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32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

Creativity

Tips for Writing Amazon Reviews

What if a car manufacturer was to drop off a brand new car to a person's home, completely at random, and explain they had 24 hours to drive the car? Afterward, they would take the car to another home at random and do the same thing, and repeat for three months. They only asked that the home …

29 Quotes that Explain How to Become a Better Writer

The best way to become a better writer is to write <i></i>and then to <i>publish</i> <i></i>your writing, whether you publish it on a blog, in a book, or with a close …

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How Do TV Writers Develop Episode Plots?

The following is a more pragmatic take on the whole coming up with TV ideas thing. What do you think?<p>by Kate Powers<p>It’s not uncommon for a writing …

An Editor’s Rant: 7 Questions Every Writer Should Be Asking

I don’t want you to read this. No, really, don’t waste your precious time. Sure, it’s about content marketing. And yes, it will help your content …

Marketing

9 Female Movie Screenwriters Worth Watching

It’s widely known that television is much more likely to be the female screenwriter’s stomping ground, with Tinsel Town in particular a super deluxe …

Editing for People Who Love to Write... Too Much

If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more …

22 Tips for Working Writers

• Meet your deadlines. If you need an extension, ask for it. Your editor will empathize as much as her own deadlines allow.<br>• Don’t be afraid to …

Open Heart Surgery

10 (simple) ways to improve your writing

There’s a reason that famous writers from the past had a habit of hitting the bottle hard.<p><b>It’s because writing isn’t easy.</b><p><b>In fact, sometimes it can</b> …

Creative Writing

The one-way flow chart of Netflix decision-making: how to find something to watch

In this era of set-top boxes, Netflix and Apple TV, trying to find something to watch on television can often take longer than watching the thing you finally settle on. For the generations raised on a choice between four channels and going outside for some fresh air, the sheer weight of programming …

The Walking Dead season 5 finale: 10 things that NEED to happen

We'll be first to admit that The Walking Dead season 5 didn't initially grip us.<p>The survivors wandering aimlessly through abandon towns, foraging for …

The Walking Dead

Opinion: Richard III - the good king? | DW | 27.03.2015

The bones of Richard III were laid in an oak coffin lined with lead. A funeral procession then led through Bosworth Field, where the king died in …

Richard III

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial

You have never been as disappointed as Dr John Ashdown-Hill was yesterday.<p>The historian, part of the Looking For Richard project, was stunned when …

Bad King Richard III? “He was a product of his time. I’ve warmed to him” says relative Michael Ibsen

How does it feel to be related to one of the most controversial kings of England? We caught up with Michael Ibsen, whose DNA helped to identify the …

Was he a tyrant or a devout Catholic?

This week saw a controversial Requiem Mass in Leicester, and the question on the lips of everyone who saw it was "Not a bad service, but was he a …

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Richard III was buried this week, two years after his abandoned bones were certified to be under a modern-day car park, and 530 years after he was the last English king to die in battle on English soil.<p>If you look past all the dukedoms and earldoms, the dust-up between the Houses of York and …

16 Shakespearean insults

When it comes to clever comebacks, insults, and affronts, few can match the wit and genius of William Shakespeare.<p>Though his plays are filled with …

Cumberbatch 'proud' to have read at burial of ancestor Richard III

The Oscar-nominated actor explained why he felt compelled to be involved in Thursday’s service of reinterment at Leicester Cathedral, where he read …

Reality TV series based on the fabulous adventures of Richard III's bones

A sample of the curved skeleton's mitochondrial DNA prompted researchers to comb the planet for potential descendants of England's most notoriously …

Reality TV

Richard III Gets a Regal Tomb 530 Years After His Death

One of history's most infamous kings, Richard III, was reburied today (March 26) in a lavish ceremony in Leicester, England, 530 years after his …

Shakespeare's grave should be exhumed using techniques honed for Richard III

Academic believes new details about his life could be learnt following analysis of Richard III's remains<p>An academic has called for Shakespeare’s remains to be exhumed so that more can be learned about his life, following the successful analysis of <b>Richard III’s bones</b>.<p>Francis Thackeray, from the …

Hugh Jackman Hints At Final Appearance As Wolverine

Hugh Jackman's time as Wolverine may be coming to an end.<p>The actor, who has portrayed the "X-Men" character since the beginning of the franchise in 2000, hinted on Instagram on Saturday that he may be doing that just one more time.<p>Cinemablend reported rumors earlier this week that Wolverine will …

The Detective Novel That Convinced a Generation Richard III Wasn’t Evil

On Thursday, March 26th, nearly five hundred and thirty years after his death, King Richard III will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. The discovery of the monarch’s remains after half a millennium was an improbable archeological feat, sparked in part by a writer named Philippa Langley, who was …

The Kindness review – Polly Samson’s sensuous tale of family tragedy

Polly Samson’s last book, <i>Perfect Lives</i>, was a collection of stories whose characters were tangentially connected to one another, its title freighted with heavy irony. <i>The Kindness</i>, her second full-length novel, is also structured as interlocking stories, told in four parts that span 23 years, their …

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Let's get this straight: depression does not make people a danger to society

In our rush to try to understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, we must be careful not to stigmatise people with depression, says Matt Haig<p>Depression is a common problem. Really, staggeringly common.<p>One in five people will suffer depression (and as stigma might be shrinking the figures, it could be …

Mental Health