Kathleen Shiroma

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A Writer's Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure

Plot and structure are like gravity. You can work with them or you can fight against them, but either way they’re as real as a the keyboard at your …

We tried Dropbox's unreleased document editor, and it's like a prettier version of Google Docs

Dropbox wants to be more than a place for you to store files in the cloud. With its new Paper app, the company is taking on Google Docs by letting you create and edit documents on the web.<p>Think of Paper as a sleek, minimal replacement to Microsoft Word or Apple's Pages. It might become your …

Why Women Need Self-Defense Classes of Their Own

After a scary incident of street harassment I wanted to learn how to defend myself, but I kept running into sexism.<p>A couple months ago, as I was biking home around midnight from a friend's house, a man stepped out from between two cars about 50 feet ahead of me. Approaching with arms outstretched, …

How The ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Has Kept In Touch Since Filming Wrapped

There’s nothing that gets a fanbase going like a reunion. Judging by the reaction whenever Jimmy Fallon does his ’90s Nostalgia thing, it almost seems like people enjoy the reconciliation more than the actual project, whether it be a TV show, band, or, in this case, a movie. Specifically, the <i>Harry</i> …

Harry Potter Author Reveals the Cost of Hogwarts Tuition

Four years after the Harry Potter movie franchise came to an end with 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, there are still a few …

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Prepare Yourself for a Mind-Blowing "Harry Potter" Revelation

How did you not notice this before?<p>OK, so you've probably watched <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2</i>, like, a zillion times, which means you've also watched that scene where they rush into the heat of battle at Hogwarts, like, a zillion times, without realizing the deep significance of some …

Amazing 3D sketches that look as if objects are flying, sailing or crawling off the paper

Although it appears the ship is about to take off into the distance, it is in fact the result of nothing but paper and pen.<p>A Dutch artist has created …

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Sweet Wedding Proposal Created With 250 Helpers and Thousands of Post-Its

We've recently seen the magic that time and a lot of Post-it notes can produce, and in this video, it's no different. To celebrate White Day in South Korea (an amorous holiday that falls on March 14), advertising agency Innored and Post-it teamed up to help a guy romantically propose to his …

10 Latin Language References Hidden in Harry Potter

“I cannot remember telling my parents that I was studying Classics,” J.K. Rowling said in a 2011 commencement speech at Harvard. “They might well …

Tom Felton jokes: Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are together now

Harry Potter star Tom Felton has jokingly ‘confirmed’ a relationship between his character and Daniel Radcliffe’s.<p>The actor played Draco Malfoy …

Film Industry

Houses

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four <b>houses</b>, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric <b>Gryffindor</b>, Helga <b>Hufflepuff</b>, …

Best "Harry Potter" x "Mean Girls" Mash-Up Memes On The Internet

Buckle up your broomstick because things are about to get fetch. Grool.<p>We love <i>Harry Potter</i>. We love <i>Mean Girls</i>. But do you know what we love more? …

31 Times The Cast Of "Harry Potter" Gave You Friendship Goals

WARNING: This may make you emotional.

Incredible Miniature Paintings Of Galaxies, Animals And Books By Lorraine Loots

Lorraine Loots, an expert at creating tiny art “for ants,” is back with a new series of mind-bogglingly small (and beautiful) paintings of animals, …

12 Fantastic Facts About A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed science fantasy novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> has been delighting readers since its 1962 release. Whether you’ve never had the …

The Storytelling Manifesto

<i>Tell us a story!</i><p>Since the dawn of humanity the storyteller has been the center of popular culture. It began around the campfires of our ancestors …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Men aren't better writers than women. Literary mags need to close the book on gender bias

A new study says that top literary publications are guilty of prioritising male critics and authors, with some featuring less than a quarter of women. Radhika Sanghani explains why this doesn't represent what's on our book shelves<p>Some of the most talked about books in recent times are Donna Tartt’s</b> …

Ocean-Inspired Glass Vases and Sculptures Capture the Beauty of Cascading Waves

Santa Cruz, California-based husband and wife Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker are impressive glass artists individually, but the stunning pieces they produce as a duo blow us away with the breathtaking force of a tidal wave. Working mainly with hot glass, the pair create gorgeous, ocean-inspired …

Sculpture

Exquisite Drawings by Alfred Basha

Continuing my "Instagram browsing saga" I bumped into some exquisite drawings and I simply had to share them here with you. I'm talking about …

10 essential supplies every DIY beginner needs

You've pinned and searched and now you're left wondering, "What's next?" It's time to put the "do" back in do it yourself.<p>All you need are the right …

31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

Your clutter will soon be under their control. 1. Magne […]