Nicholas Rivelli

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22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

5 Ways To Get Your First Draft Material Out Of Your Head And Onto The Page

Shares 2K<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

Want to Be an Amazing Writer? Read Like One - Copyblogger

When it comes to reading, there are two ditches modern-day web writers may fall into. Both are notorious, unrefined, and dangerous — especially if …

Writing

Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters …

CNN

Best Hip Hop Albums Of The Millennium (2000-2015)

What’s the haps my good people?! You’ve seen my lists of best southern albums, west coast albums, mid-west albums, disappointing albums, and even …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Homeboy Sandman - Talking (Bleep)

Aloha - Faraway Eyes

8 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn in Less Than 6 Months

Everyone has the ability to learn life-changing skills not just this year, but in the next 6 months.

Language Learning

Writing 101: Creating a Successful Hero and Villain

Welcome to Part 3 of the Writing 101 series for beginning writers! Are you a bit behind? You can catch Part 1 (The Fundamentals of Story) here, and …

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

Books to Make You a Better Writer — Tools and Toys

As Stephen King once said, <i>“Books are a uniquely portable magic,”</i> and that, <i>“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to</i> …

#NaNoWriMo Outline: Your 30-Day Cheatsheet

This NaNoWriMo outline is your 30-day cheatsheet!<p>I pulled out 30 key scenes from the master outline to create this day-by-day outline. As you …

Nanowrimo

Scrivener: the pros' choice of writing app – now with 56% off

Many best-selling authors have abandoned Word in favor of Scrivener, an app that provides a clean writing interface and useful reference tools. Right now, you can pick up a copy (Mac/PC) at 56 percent off the MRSP.<p>Unlike a regular word processor, Scrivener is set up for long-form writing. It has a …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The Top 25 Independent Hip-Hop Artists In The Game Right Now – Stop The Breaks | Independent Music Grind

There hasn’t been a better time in hip-hop than now for the independent artist to thrive, connect with fans, play live shows, make money and be …