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7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Traumatizing Your Characters, Part 6: Intrusive Recollection

We've discussed a lot of aspects of trauma at this point! If you'd like to catch up, here you are:<p>Part 1: General facts<p>Part 2: Types of trama<p>Part 3: …

Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain

Create a villain with today’s writing tips.When it comes to writing fiction, we each have our own unique challenges. For some of us, it’s a struggle …

Writing Club Wednesday: Emotionally Investable Characters

During my first screenwriting class, our professor started off the session by asking us what we thought were components of a good story. One girl …

Creating Antagonists in Your Fiction

<b>Guest Post by Jack Smith</b><p>Antagonists can be persons or larger forces—groups, institutions, the society as a whole, nature, or the cosmos. Plots …

Writing

How to Create a Compelling Character, Addendum: More Thoughts on the Moment of Humanity

<i>The original piece for this was here, but I keep expanding the definition, so I thought it was time for a re-write.</i> <br>Your heroes have a lot of work to …

Tips to Create Emotional Connection with Your Readers

A guest post by Linda CraigTake a moment to think about the best book you have ever read. Why were you so hooked on it? You couldn’t leave it for …

Writing

Walking Camus's Paris

By Alice Kaplan September 19, 2016<p>Arts & Culture<p>Albert Camus.<p>The myth is tenacious: an unknown writer on the verge of international fame, not suspecting that the scattered pages on his or her desk will become that miracle, a first published novel and a passport to glory. From March to May 1940, …

Can You Trust Someone? Don't Check Their Phone. Check This.

How can you tell if your relationship will go the distance: Unconditional love? Shared dreams? Great sex? Actually, it seems that in the long term, …

Credit Scores

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>Quotes aren’t life hacks. They’re small condensed findings from a lifetime of mistakes. You can quote me on …

How to Build a Better Buttercream

Now that our long national nightmare is over—obviously I’m referring to the cupcake craze of the unfortunate aughts—let’s talk for a moment about …

Dessert

20 Scientific Truths About Success (Some May Surprise You)

Sometimes the reality of what creates success can be quite different from what you've been taught.<p>We all grow up dreaming of what we will become. Visions of grandeur are commonplace, because when you are a kid, you have nothing but time and pure hope.<p>But as we age, the messages we get about success …

7 Habits of Masterful Managers Who Coach Their Teams to Success

Being good at your job is important. Making other people better at their jobs is most important of all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers are the quarterbacks and coaches of their teams. Managers with great reputations for producing the most successful teams are …

Market Trends

20 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Up

When you need comforting, these are the only things that'll do.<p>Comfort food season has arrived, so skip the summer salads and opt for hearty soups, casseroles, and roasts. These autumn dishes are filling, easy to make, and perfect for a cold fall day. We also threw some baked goods in here, too, …

Stout and chocolate fondants

Stout is a seasoned favourite of bakers and cooks alike, and sits perfectly alongside chocolate. These fondants, while rich and indulgent as any fondant should be, have a bitter tang which perfectly cuts through the sticky sweetness of the molten centre. While Guinness is a good and obvious choice, …

Banana bread

As featured in the Over60 cookbook, <i>The Way Mum Made It</i>, Marilyn Hulslander says of her banana bread recipe, “I have been making this for 40 years and …

Six Essentials for Good Storytelling—and Great Content Marketing

"Storytelling" is often used loosely as a term for good writing. Which makes me wonder: Do marketers actually understand storytelling in the context …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

Baking Bacon for the Perfect BLT

If I had a dollar for every request I've received for a BLT video, I'd have enough money to buy a lot of bacon. I’ve never gotten around to doing …

Breakfast

Pancake Mini-Muffins

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, which the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the day the Christian season of Lent begins, which is typically the time of …

4 Things You Can Do Now To Improve Your Content Writing

There are so many guides and articles that tell you how to improve your content writing. Most are long and contain complicated advice. For content writers, we simply don't have the time to go through all of these guides, as any help we get needs to be quick and also help us immediately.<p>After …

Three Poems by Francesca Coppola

Nebraska<p>There is a red hair in my blanket…<p>The sun breaks a yolk over the garbage cans. I know the feeling…<p>It’s something deep in the cave of a man’s …