Jason White

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Writing a Book or Article? Now’s the Time to Create Your ‘Author Platform’

An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

NASA showcases gorgeous new photo of Jupiter that looks almost too amazing to be real

Man, Jupiter sure is weird. The gas giant is one of the most-photographed objects in our Solar System thanks to its mesmerizing, swirling cloud tops, …

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Start Your Summer Reading List With 28 Scifi and Fantasy Books Coming in June

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your reading list in order before you embark on any vacations you have coming up. Of …

Ralph Ellison Goes Home

The author of “Invisible Man” revisits his Oklahoma childhood.<p>Ah, here’s Ralph again, talking about America. There’s no goddam America out there.—<i>One of his detractors.</i><p>As one quickly gathers from his conversations and occasional writings, Ralph Ellison is much preoccupied—as an individual, as a …

70 Fascinating Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Toronto in the Early 1960s

These fascinating photos were taken by gcosserat that show street scenes of Toronto from 1962 and 1965.<br>Bloor Streetcar, Toronto<br>Brentwood Towers, …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Want to Write a Book? Here Are 5 Powerfully Effective Ways to Find the Time You Need to Do It

Writing a book is not an easy thing to do, but the rewards for you and your business can make it well worth your time.<p>Don't let anyone tell you that writing a book is easy--it's not. Writing a book is hard work. My very first book--<i>Negotiating to Win</i>--was published in 1991, and I have written, …

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Wil Wheaton: “I live with chronic depression, and I am not ashamed”

Wil Wheaton is part of a select group of people who managed to emerge from childhood stardom relatively unscathed. After starring in films like <i>Stand</i> …

9 Extremely Subtle Signs You Have Too Much Inflammation In Your Body

If you're experiencing signs that your body has inflammation it may crop up in a number of different ways, and be a sign of a number of different …

Nine of the Most Violent Works of Literary Fiction

Most works of literary fiction aren’t heavy on the violence. After all, where’s the time, with all that wordplay and character development filling up …

You CAN Write a Publishable First Novel: 10 Do's and Don'ts

<i>Not every first novel is a practice novel.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>It’s a sad truth that most first novels never see print. Editors call them “practice …

How I Went From a Newbie To Making Over $1,000/mo Freelance Writing

I’m a Freelance Web Content Writer, who writes unique and engaging content for various websites and businesses.<p>With a cup of iced coffee and my …

Want To Sell A Screenplay? Avoid These Pitfalls by Kathie Fong Yoneda

<i>Film Courage: Potential pitfalls or traps a screenwriter should be aware of when trying to sell their screenplay?</i><p><b>Kathie Fong Yoneda:</b> Pitfalls…I think …

Screenwriting

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

The delusion of the day job, according to one of the world’s greatest novelists

The French author Gustave Flaubert found <i>le seul mot juste</i> to describe the idea of keeping a day job: A “delusion.” <b></b><p>Proving that the debate about whether it’s better to make a buck <i>doing anything</i> by day and write poetry or throw pottery by night has been unsettled for more than 150 years, Open Culture …

Literature

The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead

While literary novels are sidelined, crime fiction is fast developing as the most versatile narrative of our times<p>For years, crime fiction titles have topped the bestseller lists and library lending tables. That sales of the genre have now overtaken general fiction, as revealed at the London Book …

Books

This Fantasy Series Will Change Your Mind About Genre Fiction

N.K. Jemisin’s ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is fantasy at its finest<p><i>"For some crimes, there is no fitting justice—only reparation."</i><p>Forget what you think you know about fantasy novels: N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy takes Euro-centric fantasy, with its kings, courts, and dragons, and shakes things up …

Science Fiction

The Best New Books Coming Out Summer 2018

Coming soon to a bookstore near you<p>It’s shaping up to be another great summer for books, which is why the number one item on our spring cleaning …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Scary Movie (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)<p>Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those …

Horror

Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

Every once in a while, someone likes to declare that the horror genre is dead, and so far, every one of those predictions has been wrong. Horror …

Horror

Ancient Maya Sacrificial Cave Revealed in Rare Footage

Incredible abandoned ancient cities cover the region, but this hidden cave has a special allure.<p>Deep in the jungles of Belize, a sacred site has begun attracting tourists that are willing to hike, swim, and climb their way to reach it. The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, a place of great significance …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.<p>We've written about our favorite films of all time, but they'd be nothing without these memorable moments that make them worth watching again...and again... and again.<p><b>Warning:</b> <i>Some of the clips feature intense violence, mild</i> …

How plotting will make you a better writer

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been too keen on plotting. I was always concerned that it would take out the spontaneity of writing, something I truly …