Leamsi Zednanreh

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So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

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Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

'Multiple Choice' Is A) A Novel, B) In Test Form, C) Fascinating, D) All Of The Above

There are some books that make you acutely aware that you are Reading a Book.<p>In <i>The Game of Literature and Some Literary Games</i>, Elizabeth Bruss explains that, when readers engage with books like that, they make many choices that in turn affect the overall experience. "Literary games," she writes, …

Meet the automated flash fiction writer you never knew you wanted

The automated assist<p>So often in modern literature, the would-be avant-garde talent grows stifled, boring. They attend the same parties and talk to the same people, and form movements and issue manifestos and so on. This activity in fact dominates the literature world so thoroughly that — …

WATCH: FREE MOVIE Lloyd Pye: Where Did We Come From?

Lloyd Pye attempts to answer the ultimate question that our ancestors and we have been asking for years, where did humans really come from? This very …

ASTROSAT crossed a major milestone – Spacecraft fully assembled and tests initiated

ASTROSAT is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying distant celestial objects. The mission is capable of performing …

Simon Pegg: 'comic book films are dumbing us down'

Simon Pegg is 'retiring from geekdom' to become a serious actor and says comic book films are 'taking our focus away from real-world issues'<p>Comic book superhero films are “infantilising” the adult population, according to Simon Pegg.<p>Adults should be watching challenging fare that asks “moral …

Comic Books

Take Your Kit from Car Camping to Backpacking | REI Co-op Journal

First things first: Rules are meant to be broken. I once unknowingly lugged a full-size cast-iron skillet into the backcountry on a gear-testing trip …

Backpacking