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Watch your raw memories become mind-blowing abstract art

Imagine if you could turn your memories and emotions into compelling, abstract paintings. It's basically every artist's dream.<p>A London-based creative …

The Beauty of Physical Writing

In this ongoing series, we ask SF/F authors to describe a specialty in their lives that has nothing (or very little) to do with writing. Join us as …

Keeping A Reading Journal Will Change Your Life

The best writers are often avid readers who read book after book, absorbing all they can from their favorite stories. But whether you read regularly …

Writing

7 Classic Quotes to Inspire Your Writing - Copyblogger

Writing is a glorious and rewarding experience, a noble craft, one of the most satisfying ways you can spend your time — at least, while your clothes …

Your Favorite Jane Austen Characters

Last week I asked readers to tell us about their favorite characters from Jane Austen’s body of work. Janeites responded with praise for characters ranging from <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>’s Lydia Bennet to <i>Lady Susan</i>’s Susan Vernon—characters who made them laugh or cry, or gave them strength, or taught them …

Jane Austen and the Redemption of Gawkiness

The novelist had a soft spot for awkward talkers and stumbling lovers—which was an immense relief for me growing up as a shy person.<p>Here is a way to win the woman you’ve loved for eight years from afar: When you see her again, avoid speaking. Jump up and leave when she is in earshot. Do her small …

Literature

Two New Harry Potter Books Are Coming

Dust off your wands, because the world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and hexes is about to get some new additions. According to E! Online, two new Harry …

Summer reads: 12 great books for the beach

One of the best things about going on holiday is getting to catch up on all those talked-about books you haven't read yet. There's a book for all …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Stealthy Storage: DIY Invisible Bookends

I’m a sucker for digging up old and interesting-looking hardcover books at the thrift store or antique mall, and I get so sad when I find torn or scribbled out pages on the inside. But, thanks to this DIY invisible bookends project, there’s still hope for all of those pretty covers on otherwise …