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Halloween 2017: 27 horror films that will actually scare you from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity to The Witch

Oh, Halloween: the perfect time of year to hunker down with your nearest and dearest to watch a film that'll hopefully scare the living hell out of …

John Crowley's new epic 'Ka' is a late masterpiece in a stellar fantasy career

Neil Gaiman calls John Crowley's best-known novel, "Little, Big," "one of my favourite books in the world." Michael Chabon claims Crowley as an inspiration for his own work, alongside Borges, Steven Millhauser and Thomas Pynchon, "writers who can dwell between worlds." Other fans include the late …

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How to Write Descriptive Passages Without Boring the Reader or Yourself

Describing stuff can be the hardest part of writing prose fiction. You have a scene in your head, with all the dialogue and action, but now you have …

Creative Writing

10 Fantasy Book Series That Could Rival Game of Thrones on TV

Game of Thrones might be our favorite fantasy show ever, but here are the 10 best fantasy series that could possibly be even better... • facebook …

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7 ways Alexa can make Halloween even spookier

With Halloween just around the corner, use these Alexa tricks to take your celebration to the next level.<p>Halloween is one of the most enjoyable times of the year to own a smart home. You can easily automate your decorations and get creative with all the smart devices scattered around the …

Smart Homes

The shocking novels that scared the hell out of America

Satanic possessions, bleeding banisters, monster sharks, children in the attic — all this as familiar to readers as their morning coffee, but where did these horrors come from and how did they make themselves at home?<p>Grady Hendrix tells us all about it in his lavishly-illustrated “Paperbacks From …

Books

Four RPGs To Terrify You This Halloween Season

<i>We at Geek & Sundry love roleplaying games. Halloween is the perfect time to get into a new, horror-filled one in anticipation for our new RPG show</i></b> …

Horror

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book

My first four books were so bad, so arrogant, PUKE!And then I wrote and published 18 books. The first six were bad. Maybe more. Maybe first …

Writing

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Some of you <i>may</i> have noticed that the esteemed Mr. Gaiman is my favorite living author. Even if he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s hard not to …

Creative Writing

Recapturing the Magic of Stories – Practical Ideas for Better Creative Writing

“Do we have to write?” He looks at me and awaits my answer. I know he wants me to say no, but instead, I nod. Every day. Just try. It’ll get better. …

Creative Writing

How to Buckle Down and Write Your Book | Inc.com

The idea of writing a book is a daunting one. We hear from would-be authors every day who tell us that they've been thinking about it for years, but just can't get started. There are many things that can get in the way of starting a book, ranging from fear of criticism to lack of time to devote to …

Creative Writing

New Releases: 5/30/17

Here’s what went on sale today!<b>A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva</b>To solve Rhode Island’s budget crisis, the state’s colorful governor, Attila the …

Rhode Island

How to Self-Publish a Book

So you want to self-publish your book? You’re in good company. Plenty of authors have gone ahead of you, working to prove that high-quality books can …

Writing

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

Gaming Stag: Playing D&D without a party

<i>Gaming with others is great, but sometimes, you just gotta do it yourself. In Gaming Stag, we tackle solo adventuring in RPGs, board games and …

Dungeons and Dragons

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule | Inc.com

"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute rule can help you develop the self-discipline you need to tackle …

Procrastination

7 ways to get over your writer's block, according to published authors

Whether it's a novel, poem, essay, or even an email or letter, sometimes the words just won't come.<p>To help you get over writer's block, we've gone through some answers from published authors and writers to the question "What are some tips to get rid of writer's block?" on Quora.<p>Here are 7 of their …

Creative Writing

How to Quickly Make a D&D Character in Under 10 Minutes

The first time you make a character in Dungeons & Dragons it could literally take hours. Mine did at least. Ideally, you should invest time into …

Board Games

Preparing Your Mind for Writing: How to Make the Shift

I teach a workshop called “Fearless Writing,” which is not a “how to write” class but a “how to get into the frame of mind where writing is possible” …

Writing

My Writing Process, Pt. 1 of 2: How I Use Scrivener to Outline My Novels - Helping Writers Become Authors

I’m starting the plan for the new draft of my book. My last draft was kind of an insane mashup of past drafts. Which is part of the reason it sucked. …

Why You Should Vomit Your First Draft

There was no hesitation as I vomited. I didn’t put on my glasses, clean the seven litter boxes, or put on shoes before I ran to the toilet and …

Creative Writing

GMing A Religious World - 4 Points Of Divine Inspiration For Your Game

Religion in the genre of fantasy has become such a staple, so normative, that the very few fantasy novels I can think of that had no religion or had …

6 More D&D Campaign Ideas Straight From The Monster Manual

Creating an entire campaign story arc for your D&D players is a monumental task, and requires a lot of thought and work to make it happen. But, it’s …

25 Sci-Fi Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now

<i>If you’re in the mood to visit faraway planets without leaving your couch, consider any one of these science-fiction flicks available to stream on</i> …

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | Inc.com

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an …

Writing

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

How to write a novel this year: 'I'm surprised at how much time I find'

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

Writing

4 Steps in Discovering The Joys of One Shot RPGs

The new year is when most people try new things. Gyms are crowded by people looking to lose weight. Dinner tables are filled with healthier meals. …

How to Keep Writing When You Feel Inadequate

Today’s post is by Ayodeji Awosika. Ayodeji is a writing coach who helps aspiring writers develop the confidence and habits they need to make an …

Creative Writing

This year's biggest book adaptations – and which ones are worth reading first

From Margaret Atwood to Stephen King, a host of great authors will see work adapted for film and TV this year. Here’s our guide to which to read before you watch<p>Thanks to Hollywood’s baffling inability to produce anything that wasn’t first a book, a question that gets asked more and more these days …

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