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How to Craft a Page-Turning Plot

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a hard core plotter. I have outlines and spreadsheets. I cover tabletops with color-coded Post It notes with …

Writers' Rituals and Why They Work | Robin Storey

<b>We writers are a weird bunch</b>…<p>For a start, anyone who spends a lot of their time hanging out with imaginary people has to be just a wee bit crazy. And …

10 Short Story Ideas

Most writers have too many short story ideas, not too few. However, therein lies the problem, because the more ideas you have, the harder it can be …

Creative Writing

Why you should savor the under-appreciated beauty of the American short story

Hannah Tinti, the editor of “One Story” magazine, thinks the short story genre is under-appreciated.<p>“I think there's something unique about reading a short story that you can sit down and in 10 or 15 minutes have a complete artistic experience,” Tinti says. “It can completely transform your life …

A Short Story About Being a Black Girl With Mental Health Issues

When most people hear the term “mental illness,” often times, many negative things come to mind. To some, mental illness means you’re crazy & …

10 No-Cost Tools to Help You Conquer Writer's Block

Writer’s block happens to everybody. Whether you’re filtering content ideas or just sitting down to type, writer’s block can get in the way. A few …

11 tips: How to write even when you don’t want to

<i>This week we have a guest post for you by writer and blogger Ben Schmitt of</i> <i>The Authors’ Nook. Ben offers some practical advice on how to write a book</i> …

The Truth About Memoirs — Six Ways To Write A Memoir

Continuing my series of posts on The Truth About Memoirs, I want to talk about ways in which you can tell your stories. <b><br>1. Interior Monologue</b><b></b><br>• We …

The seven stages of writing a novel

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Teen books,Historical fiction (children and teens),Fiction,Self-publishing,Publishing<p>Anna Caltabiano self-published her first novel at the age of 14. Now with three published novels under her belt, the 18-year-old author and student shares some marvellous …

Writing

This is what happened when I tried to write a novel in 30 days

LONDON — Ever since I penned my first cringe-inducingly bad poem at the age of 18, I've wanted to write a novel.<p>Being the tragically obsessed Stephen …

Stephen King

Uncovered: The secret journals of a 1920s British woman

Thursday January 23, 1941<p><i>I want, I need a husband. Thousands of other lonely, frustrated females must be feeling the same way – why should I think that I am to be luckier? Because I intend to try to find one. One must tackle the problem positively, gather together one’s assets, accept one’s debits</i> …

Grammarly Blog

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

Build confidence in writing: 21 motivating quotes

What are the major challenges aspiring writers face? This is something we’ve been asking you in a poll on the blog recently and your responses have …

Creative Writing

8 Amazing Things Will Happen To Your Brain When You Keep Writing Every Day

Adam Hughes<p>IT Director Read full profile<p>Many of us were introduced to daily writing in high school, when an English teacher forced us to keep a …

Calendars

To improve your writing, try 'close reading'

3 Idea Generator Tools That Cure Your Content Writer’s Block

Every marketer reaches a point when they simply can’t think of anything “original” to write about. Creating new ideas can be very difficult, …

101 Free Kindle Books, 11 Kindle Book Deals, Free Romance Box Set NY Times Bestselling Author

<b>Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons</b><br>Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, …

5 Ways to Make a Good Story Great

This week I’m giving away a free edit for up to 1,000 words of your work – it could be a complete story, an extract from something longer, or several …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Books

An 'unprecedented' migrant breach shut down the tunnel from England to Paris

The incident came as the daily flow of thousands of migrants and refugees flocking to Europe's shores showed little sign of easing, with 168,000 migrants and refugees arriving in September alone, UN figures showed.<p>Most are seeking refuge in Germany or Sweden, but others have continued their journey …

How writing regularly can improve your creativity and clarity

Starting or running a business is a risky endeavor. Entrepreneurs and artists deal with a storm of surprises and self-doubt, and they need to constantly learn and adapt to steer the ship to safety.<p>I’ve found that one of the best avenues for problem solving is writing. The process of putting pen to …

Creative Writing

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

NC State dismisses Shadrach Thornton after arrest for moped accident

NC State has dismissed running back Shadrach Thornton from its football program, coach Dave Doeren announced Wednesday, one day after Thornton's …

North Carolina State University

How to Write a Book

I’m going to jump right to the punch line. I’m going to start by telling you exactly what you need to do in order to finally write that book you’ve …

91-year-old woman charged over 260,000 Auschwitz deaths

Woman accused of having served as a member of the SS at the Nazi-run concentration camp as a radio operator from April to July 1944<p>A 91-year-old woman in Germany has been charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 people at Auschwitz.<p>The woman, who has not been named under German privacy …

Teen prosecuted for taking naked selfies of himself and having them on his phone

A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted as an adult for owning naked pictures of himself, which were stored on his mobile phone<p>Experts have condemed the decision of the courts in North Carolina, to prosecute a 17-year-old boy for possessing nude pictures of himself.<p>Cormega Copening was …

When It Comes To Book Sales, What Counts As Success Might Surprise You

Whenever you read about book awards you hear they help boost sales. But what you might not know is just how much those sales need boosting. Two prestigious awards announced nominees this week; in the U.K. the Man Booker unveiled its short list and in the U.S. the National Book Awards announced its …