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How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

How to tell funny jokes in a speech - tutorial

In honor of this year’s wedding season I have been sharing some ideas for wedding speeches here on HTWB, and part of many wedding speeches – …

All Stories Are the Same

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.<p>A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets. …

Literature

Use This Quick Reference to Eliminate "Um"s From Your Speech Forever

Even if you’re confident what you’re saying, filler words like “Um” can creep in and make you sound unsure. If you want to get a handle on them, this …

36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You're Stretching

Whether you’re a chronic sitter, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior, you probably know stretching is a critical habit. By sending blood flow to …

Yoga

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Voice of experience: 5 things that established authors would tell new writers

<b>Today’s re-blog—from Roz Morris—might be a bit dated but the info is as fresh as the morning of creation :-)</b>Nail Your NovelA few weeks ago, a bunch …

Writing

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Lists of the Best Sentences — Opening, Closing, and Otherwise — in English-Language Novels

I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.<p>— James …

Literature

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015

Over the past year I posted articles on this blog that covered everything—from grammar to writing better characters to getting published and more. …

Creative Writing

12 Fundamentals Of Writing "The Other" (And The Self)

How to respectfully write from the perspective of characters that aren't you.<p>We are always writing the other, we are always writing the self. We bump into this basic, impossible riddle every time we tell stories. When we create characters from backgrounds different than our own, we're really …

7 Point-of-View Basics Every Writer Should Know

<b></b> <b><br>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</b><p>In writing lingo we refer to point-of-view (POV) as the character through whom we tell the story. We get into the head …

Journaling to Become a Better Writer II – Honing Your Observation Skills

Welcome back to the Indie Plot Twist journaling class. If you missed the first lesson, here’s the link: Recognizing a Story Worth Telling. This week, …

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5 Ways Journaling Makes You a Better Writer

Want to become a better writer? Try journaling. By the way, you don’t have to call writing for yourself “journaling.” You can call your journal your …

Here Is Why "How to Write" Is Much More Important than "What to Write"

Everyone wants to be a good writer, but do you take the time to learn how to write compelling content?

How To Remember Anything: 15 Memory Tricks That Really Work

Your brain is a pretty powerful thing, and yet, you can't seem to remember where you left your keys last night. There's a lot to be said for having a …

11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

For anyone itching to speak a new language, it’s easier than ever to get started with the help of these new online communication tools.

Web Design

8 Ways To Remember Absolutely Everything You Learn

Do you struggle to remember everything you've learned? Check out 8 mind tips and tricks that can help you to make sure you remember everything you …

Mind

12 things you should do on your commute every day

Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, says that whether you drive, carpool, take a train, bike, or walk, making the most of that time can help set up the rest of your day. "If you're interested in knocking out some work or simply relaxing, there are things you can do to turn a lengthy commute from a …

Productivity

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

eLearning

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

• <b>Get real.</b> Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. German translator Judith Matz suggests: “Pick up 50 …

10 tips for becoming a better conversationalist

Whether you love standing around and chatting or cringe at the thought of yet another “forced” conversation, being a good conversationalist is …

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Take Better Notes During Meetings by Thinking Like a Student

Just because you’re writing everything down when you’re in a meeting doesn’t mean that you’re engaged. Absent-minded note-taking isn’t beneficial if …

The Charisma Myth: Practical Advice on Becoming More Likable

Charisma, that irresistible magnetism some people possess, is often thought of as trait you’re born with—you either have it or you don’t. In <i>The</i> …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

The Brain