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Color Scheme Secrets: 3 Formulas for Ultra Colorful Living Rooms

Want to have the kind of living room that's bursting with ALL the colors? But not quite sure how to pull of a color scheme that involves so many …

7 DIY Projects for a Fabulous Room Makeover

Fabulous makeovers often come at a price and although interior designers charge a great deal, doing the redecorating yourself is also a challenge. …

4 Easy Bathroom Design Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of

Thinking about bathroom remodel cost can be intimidating, but you don’t need a whirlpool tub and brand-new tile to make your space feel fresh. Power up your powder room with these affordable ideas.<p><b>Look Up.</b> People think they don’t have room for a shelf in the bathroom, but if you have a door, you …

7 Beachy Examples of Beadboard in the Kitchen

<b>Traditional Backsplash</b> - Emerick Architects<p>Beadboard is one of those things that just evokes a classic beachy vibe no matter where you install it. If …

DIY Weekend Home Decor Projects

(Image credit: The Makerista)<p>You might not be able to afford a home makeover right now, but you can use some sneaky tricks to make your home look …

How to Turn a Humble Dorm Room Into a Small and Stylish Home

For many people, a college dorm room will be their very first foray into tiny apartment living. Many students are excited to outfit their very own space with chic, multi-purpose furniture from stores like Ikea and Target in order to transform their dorm room into a personalized, welcoming space. …

8 Pro Design Moves for a Bold Bedroom You Haven't Tried Yet

Boring bedrooms are a bummer, particularly if you're hoping to create a relaxing space that also amps you up in the morning and sets you up for a …

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14 Stylish Ways to Fit a TV in a Small Apartment

A TV is a comforting addition to your home. It’s there for you when you’re binging on Netflix and it doesn’t judge when you fake a sick day. But while we don’t want to live without our TVs, it’s also quite the challenge to decorate around it. Even if you have the slimmest screen possible, it’s …

Living Rooms

The Creative Writing Class That Changed My Life

In 1949 when I was twenty-one years old I took a creative writing course at the New School in Manhattan given by Professor Don M. Wolfe. He had been …

Visions of the Future by Some of Science Fiction's Most Exciting Writers

There’s some damn good reading over at Popular Science right now—they’ve collected ten stories by some of science fiction’s best writers, imagining …

A List of Creative Writing Competitions in 2015

You all know how much I love short stories, right? Well, enough to have published two collections so far, <b>Infinite Waters</b> being the latest one.<p>I …

Creative Writing

An Ancient Creative Writing Idea Generator: The Why/Why, How/How Exercise

<i>The unexamined life is not worth living.</i> ~ Socrates<p>I'm a big fan of Socrates (and yes, I have to admit that Bill & Ted forever messed up the …

5 Lessons Learned From Writing 10 Fiction Books

<i>Deviance</i> is out today!It’s my tenth fiction book, the 3rd in the London Psychic series which completes the trilogy. There are also 7 books in the …

Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity

By Helen SedwickWriters worry about using real people in their writing. Fiction writers fear someone will see themselves in their villains. …

5 Strategies for Making Your Fiction Writing Feel More Immersive

Fiction writers face the challenge of getting a reader interested in their story and willing to invest a significant amount of time to reading the …