Megan Shenton

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7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Creative Writing

How to Publish a Short Story: Write Your First and Second Drafts

Two weeks ago, I urged you to come on a publication journey with me, one where I walk you through the process of planning, writing, and submitting a …

Writing

Cardio Workout: 5 Moves to Build Endurance

You've probably noticed that each of these workouts offers several modifications so you can adjust the level of difficulty to suit your needs. You …

The best weekly exercise routine for healthy, steady weight loss

See results in just a few weeks!<p>Having a weight loss goal can breathe life into your fitness routine, believe it or not. The best routine for weight …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (April, May, June Edition)

We’re so pleased to introduce Art Klepchukov to the community today, along with a new potential series on CONTESTS for fiction writers!<i>Art writes</i> …

Creative Writing

Beginners Guide For How to Write Fiction

How to Write Fiction<p>Get Started Here<p>Updated March 10, 2017<p>Anyone who says writing can't be taught is speaking nonsense: inspiration can't be taught, …

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog

This is it. This is your year, you say.<p>You’ve been tossing up the idea of starting a new blog for ages now. You read blogs, you love the idea of …

The First-timer’s Guide To Start Writing A Book

By BookBaby author Nancy L. EricksonIt’s the start of the new year – and it’s finally time to write the book you’ve been thinking about. Except, …

Writing

Best Writing Blogs for Writers Awards 2017

Welcome to the 4th annual writing blogs awards 2017! This year represents a change in the title as: The Best Writing Blogs for Writers Awarded by …

Writing

9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer

If one of your goals for 2017 is to become a better or more frequent writer, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you along the way. We …

8 things I wish I’d known before writing my first novel

Award-winning author Kate Mosse reveals her top tips for making a career out of writing books<p>‘As a former editor in publishing, I had a bit of a head …

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon

This is where a book’s category ranking is shown.<p>Step 10: Choose Categories<p>The more specific the niche your category falls into, the more likely it …

Ten rules for writing fiction

<b>Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin</b><p><b>1</b> Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a charac­ter's reaction to the weather, you don't want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look­ing for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: 12 Dumb Things Writers do to Sidetrack Our Own Success

We all live for that moment when we're in the zone and the muse is dictating that story as fast as we can write it down. Nothing's better than …

App Offers 1,000 Ways to Beat Writers' Block

Getting stuck with writer's block is a huge pain. Since each person's writing style differs, creative prompts can be very hit-or-miss.<p>The Prompts app …

How to Write a Literacy Narrative

How to Write a Literacy Narrative<p>Updated on May 11, 2016<p>Reflect<p>What is the earliest or most vivid memory you have of learning to read or write? Who …

32 Publishers that Pay $250+ for Short Stories

The following is a huge list of publishers that pay for short stories. Included is a wide variety of genres and publications. Whether you want to …

Creative Writing

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'Manspreading' makes a person more attractive when dating, according to a new study

Reflecting your personality in a handful of words on an hook-up app or during a speed dating session is almost impossible. But simply having an open …

Race, Wealth and Me

<i>"Where are you from?"</i> This is a common conversational question. Be ready for a long winded answer when you ask me this question because I always respond, I was born in Jackson, Miss., raised in South Central Los Angeles and now live in Bowie, MD.<p>Each state represent monumental junctions in my life, …

How to Grow Tea In Your Own Garden

<b>This piece originally appeared on</b> <b>Fix.com</b><b>.</b><p>The next time you brew a cup of tea in the morning for a quick pick-me-up, use an herbal blend to ease …

High Anxiety Risk in Adolescence Linked to One Gene

Anxiety disorders often emerge in adolescence, when the brain goes through massive changes and new genes are expressed. Now, researchers have found a …

The Brain

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Always On Your Phone

It ain't pretty.<p>If your phone is more like an extension of your hand than a separate entity, you fit in with close to 50 percent of the U.S. population, who say they can't live without their smartphones.<p>"We have become intolerant of a moment of being alone," social psychologist Sherry Turkle told …

The Brain

Sleep Deprivation Is a National Crisis. Let's Not Waste a Good Crisis!

Seattle Public Schools is the largest urban district to shift to later start times for teens. This also means earlier start times for elementary schools. A seemingly simple flip creates logistical challenges that are deterring other districts from doing what's right for teens. But it can also lead …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …