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

<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 rules …

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> …

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 …

Books

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 …

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>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

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 …

35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate

The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush …

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 …

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, …

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>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

Why You Shouldn't Trust the New Study That Supports Putting Two Spaces After a Period

<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 100 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 …

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Cooking