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Coptic Church says Saudi crown prince ‘disturbs roots of regional extremism’

Paul Halim, the Coptic Church's spokesman in Egypt, said on Monday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman disturbs the roots of extremism in the …

Alexa can build Amazon Music playlists for you

Amazon announced today that Amazon Music listeners will now be able to ask Alexa to make a playlist through their Alexa-enabled devices. Commands like "Alexa, add this to my playlist" and "Alexa, create a new playlist" can be used and users can ask the assistant to add songs to a specific playlist …

Hebrews 7:1-3 – Who Was Melchizedek?

In chapter 5:1-10 the writer of Hebrews was discussing the high priesthood of Christ. Jesus is the superior High Priest because he was a human, like …

Theology
Theology

How to write a hook: 8 tips to lure in readers

Knowing how to write a hook is one of the key skills separating published from unpublished authors. Publishers want to know (among other things) that …

Creative Writing

Day Ten: Idea to Novel Workshop: Choosing Your Point-of-View Characters

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b> <br>Welcome to Day Ten of Fiction University’s At-Home Workshop: Idea to Novel in 31 Days. The first twelve days will …

Creative Writing

Writing a Memoir

At my grandmother’s.I was born into a family where stories were all-important. Not just stories you read in books, though those were much loved; not …

Creative Writing

How To Properly Plant A Tomato To Get 5–8ft Plants

Tomatoes depend on proper planting more than any vegetable and if you do the right thing, the plant will give you a lot of produce throughout the …

How to Write Thrilling Action Scenes

<b>By Vincent H. O’Neil<br>Part of the How They Do It Series</b> <i><br>JH: You'd think action scenes would be easier to write--you just describe what the characters</i> …

Writing

9 Ways to Reduce Reader Confusion: Resources for Writers

<b>Why do you write?</b><p>Perhaps you have a dream you want to turn into words, a memoir to share with the world, or an intricate fantasy that begs to be …

9 Writing Tips To Improve Your Content

The best writers could still get better, right? This article by John Jantsch presents 9 simple writing tips to help you improve your content<i>. It is</i> …

Writing

Dialogue words: Other words for ‘said’

Writing effective, compelling dialogue has multiple elements. It’s not only <i>what</i> characters say but <i>how</i> they say it that matters. Or how you show who’s …

Creative Writing

Ready to Start Writing Your Own Content? Here’s How

It’s never been easier or more possible to create your own content on a budget. Many of today’s hit shows started as a web series (like “Insecure” …

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Writing

Transforming a Short Story Into a Novel

When I first wrote my short story, “Escaping Time,” I intended for it to be a standalone piece about a teenage girl attempting to escape from a …

Writing

10 Amazon Echo Commands You Must Try

The big feature with every connected speaker is the ability to speak and get something interesting in response. Right now, the connected speaker with …

3 Brilliant Writing Tips I Learned From a Genius

Currently I’m reading a collection of essays by the National Book Award winner and genius grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates. Many people view Coates, …

Writing

6 Old-School Italian Christmas Cookies We Love

Dessert

Fine Tuning the Story Climax

Story Climax in The MatrixARGUABLY the most important scene in any tale is the story climax, also known as the must-have-scene.This scene, which …

Creative Writing

NaNoWriMo Is Big for Writers—and It Helps Publishers, Too

Each November for the past 18 years, thousands of writers have taken the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge: each attempts to create …

Writing

How to Improve Your Writing: My Top 7 Fast-Acting Methods

It’s rare that I meet a freelance writer who thinks their writing is good enough. It’s not just that you want to know how to improve your writing, …

Writing

The 30 Best Tools for Writers

If you want to write a book, you need the right tools for the job. But what are the <i>best</i> tools for writers? We get asked that all the time.Whether …

Writing

How NaNoWriMo Can Change Your Writing For The Better, Even If You Don't Finish A Novel In 30 Days

For some, November means the final stretch of fall, Thanksgiving, preparing for the holiday season, and rushing headlong into that end of the year …

Amazon Echo Has Come a Long Way Baby

The original Amazon Echo was an ugly black tube—a speaker meant to be set back in the corner, hidden from view. It was a cheap imitation of the …

Smart Homes

I Talked to 150 Writers and Here’s the Best Advice They Had

I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked …

Creative Writing

Hemingway's Writing Tip That Will Save You Time and Energy | Inc.com

When it comes to writing a book, there are many reasons to emulate the masters. Proust famously wrote in bed, while Joan Didion took an hour before dinner to read that day's writing with a drink in hand. Most authors have a strict schedule for writing days that they adhere to without question. But …

Writing

Wat Tan Hor (Flat Rice Noodles in Egg Gravy) 滑蛋河

A Classic Noodle Dish Everyone Loves: Wat Tan Hor 滑蛋河 Noodles are actually a fast food dish in Asia and are eaten on almost…The post Wat Tan Hor …

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