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45 Fiction Books To Read In A Lifetime

There are book lists like this all over the net and for good reason. Everyone’s list of “must-read” books differs and through reading through others’ …

50 Books That Encourage The World’s Top Business Leaders

As a reader, it’s always interesting to know what everyone else is reading, and this includes notable leaders and personalities of the world. Below …

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of …

9 Truly Heartbreaking Books About Love And Loss For Readers Who Prefer A Different Kind Of Romantic Story

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and everywhere you look, someone is getting engaged or married, which can only mean one thing: …

10 Long Books To Read When You Need An Emotional Escape

People often say the word "escapist" like it's a bad thing. "Escapist" fiction is almost always code for "cheesy romance," or "pulpy detective …

Why You Should Write

There are few things in life that are worth your time, but one of them has to be the act of writing. For some reason, writing is beyond therapeutic, …

The 12 Best Books on Writing I've Ever Read

Regardless how many books I’ve written (nearly 200) and sold (over 70 million), I fear if I’m not learning, I’m stagnating.<p>My late mother was a …

15 of the Best YouTube Channels for Writers

We write a lot about great blogs, courses, books, etc. for writers, but there’s a whole ‘nother realm of resources we’ve never explored with you …

Writing

How to Start a Writer's Notebook

How to Start a Writer's Notebook<p>Updated on June 28, 2017<p>I have a notebook obsession. I love everything from children's diaries with locks all the way …

Why You Should Always Carry a Notebook

Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, is known for his wild lifestyle. Branson may be 64, but you can still find him kite …

51 Top Articles Sharing the Very Best Writing Tips

By Rofida Khairalla on May 2, 2017 in Writing & Editing<p>In need of some sage writing tips and not sure where to turn?<p>Sometimes finding the right …

How to Keep a Writing Notebook: A Peek into the Notebooks of Famous Writers & Thinkers

<b>Want to connect with other writers? Make sure to get your invitation to my private writing community on Facebook!</b><p>Ever have one of those days?<p>You need …

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

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44 Writing Hacks From Some of the Greatest Writers Who Ever Lived

Writing looks fun, but doing it professionally is hard. Like really hard. “Why on earth am I doing this?”-hard.<p>Which is probably why so many people</i> …

Stephen King’s 20 Tips for Becoming a Frighteningly Good Writer

Have you ever wished you could peer inside the mind of one of the greatest writers in the world and find out exactly what makes them tick?Well… …

Writing

10 of the Best Quotes About Writing from YA Authors

Writing is so often an isolated endeavor. You sit in your room or office or favorite coffee shop and try to create a story from nothing but words and …

The Undisputed Key Secret to Becoming a Great Writer

I've been trying to balance my writing schedule with my job, taking care of my family, and all of my other responsibilities. I've been failing.<p>During these past few weeks, I wrote almost every single day, but nothing seemed to come out right. Nothing I wrote was worth publishing.<p>I was losing it. It …

Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity

Susan Sontag argued that lists confer value and guarantee our existence. Umberto Eco saw in them “the origin of culture.” But lists, it turns out, might be a remarkably potent tool for jostling the muse into manifesting — a powerful trigger for that stage of unconscious processing so central to the …

Doing Writing the Right Way

If you know anything about writing, you’d say that anybody can write, but not everyone can become a writer. That’s true. That’s what I said when I …

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

25 Things Writers Should Know About Finding Their Voice

One of the questions that’s been driving me of late is, “Just what the hell <i>is</i> an author’s voice and how does he find it and what does he do with it …

10 Inspiring Notebooks for Writers

As I have often acknowledged, I’m crazy about notebooks. Small, large, ring-bound, hardcover, with graph paper, or with blank paper … it doesn’t …

Creative Writing

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

J.K. Rowling has an inspirational piece of advice for budding writers

LONDON — In the same way that the <i>Harry Potter</i> books have the ability to flit seamlessly between comedy and drama, J.K. Rowling is just as adept as …

5 Terrific Novels About Art and Artists

Whenever I hear a novel is about art or artists, I gravitate toward it, because something about that focus on art seems to free fiction writers from …

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7 Tips for Writing that Great Blog Post, Every Time

Image Source<p>Your blog is probably one of your company's most valuable marketing tools. You use it to build trust with your customers, generate leads, educate consumers, and build brand awareness. So, if a reader tells you your blog's content quality is poor, that comment will probably make you …

37 ideas for overcoming blogger's block

It happens to all bloggers. The day to post has come, and you're still scratching your head about what to write.<p>You can't shake that ugly feeling …

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for realpolitik, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

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