Ryan Brown

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How Famous Writers Awaken Their Creativity – Page 4

How Rituals Help Us Form a Consistent Writing Habit<p>In his book The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg reveals …

Creativity

Giant Stone Hands Support Vietnam’s New Golden Bridge

Overlooking the Da Nang mountain range.<p>Massive hand sculptures made of stone are the supporting structures for Vietnam‘s new Golden Bridge. Located …

Vietnam

Prefab camper van kits cost $13,500

Bonus: They can be installed in two weeks<p>Talk to any aspiring van owner and there are usually two barriers to making the #VanLife dream come true: time and money. There are ways to build a van on the cheap—this couple tricked out a Sprinter for just $18,000—but a DIY build can require upwards of …

Campervans

10 Simple Steps to Improve Your Writing

You know how certain things in life are immutable?Writing is not one of them.I’m not going to lecture you on the traditional writing process. We all …

Six things they say you should probably do if you want to be a writer

1. Write. Just do it.Okay, so I’m doing it. I’m writing.It is early morning. The heat wave finally broke and it feels actually cold compared to the …

Writing

No more struggling with a daily writing habit— if you implement these 3 important practices

Accomplished writers such as Jeff Goins recommend a daily writing habit of 500 words or more at a time.<p>It is a somewhat arbitrary number, but it …

Starbucks is replacing plastic straws with “sippy cups” for adults

<b>STRAWLESS STARBUCKS.</b> If you love plastic straws, you will soon have to get them somewhere other than Starbucks.<p>On July 9, Starbucks announced its …

Got 2 Minutes to Learn 6 Easy In-Camera Transitions?

In-camera transitions can give your project plenty of style without costing you a dime.A good transition can add a lot of flair and production value …

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

How to Fall in Love with Writing… Especially if You’re Not a Writer

There comes a point in every writer’s life when they can’t face the blank page again. Whether you’re a copywriter or a fiction writer, that damn …

How to Write a Book to Build Your Brand

You might have great reasons to write a book, but do you have the capabilities to execute?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever I mention that I write books, I'm frequently asked about my writing process and how I went about producing <i>Connected to Goodness</i> and</i> …

Writing

These 5 Books Will Make You a Better (and More Productive) Writer

Great writers have valuable lessons to tell: Learn from them.<p>Before I sat down to write this, I cut a soft green guava and a ripe mango for my daughter and me, peeled off half a slice of cold Emmental cheese (she had mozzarella), munched on some sour cream and onion potato chips (sinful but …

8 terrific tips for writing clear, compelling headlines

Every piece of content you write should have a powerful headline.That headline sets the first impression for readers, and ideally it incites people …

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

The Only Guide You’ll Need If You Want To Finish Your Novel In 3 Months

The Five Rules You’ll Need To SucceedThese days it seems the internet is filled with life hacks and guides to help you live your best life ever. I …

Photography Hack: How to Use a Phone Screen to Create Enchanting Portraits

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever for photographers to create images that are not only breathtaking but also ignite our sense of wonder. Often, this is through photo manipulation in programs like Photoshop. But photographer Mathias Fast has recently introduced a fantastic photography …

Photography

Learn How To Publish Your Novel On Your Own With This In-Depth Guide

It helps you become an author by focusing on the entire process, from writing to creating a website to getting your book published on Amazon.<p>The idea …

Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his “brilliant, fearless spirit” as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61.<p>CNN, which hosted Bourdain’s globetrotting culinary travel guide Parts Unknown, confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said it was …

Anthony Bourdain

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

The Story Comes First: Where to Start with Story Structure

I’m a discovery writer: my preferred method of storytelling involves as little outlining as possible. I usually like to start with a group of …

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

Murder mystery author Jane Harper has six tips for writing a bestselling novel

It's the kind of success story writers dream of.<p>In 2014, Jane Harper decided she was finally going to do it — she was going to write a book.<p>She …

Are you a budding writer? Here's what JK Rowling's typical writing day looks like

Hack:<p>Harry Potter author JK Rowling has walked her fans through what her typical writing day looks like<p>Taking to her blog, Harry Potter author JK …

The Best Adventure Books, According to Bookworms

This week, we scanned Amazon's bestseller list for the highest-rated adventure books, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.<p><b>'Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail' ($10)</b><p>"There is something fascinating about the idea of going far away from everything and everyone …

Save up to 67 Percent of Your Disk Space With Lightroom's DNG Compression

Disk space can be a real burden for photographers who shoot a lot of images per year. Tony Northrup goes through how you can save up to 67 percent of …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

How to Write Consistently and Show Up Every Single Day (Even When You Don’t Feel Like It)

I get it…Some days you just don’t <i>feel like writing.</i> The inspiration isn’t there and you feel like you don’t have anything important to say.Your …

7 Van Conversion Companies That Will Do the Legwork For You

Get on the road faster by leaving the carpentry and wiring to the pros.<p>Whether you're looking to conquer rugged terrain off-grid, or simply want an adventure-ready vehicle, camper vans pose a great solution for those eager to take life on the road. If you're itching to join the enticing #vanlife …

RVs

10 things I learned by writing 2000 words a day and 60000 in a month

So the story goes like this, One day I decided that I need to have my own blog.So before launching my website, I decided that I must write 30 …

Writing