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The 20 Greatest Original Horror Scores

This Friday sees the release of <b>David Robert Mitchell</b>‘s hotly buzzed horror film “<b>It Follows</b>” (review here, some spoilers), a fun, stylish fusion of …

The Year's Scariest Horror Movie Is The Stuff Of Actual Nightmares

Some horror movies make you jump, while others resonate with a deeper kind of animal panic in your subconscious — and <i>It Follows</i>, the second film from writer-director David Robert Mitchell, certainly did for me. The night after I first saw it, I spent hours huddled in bed, sleepless and sweaty, …

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‘It Follows’: A Supernatural STD Takes Michigan In The Year’s Best Horror Film

<i>I first caught It Follows at Fantastic Fest, and it’s opening today in limited release (here’s a list of theaters where you can see it). It was and remains my favorite horror film in years, The Babadook included.</i> <i>Here’s my original review.</i><p>The idea that sex and sexuality play an important role in …

12 Daily Habits: The Art of Creating a Brand-New You

A few years ago, I wasn’t the person I wanted to be…I was prioritizing the wrong things, focused on accomplishments and not growing as a person. I …

The 100 best novels: No 27 – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891)

Of all the books in this series, Oscar Wilde's only novel enjoyed by far the worst reception on its publication. The reviews were dreadful, the sales poor, and it was not until many years after Wilde's death that this remarkable work of imagination was recognised as a classic.<p>Its gestation was …

The 100 best novels: No 32 – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1899)

So far, on this list, with the possible exception of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> (No 18 in this series), <i>Heart of Darkness</i> is probably the title that has aroused, and continues to arouse, most literary critical debate, not to say polemic. This is partly because the story it tells has the visceral simplicity …

Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

You may recall David Nickle's essay about the inseparable nature of HP Lovecraft's support for eugenics and his horror. It made an excellent …

How To Program Your Mind To Stop Buying Crap You Don't Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's OK to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

8 Great Writing Tools to Keep You Motivated to Write

<i>Today’s guest post is from Robert Morris:</i><p>There isn’t a writer who has never experienced a motivational block. Sometimes your mood prevents you from …

What to do When Your Characters Rise Up Against You

Nothing scares first time writers more than the outlining rituals of their peers. Enter a career novelist’s home and you’ll find evidence of all this …

20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing

Knowing what separates good writing from bad writing is a challenge that every author faces at one time or another in his or her career. With an …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

100 Motivational Business Quotes

Running a business is hard and we all need encouraging words at times. Here are 100 motivational business quotes of all time. Make sure to bookmark …

16 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With the help of career and workplace experts Lynn Taylor, David Shindler, Michael Kerr, Anita …

5 Key Tips for Finding Happiness at Work

Can you really improve each of the following at work by using your strengths?<p>Happiness<br>• Productivity<br>• Engagement<br>• Meaningful work<p>Have you heard the phrase: …

1. Get organized.

First, conquer your email inbox with a system of prioritizing urgent items, putting less pressing tasks on a to-do list, and responding to and deleting any messages you can dispose of quickly.

To Be Creative, What Are the Best Habits To Follow?

This post is back by popular demand, because when I tell people that I’ve been working on <b>Better Than Before, my book about habit change</b>, one of the …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

6 Reasons Why You Will Fail at Blogging

Blogging is not a spectator sport. If it was, I think that most observers would rate it right up there with watching paint dry.<p>To the naked eye not …

7 Blogging Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

Being a blogger means there are always 20+ things on your to–do-list.<p>It never ends!<p>Your blog ends up being like a child that you tend to, care for …

The Beginner’s Guide to Successful Blogging

We’ve launched the Famous Blog about 5 years ago to help out new bloggers building successful blogs. We love to share all kind of tips, tricks and …

31 Days of Writing Prompts for March

We are back with our 31 days of writing prompts. Our goal in 2016 is to help you keep your editorial calendar stocked with plenty of writing ideas! …

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Geo Necklace Red

Like miniature pottery, this <b>Geo Necklace from AMM Jewelry</b> is a work of art—but versatile enough to travel from the office to a rock concert. Strung on a delicate curb chain, each clay bead has been hand-cut and shaped into a <b>geometrical wonder.</b> It’s easy to see that this piece complements your …