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5 Tools for Better Writing in Less Time

Learn how you can write great content in less time by using the helpful tools featured in this post.<p>“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise …

How to Write a Killer Book Introduction - Copyblogger

It might be a short ebook you intend to give away to blog subscribers.<p>Or you might be trying to pen a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.<p>Either way, I think I …

Two dying memoirists wrote bestsellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The literary pairing was inevitable.<p>"When Breath Becomes Air," Paul Kalanithi's memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at age 37, was published posthumously, in 2016, to critical acclaim and commercial success. "The Bright Hour," Nina Riggs's memoir of her final years …

Breast Cancer

The Top 10 Movies of 2017

For critics, the act of drawing up a 10-best list is always a time of angst—but who wants to hear it? Complaining about having to, heaven forfend, …

Top 10

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 & …

Summering Down | Memoir

As summer winds down, we feel the passage of time more acutely. This month’s memoirists each address this in their own way: grieving loved ones, …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

8 Tips to Writing Unreliable Narrators

The unreliable narrator … Ah, don’t you love that unsettling, page-turning, blockbuster-making literary device? An unreliable narrator makes for the …

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer. - Vox

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

TV Review: ‘Feud’

“Feud,” which tells the story of clashing screen titans Joan Crawford and Bette Davis around the production of their 1962 film “What Ever Happened to …

Entertainment

Hulu & Stephen King are Going to Scare the Pants Off You

Hulu wants to scare the pants off you. The streaming service ordered ten episodes of the soon-to-be-in-production psychological-horror drama series,</i> …

Netflix Movies 2017: 25 Oscar Winning Films To Stream Now Before The 89th Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night is right around the corner and to get prepared, we’ve compiled a list of 25 Oscar-winning films you can stream right now on …

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

The 79 books Barack Obama recommended during his Presidency

Throughout his time in the White Office, President Barack Obama has recommended hundreds of books.<p>For the last two years, for instance, Obama has …

Books

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

Opportunities for Writers: January and February 2017

Welcome to our first opportunities round up for 2017. For readers who are new to our site, each month we aim to provide a helpful round-up of writing …

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Here are the TV shows premiering in 2017 we’re most excited for

It’s a big year for superheroes on television<p>This year, there were 455 scripted shows on television. Next year, that number is expected to jump past 500, making it the biggest year in TV history. With so many new options — and old favorites — it’s become more important than ever to find the shows …

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

Public Relations

‘MindGamers’ Trailer: Sci-Fi Thriller Explores Hacking the Human Brain — Watch

The film follows a group of young students that create a wireless neural network.<p>What if you could hack the human brain? What if it were possible for …

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Financial Services

Come November: 5 Books to Understand the Modern World

It’s summer, which means beach books, blockbuster movies, and putting our brains in airplane mode for three months, right? Maybe so, but remember, fall will be here sooner than we’d like, and with it an election that promises to be historic regardless who is victorious at the ballot box. Now that …

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

7 Timeless Strategies for Finding Inner Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br>― Maya Angelou</i>I’ve been volunteering as a counselor for underprivileged kids for the better part …

Jefferson Airplane: 12 Essential Songs

“It’s No Secret” (1966)<p>The Jefferson Airplane's 1966 debut LP, <i>Jefferson Airplane Takes Off</i>, was recorded before Grace Slick joined the group and they …

Winnie-the-Pooh

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

As told by the people at home.

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …