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13 Tips To Help You Lengthen Your Short Story

In a previous post, we discussed shortening your story. Today, I’m going to talk about lengthening your story.<p>Most writers tend to overwrite and then …

Creative Writing

Character Voice: How to Actually Listen to Your Protagonist

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Bradley. Sarah is a freelance writer, creative writing instructor, and the founder of Pen to Paper Creative Writing …

Creative Writing

Vintage Inspiration: Using Old Postcards To Jump-Start Your Stories

Even the most prolific writer sometimes struggles with what to write next.<p>Oh, sure, you might have notebooks full of story ideas, characters …

Word Time Travel, Saving Milton’s Cottage, and More

StaffDaily NewsKarl Ove Knausgaard’s reading habits; an audio dramatization of <i>Midnight’s Children</i> commemorates Indian independence; the future of the …

Creative Writing

PS4 System Software Update 5.0 Revealed and It Makes Your Life Easier

Changes to Menus, Settings, and Notifications Are Coming<p>Sony is constantly making changes to the PlayStation 4’s firmware and updating its UI. For …

Hands On: The All Controller Might Replace Every Last Controller You Own

All images: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo<p>Having lots of choice when it comes to consoles and platforms is great for gamers, but having piles of …

PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Combo: ‘Xstation’ Proves You Can Have Best Of Both Worlds With Console Mod

Many game enthusiasts are probably torn between the two biggest names in the industry — Xbox and PlayStation. For years, these console giants have …

It’s a great time to jump back into No Man’s Sky

The virtual universe has changed a lot in a year<p>When <i>No Man’s Sky</i> launched last summer, it became a regular part of my daily routine, an obsession that lasted for months. The final product may not have been as grand or deep as many players expected, but the sheer thrill of exploration it provided …

No Man's Sky

Brand New just dropped their first album in eight years

On Tuesday, after years of speculation and clinging onto every crumb of a hint they were offered, long-suffering Brand New fans were sent yet another message. This one was brief, but less mysterious: a tweet of a photo that said simply: “Brand New Fifth Album. Vinyl/Very Limited. Ships in October” …

Breakups

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

Grizzly Bear's first album in nearly five years, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer's blood-kin duets and more albums to stream right now<p><b>Grizzly Bear,</b> …

New Music

Noise Cans - No War (feat. Jesse Royal) [Yellow Claw Remix]

What your favourite colour says about you

<b>I’m not saying the late, great Cilla Black was p***** on Pinot when she decided to Sing A Rainbow – although with lyrics including ‘Listen with your</b> …

Hundred Suns are a heavy rock superband to be reckoned with

<b>Hundred Suns sound like: they’re as epic as their chosen name suggests</b><p><b>Similar artists</b>: <b>A Perfect Circle,</b> <b>Beartooth, Deftones, Korn</b><p><b>Their story</b>: Hundred …

Alvvays - Pimsoll Punks

"Pimsoll Punks" is the latest single from Alvvays' forthcoming sophomore album <i>Antisocialites</i>.<p>A jangly surf rock bopper, the band have described …

Indie Music

Upcoming Female Artists You Need to Know About!

Creating Characters, Writing a Family, and More with Camille Bordas

Camille Bordas is the author of the witty novel <i>How to Behave in a Crowd,</i> which perfectly captures a family in distress, struggling to cope with a tragedy that strikes down each character with grief. The story unfolds through the keen eyes of eleven-year-old Isidore – a boy who doesn’t quite fit in …

5 Writing Tricks That Will Keep Readers With Short Attention Spans Interested

bluebudgie / Pixabay<p>Ask any copywriter to name their biggest challenge today, and ten to one will tell you it’s writing for the ever-shrinking …

Elena Brower’s Writing Tips for Journaling When Creativity Is Blocked

If you’d love to write but something’s holding you back, follow Elena Brower’s tips for finding your flow.<p>244<p>SHARES<p>If yoga and meditation are central …

Don’t Introduce 20 Characters in the First Chapter

Don’t introduce 20 characters in the first chapter. Another rookie mistake. Your readers are eager to get started. Don’t bombard them with a barrage …

Writing

5 tips to keep writers writing

To a writer, writing daily or regularly is important, both to keep up a momentum and to keep to any deadlines that have been set. However, regular …

Creative Writing

Here’s How to Focus on Your Writing

Over the weekend, I was working on a book project. I’ve been working on it for almost a year and desperately need to finish it. But when I sat down …

Creative Writing