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A Crucial Tip for Improving Your Food Photography Composition

This is an older video, published back in February of 2015, but the lesson is timeless. The video’s creators call it “the one thing holding you back …

Photography

visual-storytelling-course

What is visual storytelling?<p>In a few words, visual storytelling means telling a story with images.<p>Photography is made up of two elements: the …

Infographics

6 Subject Ideas For Compelling Documentary iPhone Photos

Documentary photography is all about capturing moments of reality so that you can convey what’s happening at a particular place and time. It …

Street Photography

Jesús Chairez

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing

Photo by Daniel Y. Go / via Flickr<p>Today’s guest post is by Frances Caballo (@caballofrances), a social media strategist and manager for writers, and …

How to Organize Writing Ideas

My shelves<p>A fellow writer asked me Tuesday morning how I organize story ideas. As writers, we love to talk about anything related to process, so for …

Discussion: Do Short Chapters Make You Read More?

So I’ve noticed something a little peculiar about my reading habits, lately.<p>I read <i>Ignite Me</i> not too long ago, which, like the other <i>Shatter Me</i> books, …

11 Ways to Promote Your Book Year Round

I probably don't have to tell you that marketing your book is a year-round endeavor. Today's digital world provides you with endless ways to market your book and connect directly with your readers. Just like we all build relationships in the real world... with an investment of your time, you can …

Marketing

How to Edit Your Own Book: Tips from Authors on the Revision Process

The most helpful bit of editing advice I ever got was from poet Michele Glazer. She said, “<b>revision IS writing.</b>”<p>In other words, there’s no difference …