Jymyaka Braden

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What I Learned Writing on Medium

How to Find Opportunites for GrowthMedium is an excellent platform for any writer. Beginner writers, like myself, have an opportunity here. For …

Creative Writing

Mystery novelist Gail Bowen on how to write engaging fiction

Gail Bowen has written 17 Joanne Kilbourn mystery novels before her latest entry, <i>The Winners' Circle</i>. Yet, she says every time she opens her laptop …

Creative Writing

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

On a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript Super 8 motel off Sunset Boulevard. Nearly all were dressed head to toe in black: elegant crepe shirts, fitted leather pants, wide-brimmed …

Sexual Harassment

The Congressman Who Warned Us About Climate Change in 1864

George Perkins Marsh wrote a best-selling book warning about the devastation of man-made climate change in the 19th century. We've been backsliding …

Local Economies

Used Cars Full Of Used Electronics Set Sail For Nigeria

Lower-income countries get a lot of old stuff from the U.S. and Europe. Used cars and buses and trucks, for instance, roll onto ships to be resold at their destination.<p>But you'd be surprised at what might be inside these vehicles. Two photocopiers plus two TVs can typically fit in a car. A bus …

United Nations

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

Stop writing things nobody cares about

and other fundamental short tips for success in writingWhat makes an excellent writer? What is the judge of an excellent write-up? On a platform like …

Creative Writing

17 Essay & Short Story Collections By Novelists You Adore, From Zadie Smith To Toni Morrison

Literature is filled with talented novelists who can spin tales that lasts hundreds and hundreds of pages, but many writers will tell you that it's …

Books

How to Write and Publish Your First Book 4: Master Editing

If you want to publish a book, you need to master editing. Watch the video below to see how to go about the editing process. Editing can seem like an …

Writing

How to Find the Conflict in a Story

One of the greatest challenges of writing better stories is knowing exactly which scenes to write. The best scenes focus on the core elements of …

Creative Writing

7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Creative Writing

The thriller writers who are making a killing with crime fiction

<b>British readers have become more gripped by crime and thriller novels, with sales up by 19% between 2015 and 2017, new figures suggest.</b><p>The rise has been fuelled by the growth of psychological thrillers and the success of big names like <b>Lee Child</b>, <b>James Patterson</b> and <b>Dan Brown</b>.<p>18.7m crime and thriller …

Books

The Great Eight – Writing Tips

As Somerset Maugham said, ‘There are three rules for the writing of a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.’ While we’re waiting for …

Writing

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

Writing techniques to polish your prose

Writing techniques make individual authors’ styles distinctive.From poetic devices (such as metaphor and simile) to narrative strategies, writers use …

Creative Writing

Why you need to focus on delayed gratification as a writer

Writing is about nothing more than process. Sure, there’s an outcome involved in writing, we all want to be published somewhere. But good writing …

Writing

Shameless Self-Promotion (for Writers)

Marketing is the bane of an author’s existence. It distracts us from what we really want to be doing: writing. It forces us to enter into the …

Writing

My Second Month On Medium

On February 12th, 2018, two months back, I posted my first story on Medium.Forget expectations, embrace your realityI talked about being scared to …

Creative Writing

3 “First Things To Mind” Reasons Writing a Book Changes Your Life

I was walking around an indoor track. This wasn’t a normal track, but rather, a 1/16th mile track on the top level of an LA Fitness in Chicago. I had …

Writing

Novel Reference Journal

Every author has their own process of writing a book. Mine has developed over the past six or seven years to use National Novel Writing Month to jump …

Creative Writing

Book Reviews, Bestselling Books Publishing Business News | Publishers Weekly

Feature: Romance Novels<p>Issue: June 4<br>Deadline: Apr. 24<br>This feature will look at the state of romance publishing for writers of color. We’d like to …

Writing

Women Writing

<b>Women Writing</b><p><b>Jing Liu</b>, <b>Mimi Hoang</b>, <b>Anna Puigjaner</b> in conversation with <b>Hilary Sample</b>.<p>Writing about architecture remains critical to the education of an …

Writing

How to overcome writer’s block

What to do, when you hit the proverbial wall.<p>The first key of writing is to write, not to think.<p>-William Forrester<p>If you’ve ever written anything, …

Creative Writing
Books

Just Write Something — It Will Change Your Life

Why do I choose to write?Why do I choose to write <i>and</i> put it out for the world to see?What caused the sudden shift from writing long essays on …

Writing

MarketingProfs | Marketing Writing Bootcamp

MESSAGE<p><b>Establish Your Message Architecture</b><p><b>Speaker:</b><br>Margot Bloomstein—Principal, Appropriate, Inc.<p><i>ON-DEMAND: View at your convenience, starting July</i> …

Marketing

Son finds father's manuscript, reads stories on his deathbed

In the last month of his father's life, Randy Walker was sorting through some of his belonging's when he came across a manuscript.

Long Island

Jay Coles - Interview

Headlines about the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of police are seemingly never-ending, and Jay Coles is engaging with this …

Writing
High School