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The Samurai Lives on in These Dazzling Digital Drawings

The Mexican American artist incorporates traditional Japanese folklore and American animation in these kick ass character designs.<p>Since he was a child, digital illustrator Jor Ros loved to write stories. He grew up moving back and forth between Mexico and the US and would spend his free time making …

The Secret Every Frustrated Writer Needs to Know

Are you frustrated with your writing? Tired of writing words you <i>know</i> aren’t as good as you want them to be? Frustrated writer, I know why.It’s called …

'Transference' wants to scare you out of ever playing VR again

Today, we look at virtual reality mostly as a means of entertainment -- but the technology introduces some interesting questions. Can virtual experience be used to treat PTSD? Could it be used to create false memories? The idea of VR as a tool for "hacking" the brain seems to be the idea behind …

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

A video game trailer is eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award

Despite being one of the biggest entertainment mediums on the planet, it's rare to see video games getting the mainstream recognition that they deserve. Now, it looks like that's beginning to change, as, for the first time in history, a video game trailer is eligible to be nominated for an Academy …

How to Make the Ultimate Coconut Layer Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Down south, I'm not sure any cake is more revered than coconut—a stately affair typically served around the holidays or on other momentous occasions (including but not limited to birthdays, anniversaries, and Sunday supper). Usually, …

Dessert

Star

Latest<p>The Official Millennium Falcon Sneaker Joins Po-Zu’s 'Star Wars' Shoe Collection<p>Star Wars 12 hours ago<p>Star Wars<p>The Massive Hot Toys 'Avengers: …

Verbs: Spice Up Your Writing with Verbs that Rock

The World's Greatest BookVerbs are the engines that move your writing and your readers, but many authors don’t spend enough time choosing the right …

How to Build an Interesting Character: 10 Questions

How do we create interesting characters, characters with depth and conflicting desires? Today I talk about 10 ways writers can communicate the …

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Writing

Chris Devour Photography

Eyes on photographer Chris Devour.Based in Bucharest, Romania, Chris Devour is a photographer with two primary passions, photography of course and …

Spooky illusion video appears to show man walking through mirror

Quick q: how the hell is this video happening?<p>Kevin Parry, a stop-motion animator who's worked on films like <i>Kubo</i> and <i>The Boxtrolls,</i> has confounded …

5 Simple Steps to Help You Start Writing Your First Book

A typical book is 60,000 to 100,000 words long. While some writers can crank out a 500-word blog post without too much trouble, coming up with …

16 Millennial Pink Swimsuits So Cute, You Might Have to Buy Them All

Praise the pink! Millennial pink, that is. The shade is capturing the hearts of this generation, and it's easy to see why — the soft blush hue is so pretty. Embrace the obsession with a cute pink swimsuit this Summer! There are so many options it will be hard to choose just one . . . so maybe buy a …

“Write What You Know” is Not Good Writing Advice

You’ve heard it before: Write what you know. I wonder what you think of that, because, frankly, I don’t think much. I’ve been known to pooh-pooh it …

Writing the Crime Scene: Mental Illness

<i>Psychopathic kilers, depressed cops and neurotic detectives. Mental illness is a recurring staple of crime fiction. Here's a guide to doing your</i> …

Massive $30M Soho penthouse is a mansion in the sky

The apartment spans 7,500 square feet across three levels<p>This massive Soho penthouse is something like a mansion in the sky, as it should be since it comes with a $30 million price tag. Spanning 7,500 square feet, the co-op that crowns 87 Mercer Street delivers four bedrooms and five bathrooms …

Dining Rooms

Writing great characters: 5 lessons from modern novels

If you want readers to fall in love with your novels, writing great characters is crucial. When readers feel connection to your characters, it’s easy …

3 Important Points To Remember When Creating Antagonists In Short Stories

Something has happened to your protagonist and they now have a goal. Once your character has decided on a course of action, he can’t simply skip …

This Viral Selfie Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption revealed that this seemingly small act of grooming was actually a …

James Comey just made a big mistake on Hillary Clinton's emails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey told a Senate committee last week that "hundreds and thousands" of emails containing classified information had been forwarded from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to the home computer she shared with her husband -- and one-time New York congressman …

10 Writing Career Mistakes I Made So You Don't Have To

Shares 102<p><i>Writing career mistakes will happen, but these are some you can avoid.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Ruth and I like to say we made all the writing career …

Signaling Emotional Changes in Story Characters

Signaling Emotional Changes in CharacterONE of the hallmarks of good writing in films and novels is that there are <b>emotional changes</b> to the characters …

Use strong nouns to fortify your writing

By now, the writers and editors who read <i>PR Daily</i> are familiar with the advice to use strong verbs.<p>They are the powerhouse of your sentence, and …

11 Books All Harry Potter Fans Must Read

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How to make a plot captivating: 7 strategies

Sometimes you get half way through a story or novel before you realize that your plot is missing something. Maybe it plods and meanders, or there is …

4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories

Creating characters in short stories is the same as creating characters in novels, but once again, when dealing with a reduced word count we have to …

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

Science Fiction

Tynker app teaches kids Apple Swift with coding games

Coding is as essential to our kids' education as math and history lessons, with tech leaders, presidents and coding organizations touting the importance of the skill. Learning how to create the stuff on which our modern society runs will ready future generations to make the things that the rest of …

iPad Apps

The 13 Best Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

<i>About a year and a half ago, beauty director Kathleen Hou at the Cut put together a guide to the 13 best Japanese drugstore products, many of which</i> …