Michaela Goebel

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How Do You Find Your Writing Voice?

Writing is this bizarre phenomenon where the voice inside your head materializes and occupies actual space in the world. If there's one thing I've …

Creative Writing

TNW's top tips for becoming a better writer

<i>“How much rewriting do you do?”</i><p><i>“It depends. I rewrote the ending to ‘Farewell to Arms,’ the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.”</i><p><i>“Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?”</i><p><i>“Getting the words right.” — Ernest Hemingway interviewed by George Plimpton for</i></i> …

3 Kid-Friendly Meals Even Your Pickiest Eater Will Devour

Certain dishes are more "kid-friendly" than others, but they are often not the most nutritious. We at the Pollan Family Table took some of our kids' all-time favorites; fried mozzarella sticks, nachos, and fried rice, and upped the health factor. The result: they are happy and so are we!<p><b>Baked</b> …

Recipes

Want to Be More Creative? Get Bored

Scientists and this mega best-selling author agree on the big-time benefits of being bored.<p>Here's a question for you. What do you do when you're waiting in line at the store, sitting in a traffic jam on the highway, or otherwise have a few minutes of time to pass and have nothing else to do?<p>If …

The explosion in overdoses from legal drugs is changing how doctors treat pain — but it may not be enough

Legal prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Percocet, as well as illegal opioids like heroin, were involved in 60% of those deaths, according to a January report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The overdoses have led the federal government to dub opioid abuse an epidemic.<p>The …

How to Edit Like a Pro

by Ruthanne ReidAh, the dreaded “e” word! Are you ready to learn how to edit your book as well as you possibly can? Hold on tight. Editing is one of …

Writing

Suspended – Medium

11 Tricks and Mythbusters of Writing

When it comes to writing, like all writers, I’m learning as I go. I was working on <i>White Collar Girl,</i> my fourth novel, I became aware of few crucial …

Writing Prompt: "Heaven & Hell"

<b>Setting The Stage</b><p>Throughout human history, across every culture and era, one thing has remained constant: everyone seems to believe they know what …

Creative Writing

First, Second, or Third? Deciding on Your POV

<i>Hello, and welcome to Authors Ask, the Renegade Word column where I answer your writing questions! Whether you’re curious about finding inspiration,</i> …

Creative Writing

4 Questions to Improve Your Character Development

by Emily WenstromThere are plenty of methods and extensive questionnaires out there to help your character development. Charlaine Harris sometimes …

Vitamin D and inflammation

1. Han QQ, Yu J. Inflammation: a mechanism of depression? Neurosci Bull 2014; 30:515-23; PMID:24838302; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12264-013-1439-3 …

50 Fantastic Facts About The English Language

This month, words and language Twitter account @HaggardHawks celebrated its second year online. Since December 2013, it has been providing a daily dose of rare and unusual words, surprising language facts, peculiar etymological stories, and all manner of other linguistic tidbits and trivia covering …

Language

The A-B-C-D Formula for Irresistible Nonfiction Book Titles

By Derek DoepkerYesterday I gave a workshop on how authors can use email, and we talked about how crucial it is to learn to write good subject lines. …

Writing

What’s the secret of good writing?

If you find yourself procrastinating, or stifled by panic, or writer’s block, I can reveal that the solution to your troubles is…<p>I first encountered Robert Boice’s name about three years ago, somewhere online; after that, it started popping up every other month. Boice, I learned, was a US …

The Two Most Powerful Words That You Can Say To Yourself While Writing

“I’m bored.” These two words are the hardest thing to admit, when you’re writing your deathless novel, or screenplay, or short story. You’re supposed …

4 Steps to Read Like a Writer

by Ruthanne ReidMost of us write because we’ve read something wonderful.Those words opened new worlds, birthed new perspectives, and gave rise to …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

The Hero’s Journey: The idea you never knew had shaped “Star Wars”

<b>Mark Hamill in "Star Wars" (Lucasfilm)</b><p>Joseph Campbell believed a single archetypal story lay at the heart of all stories — George Lucas was listening<p>John Higgs<p>November 7, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century”<p>The opening of the Chilean …

5 Books Guaranteed to Unlock Your Creative Genius

Why does it seem like some people can effortlessly “follow their passions”, while others can’t? What’s the secret of successful entrepreneurs and …

Creativity

16 Thanksgiving Bread, Roll, and Biscuit Recipes to Sop It All Up

Bread isn't the flashiest part of Thanksgiving dinner—when I'm trying to fit turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a thousand other dishes into my stomach, extra carbs just feel like wasted space. But bread is a vital part of the meal—how else will you soak up every drop of gravy or make leftover …

Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King

Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/COLUMBIA<p>Letting the story play out as it will ... Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/30/1446203929402/b47bd27d-0c93-41c3-8ac1-559e220202f6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Stephen King

5 Grammar Rules That Make No Effing Sense

I love grammar. I love rules. I like to debate punctuation with total strangers and inanimate objects. But that doesn't mean I agree with all the …

25 ways to tighten your writing

Writers rarely spit out their best copy on the first draft. (If you meet a writer who claims to have the secret for doing so, please let the rest of …

Creative Writing

Finding Time to Write

by Kate Hewitt<p><b>I always wanted to write a novel.</b> It seemed like such an exciting and momentous thing, and the trouble was, I never had the time. I …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

75+ Rice Activities & Crafts for Kids

Shares 1<p>September is National Rice Month. Celebrate with all sorts of <b>rice activities</b> and by crafting with this versatile and inexpensive material. At …

Ice Cream

Writing a fantasy novel: 34 must-visit websites

Writing a fantasy novel involves many considerations: Worldbuilding, avoiding clichés of the genre, using popular elements such as magic originally …

Creative Writing

Writing a novel: 8 writing tips from Ursula K. Le Guin

The esteemed fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin has often provided great advice for writing a novel. In interviews, public …

Creative Writing