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Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

Shares 10<p><i>Stupid writing rules–Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Fake news isn’t our only problem in the era of social media. Fake …

Writing

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

Books

9 kitchen gadgets that will cut down the time you spend cooking and cleaning dishes

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I like to cook. I can make a tasty vegetable stir-fry and corn salad. But I really hate cleaning up afterward — and I know I'm not …

Kitchens

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

The 12 Best Horror Books: Truly Terrifying Works of Fiction

Horror books just can’t seem to get respect. Lately, the literary-genre barrier has never been more porous. Big name literary writers like Kazuo …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

Books

Screenwriters Who Want Control Should Be Writing Novels

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.22.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Gary Whitta …

5 Arguments Religious People Should Quit Using.

<b>5. The Belief That Religious People Are Being Persecuted In America.</b><p>This is a very common argument that many religious people seem to believe, but …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

Meet the 17-year-old investor who tripled his money

Brandon Fleisher is making a fortune.<p>He has more than tripled his investments in two years -- from $48,000 to $147,000.<p>That might not sound like much, until you realize that Brandon is a 17-year-old high school senior. While many teens try for the perfect Instagram and Snapchat selfie, Brandon …

Investing

35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate

April 3, 2015Stephen D Foster Jr Politics<p>The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative …

Religion

Fiction Writing Contests

hot-news Friday, March 20, 2015<p>Although I work at a regular 9-5 desk job, I've always dreamed of being a published writer. I've got numerous story …

Feature: Becoming the Apple stereotype of writing a novel on a MacBook in Starbucks

<i>Update: Both 11/9 and my second technothriller, The Billion Dollar Heist, are now available on Amazon.</i><p>Of all the stereotypes we hear about Apple owners, there is perhaps none so enduring as the guy writing a novel on his MacBook in Starbucks. Well, one November, I became that guy. Fast-forward a …

Writing

Biggest Stock Market Scams in History – Part I

A wicked web of deceit, with just a good measure of theft and forgery thrown in for old time’s sake! Most of the time when we read about history, the …

Corruption

5 Stocks Insiders Are Scooping Up Right Now

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- The U.S. stock market continued on its wild ride on Tuesday, with the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> dropping 128 points …

This Week in the Blogs, February 7 - 13, 2015

I’m speaking at the San Francisco Writers Conference today on book design, and publishing, promoting and selling your book. If you happen to be at …

Publication Opportunities for Writers: March and April 2015

Over 70 publication opportunities for both established and emerging writers. Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions. Dark …

Creative Writing

Free List of 400 Book Publishers and Book Editors for First Fiction and First-Time Novelists

Book Publishers: First Novels<br>Book Editors: Debut Novels<p>Beginning novelists often type phrases like book publisher, novel editor, novel publishers, …

Creative Writing

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 4%

Photo:Wikimedia Commons.<p>It's hard to beat dividends when investing in the stock market. The market, or any particular stock, will fluctuate over time, sometimes significantly. But a healthy, growing company will keep paying out its dividends -- and will increase them over time, too.<p>In this …

Investing

Creativity Over Coinage: Why Making Money Is Never My Objective For Writing Literary Fiction

One of the greatest biographies ever written was James Boswell's <i>The Life of Samuel Johnson</i>. In the biography is a quote by Mr. Johnson that many writers repeat ad infinitum: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." I must confess that, as per his universal claim, I am that …

Recommended Books For Writing, Self-Publishing, Book Marketing And Creative Entrepreneurship

Shares 1K<p>These are some of the books I love and recommend for authors. I know there are gazillion more, but these have been the most useful to me on …

The Top 10 Grammar Myths

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Before you argue with me, read …

Linguistics

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening …

Literature

A library at your fingertips: The best free Kindle books

Humor<p>‘My Man Jeeves’ <i></i>by <b>P.G. Wodehouse</b><p>The best part of short stories is the brevity, whether good or bad. <i>My Man Jeeves</i> is comical collection of eight …

Literature

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now we've got your attention. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p>This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that's as dramatic …

These 25 pictures will make you completely re-evaluate your existence.

1. This is where we all live, our Earth.<p>2. This the solar system, our “neighborhood”.<p>3. This is the scaled distance between Earth and Moon. Did you …

26 Pictures That Will Give You Perspective On What Really Matters

You decide.

7 of the Best Cauliflower Recipes Ever

Back in the day, we used to breeze past cauliflower in the grocery aisle. Fast-forward to 2015, and our love for the versatile veggie couldn't be stronger. From spicy and roasted whole to whipped into a velvety soup, here are seven of the best cauliflower recipes guaranteed to make you fall in …