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9 Simple Lessons for Writing Effective Horror Screenplays

<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> …

Horror

5 horror movies to see this summer

The start of summer and lulling heat is a beckoning call to the cool, cushioned seats of movie theaters. The cavernous rooms offer your home air-conditioner a well-deserved break, and you the chance to be engulfed in a different world of adventure, comedy and love.<p>But let's wake up from the summer …

The 16 Most Important Techniques for the BJJ Beginner

What’s the most common problem (aside from getting caught under side control) facing the BJJ beginner? It’s probably feeling overwhelmed by the …

Martial Arts

Basic to Beast Complete Bodyweight Workout Program

Too many trainees and athletes are quick to overlook (and sometimes forget) about the bodyweight workout. Even so, you can become very strong when …

App’s a good idea: Support for Singapore's elderly

Singapore has launched an app that recommends financial help for elderly citizens. GovInsider takes a look under the bonnet of the new AICare Link …

Apps

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

Italian Food

This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and serve: It's that easy. But not everything worth making is brand new.<p>There are times when …

Pinterest for authors: a step-by-step guide

Pinterest is the social media site that has every wannabe chef and bride-to-be totally hooked. It allows users to “pin their interests” to create …

Infographics

Sparkling Mango Lemonade All Summer Long

Sparkling mango lemonade is a fun, fizzy beverage you'll want to drink all summer long. It's completely customizable to your own tastes -- make it sweeter or more tart, or spike it with a splash of vodka!<p>Nothing says “summer” to me than my first batch of homemade lemonade. Mind you, I did NOT grow …

Lemonade

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut …

Paris Review - Haruki Murakami, The Art of Fiction No. 182

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 170, Summer 2004<p>The author at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.<p>Haruki Murakami is not only arguably the most experimental Japanese novelist to have been translated into English, he is also the most popular, with sales in the millions worldwide. His greatest novels …

Literature

Forward Pressure vs. Counter Striking

Chaisiri had great success counter striking early on but he began to fade in the middle of round three. He did not absorb an unusual amount of damage …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

The Secret Ingredient to Tastier Tacos | Men's Health

When you shop for this recipe, be sure to buy Mexican-style chorizo, a raw sausage sold loose or in links you can break apart. Spanish chorizo is a cured, hard sausage, and while delicious, it’s not right for this recipe.<p>Armed with this recipe, you can host your next taco night at your casa.<p><b>Potato</b> …

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Books

Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 2

Here’s the second edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress! We’ve combed through the internet to put together a reading list of some of the best …

What I Learned About Movies from a Well-Read Dog

Can I tell you a secret?<p>An embarrassing amount of what I know about classic literature comes from a kids' TV show called <i>Wishbone</i>.<p>You might remember …

Finding a way in the dark

Learning<p>What Brandi left him<p>The house was finally quiet by the time Mike Schamadan sat down to write a eulogy for his wife.<p>The people who had packed …

The Culture of Video Games: A Reading List

Videogames fascinate me. I’m not very good at the majority I’ve tried to play, but, like kickball and baking, I still play, because they’re fun, and …

About Haruki Murakami

Here’s a rad video by Ilana Simons about the great Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Simons is the author of <i>A Life of One’s Own: A Guide to Better</i> …

Literature

Pay For Your City: Crowdfunding For Civic Projects Is Unusually Successful

Citizens can support their cities like never before on platforms like Kickstarter. Here’s a look at what makes a winning civic campaign.<p>While most of the action in crowdfunding has been around private entrepreneurial projects, recently there’s been growing interest in Kickstarter-like campaigns for …

Copywriting 101: How to Create Words That Persuade and Sell

See those two life coaches over there who recently started their businesses? Both seem to have impressive qualifications, tons of experience and …

Character building: how to write believable people

If you doubt your characters, your readers will doubt them too, so it is important to understand characters’ motivation and make their behaviour and …

Creative Writing