’t seen anything I’ve written, God willing, starting later this year you will. My first film, Killing Hasselhoff, which stars Ken Jeong, …

Writing

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Ten Reasons for Authors to Blog

To say there's no substitute for practice has become a bit of a cliche, and even the 10,000 hours of practice rule has been shown to be too …

2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

×<p>Close<p><b>2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Novel and Short Story Writer's Market) by Rachel …

Creative Writing

Ten books to read in April

You don’t need to spend a dime to learn the craft of screenwriting

From time to time, I like to remind readers of this simple fact: <b>You don’t need to spend a dime to learn the craft of screenwriting.</b> If you devote any …

Love to Write? Write Short Fiction, and SELL

Here’s why you should write short fiction… * Short fiction teaches you how to write fiction — fast. (If you like you can turn a short story you love …

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

SNK Playmore brings Fatal Fury Special to Apple's iOS

SNK Playmore, the developer responsible for porting a number of classic arcade titles to Apple’s iOS, has added a new game to this list. Fatal Fury …

How to enable SMS text messaging through Continuity on iPad and Mac

Tips<p>Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be …

Are You Book-Worthy?

<i>By: Nicole Eva Fraser</i><p>Most people don't want to write -- they want to have written.<p>That's a wry writers' saying, reflecting the fact that the average person who declares "I want to write a book" really means "I want to be a world-famous bestselling author who rakes in the millions and is universally …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The 10 Commandments of Highly Productive Professional Writers

Some work first thing in the AM, others in the PM, some don’t get started until near midnight. Some write sober, some don’t. Some write on a …

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …

Literature

The Costs of Starting a Fashion Brand: Decisions & Designs

Job security, steady income, foreseeable career path, savings, what do these all have in common?<p>Job security, steady income, foreseeable career path, savings, what do these all have in common? They are all just a few of the sacrifices one can expect when starting their own brand. The daunting task …