Elizabeth Bryant

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How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

Plants

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

What is an omniscient narrator? Narrative examples and tips

‘Narration’ means ‘the action or process of telling a story’ (<i>OED</i>). There are many choices for how you narrate a story. For example, whose viewpoint …

25 Habits That Will Make You a Writer

Hard learned lessons distilled from 25 years of writing<p>1. Write every day.<p>A daily writing habit is thing number one because it is THAT important. …

4 strategies for writing story endings

A writer can face many problems in ending a story. Time may run out, or space on the page, so that the ending really says: “I stopped writing here.” …

Can’t Wait for Peony Season? Make Paper Ones Instead

If you’ve ever been to John Derian, perhaps New York City’s most beloved design shop, you’re most likely familiar with the work of Livia Cetti. Cetti, who creates paper flowers through her company The Green Vase, has sold her wares at the East Village decoupage store for years. And now, Cetti is …

Crafting

The No-Knead, No-Fuss Recipe That Will Get You Baking Bread Every Week

This is it: the bread recipe so simple and good, it will get you baking bread every week—even if you’ve never made a loaf in your life. It’s the comforting, no-knead peasant bread that’s ready in as few as 2 hours, unlike other no-knead breads that are ready ... tomorrow.<p>It's the bread that, …

Baking

13 Rhubarb Recipes to Make This Spring

Spring is an exciting time. Not only do we get to bid the bleak winter skies adieu as we welcome some much-needed sunshine, but we also get to say hello to some of our fave produce. Healthy stalks of asparagus will make an appearance at our local farmers’ markets, and we’ll be spoiled with peas …

Dessert

7 Mantras That Will Stop You From Taking Things Personally

It’s tough to be around people who believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them.<p>It may …

Best Book Writing Software: The 6 Documents You Always Need Open as a Writer

If you’ve been around The Write Practice long, you’ll have noticed we’ve recently talked a lot about which book writing software you should use. …

How to Edit Your Story Like a New York Publisher

You have finished writing the first draft of your story, a version of your whole story from beginning to end. Now it is time to edit, to revise your …

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Self-help

Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a Backpack

If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab? Once people and pets were out of harm's way, what else would you …

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

The Simple Trick That Helped My Kids Become Amazing Writers

<i>How can I tell my 15-year-old daughter she is awful at writing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Elliot S Maggin, father of two beautiful and spectacularly successful grown kids, on …

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Craving chocolate and cheesecake? These delicious choco chip cheesecake bars are the solution! Easy recipe that you will make again and again.<p>My …

Dessert

Homemade Marshmallows - Video Recipe - Quiet Corner

Yes, you could spend $16.50 on a package of fifteen gourmet marshmallows from Williams-Sonoma. Or, you could make them yourself, which will net you …

Dessert

15 Expert Hacks for Wannabe Successful New Writers

How can new writers become successful online or offline?<p>The January 2015 Netcraft survey pulled the number of websites at 876 million+. Proof there are enough writers online to start a continent.<p>So how can a greenhorn build a writing skill that breaks through the noise to build a raving audience …

DIY - Concrete Garden Edging - Quiet Corner

Looking for an inexpensive, lasting way to set apart your planting beds? Use these steps to make concrete garden edging in any length you wish.<p>Always …

Ole! 15 Mouthwatering Recipes For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to throw a party and indulge in all your favorite Mexican foods. From Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce to Tres Leches Cake (and, of course, Margaritas), these South-of-the-Border recipes will make your fiesta unforgettable.<p><b>1. Chicken Enchiladas with</b> …

Notes for Young Writers

<i>The following advice was sent to the creative writing students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, following a series of talks Ms.</i> …

Writing

30 Inspiring Seuss-isms to Apply to Your Writing Journey

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Prioritize Your Tasks by Motivation Instead of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritizing …

Time Management

Carla Hall Recipes: The Chew Host's Peaches and Cream Trifle Dessert - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Carla Hall</b> is looking at one busy summer. <br>The celebrity chef co-hosts ABC’s <i>The Chew</i> every weekday, is hosting the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards …

Garden of Ease: The Art of the Succulent Garden

Ever desired a gorgeous, colorful garden, but lack the skill or space to grow one? You should totally try out one of these easy to grow succulent …

15 Poke Cake Recipes You Need In Your Life

:: poke poke poke ::<p>True to its name, it's a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling — like condensed milk, pureed fruit, chocolate cream, or pudding — to infuse extra flavor into every bite. <b>Here are 15 ways to make one.</b>

15 Easy Dinners for When You Don't Really Feel Like Cooking

We've all had those nights — the ones when you get home and the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner. The easy answer feels …

BBQ 101: Whiskey BBQ Shrimp Barbecue Recipe

INGREDIENTS:<p>1 lb. shrimp (with tail)<br>• 1/4 cup of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky<br>• 1/4 cup BBQ sauce<br>• 1/4 cup honey<br>• 1/4 tsp. black pepper<br>• 1/8 tsp. garlic …