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The Daily Routines of 12 Famous Writers (And How They Can Help You Succeed)

How many people die with their best work still inside them?<p>We often assume that great things are done by those who were blessed with natural talent, genius, and skill. But how many great things could have been done by people who never fully realized their potential? I think many of us, myself …

Creative Writing

23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg

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 Key To Beautiful Writing: Your Reader's Imagination

Every writer I know would like to write beautifully. I can't think of single writer who would like to write an ugly sentence or an ugly story. All of these writers are also readers, and they will occasionally talk about having read a <i>beautiful book</i>, or a book that was <i>beautifully written</i>. Writers and …

Writing

No fairy tale: Origins of some famous stories go back thousands of years

“Beauty and the Beast” is practically “a tale as old as time.” So are a few other folktales, new research shows.<p>Statistical ties between a set of …

Beauty and the Beast

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

5 Novels Based on Bonkers Things That Actually Happened

Suspension of disbelief is a term that describes our willingness to be fooled. We all know that when we crack open a novel, we’re volunteering to be …

Literature
Software

26 fantastic no-cost tools for writers

<b>Reading time:</b> About 4 minutes<i>The price of groceries is rising these days. But that’s not true of everything. The Internet allows us to do so much at</i> …

Project Management

The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping

Until recently, sleep was something of a mystery to us. Scientists didn't know why we slept -- and they thought that when the body was at rest, the brain was, too.<p>Now, we know better. The brain performs a number of important activities while we're unconscious, according to new neuroscience research.<p>…

World Economic Forum
Aboriginal Australians

Opportunities for Writers: February and March 2016

Each month we aim provide a helpful round-up of writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities and more for writers at all stages of …

Career Development

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men

11 Must-Read Books By Muslim Authors

The Islamic faith began with a series of divine revelations, which were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad beginning in the early 7th century CE. Muhammad's revelations went on to form the basis of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and they gave rise to a worldwide faith that now numbers over 1.6 …

Islam

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These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time I

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

Books