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12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

Healthy Eating

Tune In: 23 Best Podcasts for Writers

This year, to accompany our annual list of 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June issue of <i>Writer’s Digest</i>, we decided to put together a list …

Writing

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Time I

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Harvard

5 simple reasons why writing is hard, really hard

<i>Writing isn’t, or shouldn’t be, hard in the physical sense. And yet it’s a really hard thing to do.</i>Never mind doing it well. You sit there, or lie …

Use This Form to Create a Resume That Will Wow Employers

Guide to Create Your Own Resume<p>A Resume Can Be The Gateway to a First Interview<p>Updated January 22, 2018<p>When you are fresh out of school and looking …

Employment

Stock Photography. 6 Cool Techniques You May Not Know

How To Do Stock Photography – Your Guide To Getting Your Foot In The Door<p>Wanna <b>sell photos</b> and get pumped about your photographs?<p>Think your …

Photography

5 websites that will sharpen your storytelling

One of the many hats PR engineers wear is storyteller. Between juggling data, gathering insights and managing relationships, how can PR pros find …

Quickly Calibrate DSLR Cameras for Video

Plan to shoot video with your DSLR or Mirrorless cameras? Chances are you might use more than one camera body while shooting footage. This may be to …

Videography

NES Classic Edition Review

Nintendo has never been shy about targeting its fans’ nostalgia, but the NES Classic Edition takes this approach to a new level. That’s not …

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

This week, two new useful resources on teaching writing became available, and I learned about one that had been around before – but I just didn’t …

There's Already a Wireless Controller For Nintendo's Tiny New Console

The adorable NES Classic Edition won’t be available for another week, but there’s already a wireless replacement for the tiny console’s included …

Enjoy 100 Retro Atari Classic Games On Xbox One With Atari Flashback

Xbox One gamers that would like to enjoy a little retro gaming might be interested to know that the Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are …

Retrogaming

indieGO Retro Games Console And Media System Unveiled (video)

The ARES Computer company has once again taken to Kickstarter to raise the required funds the company needs to take their new retro games console and …

Raspberry Pi

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

Beyond dual cameras: how Light wants to take on the DSLR

Smartphone photography enthusiasts may remember when we talked about the Light L16 “multi-aperture computational camera” last year. To celebrate the camera’s commercial launch, the company has spilt a few more details about how the setup works. At $1,699 a pop, now up from its $1,299 pre-order …

Mobile Photography

10 awesome ‘Skyrim: Special Edition’ mods you can download on PS4 and Xbox One

When you pick up <i>Skyrim: Special Edition</i> on either PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the first thing you’re going to want to do is check out all of the mods …

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33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

Ian Rankin: ‘Solitude, coffee, music: 27 days later I have a first draft’

Nothing happens until he has a title and when he hits a wall he goes for a walk – the Rebus author on the way he works<p>There is no such thing as a “typical” day, even when I’m busy on a book. Some days the words flow, others feel like wading through suet. The phone rings, the doorbell sounds, …

Writing

What makes bad writing bad?

The biggest mistake most writers make is thinking they have nothing left to learn<p>Bad writing is mainly boring writing. It can be boring because it is too confused or too logical, or boring because it is hysterical or lethargic, or boring because nothing really happens. If I give you a 400 page …

Creative Writing

Ten rules for writing fiction

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts<p>Read the second part of the article here<p><b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal</b> …

4 easy ways to record acoustic guitar

Introduction<p><b>The acoustic guitar is a pure instrument. The sound it produces is self-contained, and relies on you as the player to influence it. This</b> …

Music Production

Using Family Stories to Write Historical Fiction

Helen Maryles Shankman’s mother’s family taken after the war in the Foehrenwald DP camp in Germany. Photo property of the author, all rights …

New Jersey

What Most Writers Don’t Know About Screenplay Structure

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Alex Bloom. Alex founded the screenplay consultancy Script Reader Pro with the idea of hiring only working …

Writing

Surviving NaNoWriMo: The Tough Mudder of Writing Challenges

That chill felt by writers at the sound of the words “National Novel Writing Month” is more than just a brisk fall wind. For seventeen years running, November has become a time of year associated with procrastination, scrawled notecards, and word-counts in the glorious tens of thousands — the …

How to Paint a Photograph – Light Painting at its Best

In these featured videos, I introduce you to one of the most fascinating photography techniques I ever came across: painting your photos with</b> …

Photography

Eric Johnson: “Why Every Guitarist Needs to Learn Piano”

60<p>SHARES<p>Eric Johnson is known for his guitar virtuosity, but he’s also a talented pianist, having studied the instrument in his youth. Some readers …

Guitar