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5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

21 Things That Will Make Sense To Writers

"How's the book going?"

Sober is the new drunk: why millennials are ditching bar crawls for juice crawls

Is being sober finally trendy? Juice crawls are just one of many booze-free events in the US catering to millennials who are ditching the hooch in favor of clarity<p>On a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Rachel Floyd and her boyfriend Paul Isham take a shot of a dark yellow liquid called Mother …

See Swatches Before You Shop the Urban Decay x Alice in Wonderland Collection

Urban Decay is one of those brands that can #BreakTheInternet with mere rumors of a new launch. That's exactly what happened in early April when Trendmood leaked shots of the upcoming Alice in Wonderland collection. We're now all familiar with (and have ogled) the small, colorful lineup. There's a …

10 Inspiring Reasons to Become a Writer

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

The Best Body Products for Your Wedding

Looking your very best on your wedding day has a lot to do with feeling your very best. Just like eating well and exercising is an essential pre-wedding regimen, so is treating your body (namely, your skin) well. We've already brought you our editor-approved picks for everything from skincare …

Moleskine Synchronizes Analog and Digital Sketching with their "Smart Writing Set"

Moleskine has announced a new product which it hopes will allow users to "bridge their analog and digital worlds." The Smart Writing Set is a system …

Sketching

Moleskine's Legendary Notebook Gets a $200 Tech Upgrade

Moleskine is not departing from the classic notebook. Instead, it's bringing tech into its pages.<p>Despite the rise of digital notetaking tools, apps and tablets, millions still prefer low-tech ink and paper. Many of those who write and sketch by hand are die-hard Moleskine fans. With its rounded …

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Silk Scarves Let You Drape Yourself in Abstract Art

You'll look like a work of art when draped in Sam Chirnside & Emily Gillis's 'Same Silks.'<p>The lustrous prints of Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sam Chirnside employ a range of dramatic, heavy brushstrokes made using a psychedelic color pallet. The rich textures of his …

Art

Find Creative Inspiration With This One-Minute Future Thinking Exercise

If you’re feeling stuck in a creative rut, giving your imagination a quick jolt can help. This exercise can help you refocus and it only takes 60 …

35 Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need for Fall

Think of this mascara as a curling iron for your lashes; it lifts them up and keeps them that way.<p><i>Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara, $7.49, target.com</i>