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Three Questions to Strengthen Yourself as a Writer

Some days you feel fantastic about the words you put down on paper, and about the ideas you describe with those words, too. Other days, however, it …

Creative Writing

14 Literary Agents Seeking Science Fiction

Here are 14 agents currently seeking science fiction manuscripts. All are from reputable agencies.If you want to know more about a particular agent, …

Why 'Wonderbook' By Jeff VanderMeer Is The One Book About Worldbuilding Every Writer Needs To Read

As any writer of science fiction or fantasy will tell you, worldbuilding is the most arduous part of composing a new story. It can be tough to know …

How to expand your novel idea into a stronger story

Novel idea generators and writing prompts are some tools for finding ideas for a story. Yet once you have your central idea – the single sentence …

Creative Writing

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

When you crack open a book, you generally know what you’re getting yourself into, format wise. A story divided into chapters made of indented …

Books

Want a Side Hustle That'll Actually Make You Rich in 2018? Read This Book Now | Inc.com

The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New Year, New You" podcast …

Entrepreneurship

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

The best new homes this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders

A 30-minute drive south of Belfast, near the semi-rural town of Carryduff, sits a striking family home. Set against the surrounding greenery, its white and grey façade makes a bold statement.<p>Even at first glance it’s little wonder that this house has been declared the best new home of 2017 at the …

100 Must-Read Medieval Historical Fiction Novels

So, my favorite thing to read is probably medieval historical fiction. Well, maybe it is Star Trek. Historical fiction that is somehow also Star Trek …

Books

How to Write a Book: Everything You Need to Know in 20 Steps

<b>I recently stumbled across Jerry Jenkins and started following him. You will want to read his advice for the steps in writing a book. I think he is</b> …

House Cylinder / Town and Concrete

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The cylinder house is designed to fit between the trees of a wooded lot near Lyon, France.<p>For this …

Barn-Style Guesthouse Features an Element of Surprise

<b>Carney Logan Burke Architects</b> completed the design of this barn-style guesthouse in Wilson, WY. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a renovation …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

10 Free Writing Apps and Tools

Writing isn’t always the easiest thing. Thankfully, there are all types of apps out there to help you stay organized and focused. Whether you are …

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

Creative Writing

How Jumanji inspired Karuna Riazi's novel The Gauntlet

Kids trapped inside a board game are forced to complete challenges in order to escape. Sound familiar?<p>Well, if you guessed that it as the plot of the …

Check Out the 6 Craziest Homes of 2016

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>Whether perched precariously atop a mountain, bobbing along in the ocean or somewhere in between, houses come in all shapes and sizes. …

Aegean Sea

8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to build

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

This ill-shaped house was made up of a 100% recyclable concrete in Tokyo by TEKUTO

<b>R·torso·C is an ill-shaped, sharp-edged Japanese house designed by Japanese architecture firm</b> <b>TEKUTO</b><b>.</b> The house was designed for special clients, who …

Living Rooms

La Héronnière

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

Book Review: 'Unhappenings' is a fantastic time travel novel

Edward Aubry's <i>Unhappenings</i> is a smart and satisfying time travel novel. I love stories about paradox created by folks moving around in time, and this …

Cosplay bodypainter recreates comic characters and superheroes, in pictures - Telegraph

Body Art

This 500-Year-Old Book Revolutionized How We See Cities

The very first atlas of cities shows us how little has changed about our collective obsession with cityscapes.<p>Probably more than any other physical phenomenon, cities are a reflection of the incredible complexity of the modern world. And in the mid-1500s, as modern cities began to burgeon …

Is Backstory Killing Your Book’s Plot? Here’s How to Fix It

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> <i>5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing</i><i>, available now.</i>So many new writers start their books with …

Writing

Build a Miniature Concrete Village with SPACES

“As space begins to be captured, enclosed, molded, and organized by the elements of mass and volume, architecture comes into being.”<p>With influential …

Double Helix House / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects

“Double Helix House” is a small house which is located in Yanaka, Tokyo. There are many old wooden houses and historical temples which were left …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

Literature