Elizabeth

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Top Websites for Writers: 7 Websites to Fuel Your Creativity

<b>For the last two decades, we’ve scoured the web for sites to include in our annual roundup of the 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive</b> …

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

Best Photos of 2017

Best of 2017<p>National Geographic's 57 best images of the year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

Travel Photography

How to Write a Children's Book: 10 Steps For Getting Started

If books are magic, then children’s books are an extra special brand of magic. The books we read as kids don’t just stick with us, they form who we …

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

5 Authors on How, Why and Where They Write

<b>The most pervasive advice writers give and receive is “just write.” It’s insulting in its simplicity but it’s enduring because it’s true.</b> Translating …

Creative Writing

400 Writing Topics

Need a good topic to write about? Look no further!<p>If getting started is the hardest part of the writing process, close behind it (and closely related …

Writing

Choosing description words: 10 questions to ask

There are endless ways to describe someone, from physical description to verbal tics, personal views and more. Here are 10 questions to ask about …

My Time Between Drivel and Inspiration: A Letter to Elie Wiesel from a Former Student – BLARB

Dr. Elie Wiesel<br>New York, NY<br>July 23, 2016 <i></i><p>Dear Dr. Wiesel,<p>I don’t know how to do this. And I’m embarrassed to admit that. Because I am a writer. This …

Creative Writing

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

Creative Writing

12 Books You Should Read Before They Come To Screen This Year

If you were as captivated by HBO’s recently concluded mini-series, <i>Big Little Lies</i> (based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Liane …

Books

Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

I first discovered Stephen King at age 11, indirectly through a babysitter who would plop me down in front of daytime soaps and disappear. Bored with</i> …

25 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life | HelloCare

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practicing …

Finding the Right Writing Inspiration for Your Life

“Writing takes a combination of sophistication and innocence; it takes conscience, our belief that something is beautiful because it’s right. To be …

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

14+ Tools for Bloggers

Are you a busy blogger? Looking for new, unique tools to help you work smarter? The right tools will help streamline and improve your blogging. In …

Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

Apps

7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>If you waste those …

4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

<i>Make Writing Essays Easier</i> My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Then, instead of 90 words in one class period, she typed …

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

<i>Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterNot sleeping? You might need to turn …

7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

Creative Writing

This joyful, defiant poem can teach us how to survive under Donald Trump

As Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches in the US, many Americans who oppose the president-elect are vacillating between despair and anger. Some feel sorrow as Republicans prepare to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the Affordable Care Act; others, like MSNBC television host Rachel Maddow, …

Donald Trump

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

Super quick changes, outsize impact.<p>We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've …

Creative Writing

Creativity means change, and that's the reason it matters

Whenever I think of change I feel a little bit afraid and a little bit excited.Change often brings with it uncertainty, risk, chance, and hope. …

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites

<b>Yield:</b> about one dozen small bites<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>10 minutes<p><i>Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites are made with five tasty ingredients and</i> …

Paleo Zucchini Spinach Fritters Recipe by @the_simple_taste 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed to remove excess water 1/2 cup spinach, chopped 1 tbsp. red onion, grated 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 tbsp. coconut flour 1 tsp. tapioca starch 1 tsp. lemon & garlic seasoning 1/4 tsp. red chili pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. black pepper pinch of salt Preheat a skillet or cast iron pan with a layer of avocado oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) over medium high heat. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Once pan is hot carefully add dollops of fritter batter and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain off excess oil. Yields 6 small fritters. #fitmeals101