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Children’s Hospital Prepares For The Worst As Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Debuts

A more responsible second season can't undo the damage the first season has done, experts warn.<p>The first season of Netflix’s <i>13 Reasons Why</i> …

Mental Health

99 Questions That Will Really Help You Get To Know Someone

Getting to know someone is all about asking the right questions. Armed with the right conversation starters you'll cut through the nonsense & get …

Relationships

The Nitty Gritty Practical Guide to Giving your Characters Unique Voice

10 Key Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Characters<p>Character Voice is as difficult to pin down as it is critical.<p>Plenty of writing advice …

100 Must-Read Books That Have Been Adapted for Movies and Television

It seems like every time a new book deal is announced lately, there’s almost always news of the screen rights also being sold. When the rights to a …

Books

10 amazing Inktober 2016 artists

Another October is nearly at an end, and that means another Inktober challenge will be drawing to a close. Aimed at giving artists all over the world …

Stranger Things

3 Reasons Your Manuscript Gets Rejected by Agents

I am a reader. Yes, I read books, but I mean an agent’s reader. I read requested manuscripts. I read <i>your</i> requested manuscript.<p>Readers are one of the …

Writing

8 poems every man should know

For National Poetry Day we've collated eight poems that every man should know, from William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 29' to Yeats' 'When You Are …

10 Things I Know About You and Your Books

From our earliest moments, most writers are avid readers. We devour books – for story, for Craft, for new worlds and new ideas.<p>We have To Be Read …

Ask An Agent: What Makes A Self-Published Author Stand Out?

Ask An Agent: Paul Lucas On What Makes A Self-Published Author Stand Out<p>August 25, 2016 - Understanding Publishing - 29 Comments<p><i>Paul Lucas is a</i> …

Writing

J.K. Rowling has an inspirational piece of advice for budding writers

LONDON — In the same way that the <i>Harry Potter</i> books have the ability to flit seamlessly between comedy and drama, J.K. Rowling is just as adept as …

6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing

Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer who worked closely with screenwriters on his films. The master storyteller, born 13 August …

Creative Writing

Cool Bullet Journal Ideas for Books

Are you familiar with bullet journals? It’s a style of journaling that organizes a journal into a hybrid diary/planner/to-do list for paper and pen …

Books

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature

8 Facts About Crying That Will Make You Go "Huh"

Scientists think emotional tears are unique to humans, but nobody has yet figured out why they exist.<p>Whether it's tears of sadness or tears of laughter, there doesn't seem to be much point in getting a wet face – even scientists are divided on the reasons for emotional tears. BuzzFeed spoke to some …

Emotional Intelligence

A Few of the British Words and Phrases I've Confused My American Co-Workers With

Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working for io9 and Gizmodo from my home here in England. Aside from the occasional purging of …

How to write accents and dialects: 6 tips

Learn how to write accents and dialects in your stories because it will help you write about crosscurrents between people and places. Regional …

Linguistics

Character Archetypes: A to Z Introduction–What’s an Archetype?

Over the next few months this website will be posting an A to Z series on Character Archetypes.This post introduces archetypes as a concept.Contents …

Writing

25 Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Your Book

I don’t read novels like I used to.I want to, but can’t. That’s for a lot of reasons — for one, it’s time. I write a lot. I have a five-year-old. …

Writing

7 common novel writing tips (use caution)

Common novel writing tips should never be applied without further thought. Here are 7 common writing tips you’ll hear in creative writing classes and …

Creative Writing

Hey, Nerds, The New York Public Library Just Put 300,000 Books On An App For You

Now you have no excuse not to read on the subway.<p>Getting lost in the vast stacks of the iconic New York Public Library, picking out a book that strikes your fancy, cuddling up with your new adventure and feeling your heart skip a beat as you flip to the first page ― there’s an app for that!<p>The New …

Books

Are Your Adjectives Powerful?

At ProWritingAid, we’re trying to help you finesse your writing with usable examples so you can spend more time writing and less time editing.<p>This …

Creative Writing

Artist Perfectly Captures The Daily Struggles Of Being A Woman

Cartoonist’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood perfectly<p>Cassandra Calin’s illustrations capture the struggles of womanhood so …

Mom of girl with autism moved by kids' kind act at water park

For parents of boys and girls with special needs, there are many moments of feeling like "the world doesn't understand your children," said mom Stephanie Skaggs.<p>But for one afternoon this summer, she felt like her daughter Baylee, who has autism, was understood perfectly, thanks to two kind …

Here's a Delightful Mash-up of Dance Scenes From '80s Movies

It will make you want to ~move~ your body.<p>In honor of the 30th anniversary of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling," YouTuber Robert Jones created this epic supercut of dancing in '80s movies. Clap your hands everybody!<p>It's still such a joy to watch Patrick Swayze and John Travolta and Kevin …

These 6 writing tips could help you land a movie deal

The best story ever written wasn't measured in pages.<p>In fact, it didn't even come close to one full page — it was six short words.<p>Penned by the great …

19 Times Tumblr Understood The Struggle Of Being A Writer

Please don't arrest me, it was just research I swear!

Tumblr

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

7 Signs of True Friendship

Friendship is one of the greatest gifts in all of life. We all value friendship, but in our modern world, we’ve lost sight of what friendship really …

14 Teachers Share Horror Stories About Their Students' Parents

No. 8 is just downright ridiculous.<p>It goes without saying that teachers have tough jobs. The hours can be long, the job can be thankless, earning respect from unruly students can be challenging — and sometimes, the parents can be downright ridiculous. In a recent Reddit thread that asked teachers …