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How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

The 17 best cartoons for adults

Saturday morning cartoons were the highlight of the week for many of us growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, especially before there were entire …

A Stanford medical professor just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Stanford University

17 Creepy Documentaries That Will Haunt You Forever - SHOWOFFCLUB

Horror movies scare us and are with us for some hours after it ends.<p>Then it loses its novelty. That is why the filmmakers slyly insert the line …

Horror

14 big fall books to watch out for

We’ve had our fun with summer books, but now that it’s starting to get too cold for the beach, it’s time to break out some of the biggest-name …

This is The Best Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

Research suggests that more than 40 percent of the actions we take each day are habitual (1).<p>That means that almost that half the time you’re doing …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

Creative Writing

The 50 Best Video Games of All Time

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Women's Health

How I Quit My Job And Finally Wrote That Novel

The steps and missteps one person took to achieve a dream, and how you can make it work, too.<p>It’s often been said that everyone has one novel in them–and the thing that separates novelists from everyone else is that they have multiple novels in them. That, and novelists are willing to sacrifice …

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, <i>Stranger Things</i> is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from …

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b> <b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber . This is an excellent book about the myths …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Make Your Writing More Awesome

There’s no magic bullet for being a decent writer, or making people bond with your characters or fall in love with your story. Writing is a million …

Data Science Isn't Just For Data Scientists

Today we know that data science isn’t just for data scientists. At least that’s the trend we are seeing radiate upwards from our increasing business-centric approach to the Internet of Things, big data analytics and machine learning. The new data-aware boardroom even sees CEOs and CFOs asking the …

Big Data

25 Books You'll Want To Curl Up With In A Reading Nook

You won't be able to put these books down.<p>It's no wonder that reading nooks are a dream home feature for many book lovers. Reading nooks are cute, cozy, and a perfect escape from the daily grind. But what good is a comfy reading space if you don't have any great books to read? Enter the reading …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Hammer Films

Features To Quatermass and Beyond The Impact of Sci-Fi's Unlikely Hero<p>Features Yeti Persisted The Cinematic Legacy of the Abominable Snowman<p>Features …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing

The authors who prove it's never too late to write a book

It's not uncommon to see recommendation lists celebrating the talents of young authors. Granta publishes a 'Best of Young British Novelists' list every ten years - the next one due in 2023 - and the New Yorker's '20 under 40' list is widely considered to be "big business" in the literary world. …

James Wood interview: The New Yorker writer on how technology is changing reading, how aging changes critics, and why he regrets being too hard on David Foster Wallace.

<i>The Nearest Thing to Life</i> is the latest collection from James Wood, the English literary critic and <i>New Yorker</i> writer. The book consists of several of …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

Our favorite pro writing app for Mac

There are a lot of great options available in this golden age of writing applications for the Mac, but we believe that none of them are as finely …

The surprising story of how Andy Weir's self-published book 'The Martian' topped best seller lists and got a movie deal

It didn't start out that way though. "The Martian" began as a series of self-published chapters on Weir's personal blog.<p>Then Weir decided to put the book on Amazon, selling it for the website's lowest possible price ($0.99).<p>And that's when things snowballed.<p>It topped Amazon's bestselling list of …

Johnson Space Center

It Pays to Be Nice

… even when other people are screwing you over.<p>Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for prestige, and the collaborative kind, where they work together for the good of the team. And when David …

Leadership

The Necessary Habit You Need Before You Can Write a Book

Every day, someone emails me asking a question about getting published. I try my best to point them in the right direction, but often the advice I …

Writing

4 Marketing Analytics Trends That Are Shifting Power Back To Brands

Since the Internet’s infancy, customers have been gaining power and control over the purchasing process. Armed with unprecedented amounts of information and enabled with new digital technologies, they’ve experienced a giddy generation of greater control. For marketers, this changed everything. …

I filmed a murder victim's last moments

How an ordinary afternoon ended in horror for a filmmaker working on the BBC's police documentary, The Met<p>When I started working on the BBC documentary series The Met, about the workings of the Metropolitan Police, I was aware that I might be witness to difficult scenes - but I never expected to …