Katie Schmidt

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Vivid Imagery Makes Poetry More Pleasurable, According to Psychologists

Contrary to what English teachers led us to believe, most readers don’t judge poetry based on factors like alliteration and rhyme. In fact, a new …

Five Books About Writing that Made Me a Better Writer

I started devouring books around second grade and by around fifth grade, I was reading adult fiction along with young adult and middle grade fiction. …

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity

Time outside changes how active specific parts of the brain are, offering clearer, freer thought.<p>If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by sumptuous descriptions and erudite references, suspenseful twists and jolting turns, as well as characters so fully fleshed out that you mourn their absence long …

Literature

Great Art Doesn’t Just Happen: The Millions Interviews Bill Goldstein

<b>Bill Goldstein</b> and I met in the spring of 2014 at Ucross, an artists’ retreat in Wyoming. Our studios were actually quite far from each other but we …

Literature

Ten silly things you do that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

What older women wish they could tell their younger selves

If the ‘feel old yet?’ memes prove anything - other than that some people have a awful lot of time on their hands - is that sometimes cliched adages …

Self-improvement

Neil deGrasse Tyson Analyzed All the Big Physics Plot Holes in 'Game of Thrones'

<b>Warning: This article contains spoilers for Season 7 of Game of Thrones.</b><p>The seventh season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> forced fans to endure some serious …

13 Unforgettable James Joyce Quotes

Quotes from Irish writer James Joyce and his works<p>James Joyce is one of the most famous and controversial writers of the 20th century. His epic …

The Problem of ‘Living in the Present’

These days, many of us would rather not be living in the present, a time of persistent crisis, political uncertainty and fear. Not that the future looks better, shadowed by technological advances that threaten widespread unemployment and by the perils of catastrophic climate change. No wonder some …

Meet the original single lady, who wrote the book on living alone

Marjorie Hillis was the “spinster-in-chief” who showed women that they could make it on their own<p>In 1930, Marjorie Hillis stood in front of a large, …

Want to write for us? We’re hiring!

If you’re the type to frequent tons of Android news sites, you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to write the stories, not just read …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Keep on Your Radar This Fall

Look, guys. This fall’s offering of books is huge. <i>Huge</i>. We’re not even going to suggest reading <i>all</i> of these, unless you yourself are some kind of …

Walkaway won the Dragon Award for Best Apocalyptic Novel

Yesterday, I left the Black Rock Desert after Burning Man and my phone came to life and informed me that my novel Walkaway had been awarded …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …