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'Smash's' 'Bombshell' musical hits Broadway briefly; next stage in works

Ever since the TV series "Smash" spawned a narrow but rabid fan base before going off the air in 2013, the question has lingered: Would "Bombshell," the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical that drove the series, ever be developed for a real Broadway stage?<p>"Bombshell" did arrive on Broadway this week …

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Creative Writing

Adobe Debuts The Next Generation Of Mobile Creativity Apps During Apple iPad Pro Keynote

Today, during Apple’s keynote announcing iPad Pro, Adobe previewed the next generation of Creative Cloud mobile apps – including our much-anticipated …

Apps

Publish a Book and Change Your Life, or, Well, Maybe Not

<i>by Christine Sneed</i><p>I spent a lot of time in the car this past spring, commuting from my home in Evanston to Urbana, Illinois where I’ve been teaching …

Writing

Goldie Hawn Knows the Cure to Our Technology Addiction

It's in her newest book, which will basically train you to be a happier person.<p>I'm about halfway through my phone call with Goldie Hawn when I realize that it feels less like an interview than a therapy session. To be clear, I haven't told the actress any of my issues, because professional …

5 terrific tools for professional writers

Want to make your writing easier and be more productive?<p>Check out these five writing tools every writer should have in their toolbox whether they are …

Scrivener

13 Experts Share Their Notable Diverse Books Of Recent Years

With Tiverton Literary Festival on this weekend (Jun 6th & 7th), I thought I’d take a look at some great fiction recommendations for you lucky …

'Book of Numbers' is what happens when your paranoid Internet fears come true

If a novel starts to come true while you write it, is it still considered fiction?<p>That's the question writer Joshua Cohen faces with his new novel,</i> …

Writing

ultramotivationquotes: “Creativity is intelligence having fun. ”

Creativity

The Psychology of Messiness & Creativity: Research Shows How a Messy Desk and Creative Work Go Hand in Hand

You may have come into contact at some point with Tracey Emin’s My Bed, an art installation that reproduces her private space during a time when she …

Creativity

The art of Asian theatre costume - in pictures

From Nô to Mata Hari, the ambitious exhibition exploring 2000 years of Asian theatre at the Musée Guimet, Paris, until 31 August 2015.

Art

Learn To Read Like A Writer – Read What You NEED

I don’t mind admitting I’m a selfish reader. I’ve always read exactly what I want for no other reason than, I felt like it. So I never paid much …

Writing

This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Creative Writing

7 Bad Content Writing Habits to Eliminate Now

As a content writer for a marketing campaign, you’ll find that your skills gradually improve over time. The more articles you write, the better you …

Writing

7 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Fountain Pen Addict

You've got a little crush. But your crush has a little crush on the newest TWSBI or Lamy fountain pen. If you find yourself dating a fountain pen …

Fountain Pens

3 Screenwriting Tricks to Help You Improve Your Writing

• Buffer<p>Even if you love the printed word, there’s something magic about cinema. How it happens is somewhat of a mystery—even for those involved in the …

Writing

This infographic shows the surprisingly simple basics of mindfulness meditation

Studies suggest that meditation does all sorts of great stuff for you, like increasing memory and awareness while decreasing stress and negative emotions.<p>But if you've never done it, mindfulness can be intimidating.<p>Enter the below infographic, which combines advice from some of the best books on …

Mindfulness

How to Write With Substance

Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable. Many tools we rely on each day--Gmail, Slack, Asana--would be empty shells without the …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

As a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers by Ray Bradbury. …

The Moth International Short Story Prize 2015: Entries Close 30 June

The Moth International Short Story Prize is now accepting entries from writers around the world. First prize is €3000 (US$3260), second is a …

Creative Writing

Email

Writing prompts are a great way to work through writer’s block when it comes to journal writing and blogging. Use them for yourself or share them …

Creative Writing

National Picture Book Writing Week (“NAPIBOWRIWEE”) This May 1-7, 2015! FAQs Here!

<i>Hi! Please mark your calendars… the 7th annual NATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING WEEK (AKA “NaPiBoWriWee”) will take place May 1-7, 2015.</i><p><b>IMPORTANT: To</b> …

Writing

5 presentation tips from TED's executive producer

<i>(Editor's note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2015. We're rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers</i> …

Public Speaking

Using Scrivener for Social Media Management

Is there no end to Scrivener’s Talents?<p>I’ve historically used Scrivener to write my travel guides, manage blog content and centralize my freelance …

What happened to Amazon?!

This post is my refection on how the e-book market has been changing, based on my own experiences and those of my fellow authors—both new and …