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50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Art

The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

Books

The Essential Reading List: Dystopian

Every month in 2018, we’re offering an essential reading list by genre. Those we’ve put together so far include:<p>This month, we’re covering one of the …

Literature

So You Want to Read Comedic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

The Tales of Pell<p><i>Iron Druid Chronicles</i> author Kevin Hearne and <i>Star Wars: Phasma</i> author Delilah S. Dawson’s <i>Kill the Farm Boy</i> is a take-no-prisoners …

Books

12 Books to Read in Your 30s (They're Life-Changing)

There are some books that are particularly poignant at certain moments in our lives. They're the coming-of-age stories we turn to for insights on …

Books

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

Paul Rudd

Between Realism and Romanticism - Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)<p>On June 2, 1840, English novelist and poet <b>Thomas Hardy</b> was born. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was …

Literature

Upcoming Fiction Deadlines

Fiction writers, consider submitting your short stories, novellas, and novels to the following contests, each of which offers a prize of at least …

Creative Writing

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

Climate Change

'So You Want To Talk About Race' Is The One Book Every White Person Should Read This Year, And These Quotes Explain Why

It is impossible to talk about American culture and politics in 2018 without talking about race and the many ways in which it touches every aspect of …

Civil Rights

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Public Relations

How to Write a Novel

To write a novel you are going to need three things. A story, something to write with, and a whole lot of persistence.OK. Let’s go.Something to write …

Writing

The beginner's guide to writing a novel | The Guardian Members

<b>Would you like to write a novel, but don’t know where to start? Join author Tim Lott for this introductory masterclass on the basic skills you need to get writing.</b><p>It may sound far-fetched, but it's true that anyone can learn the key qualities that publishers look for in a novel. While only a few of …

Writing

Five Classic Novels That Hollywood Completely Ruined

The post Five Classic Novels That Hollywood Completely Ruined appeared first on LifeZette.

Literature

16 Incredibly Useful Resources for Aspiring Authors

…You’ll Wish You Knew About These EarlierThroughout the process of writing my book and helping clients with theirs, I’ve curated a list of tools that …

Writing

How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

In 1978, Ron Stallworth was working as a detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department when he came across a classified ad to find out more about the Ku Klux Klan — and answered it. Two weeks later, he got a call on the police department's undercover operations line. It was the local KKK …

Donald Trump

Raise the Stakes and Make Things As Bad As They Can Possibly Get in Your Story

Your characters will thank you.“You have no idea what you’re doing, do you?”Looking over my shoulder, the protagonist of my story read what I’d just …

Creative Writing

Join Us for Weekly Writes, Volume I | The Common

<b>Weekly Writes is a ten-week program designed to help you create original place-based fiction and nonfiction.</b><p><b>Volume I launches on July 1, 2018.</b><p><b>Sign up</b> …

Creative Writing

The US just made an important link between a mysterious illness in China and strange noises in Cuba

The US has linked a mysterious illness contracted by a government employee in China to strange sounds heard by US diplomats in Cuba for the first time.<p>In an unusual move on Friday, the US Embassy in China sent out its second health advisory in two weeks warning US citizens to contact a doctor if …

Cuba

The Story Comes First: Where to Start with Story Structure

I’m a discovery writer: my preferred method of storytelling involves as little outlining as possible. I usually like to start with a group of …

Writing

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

Writing

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don’t Know What To Write

Nicolas Cole InstagramI am a writer.On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words — and the genres are all over the board.I …

Creative Writing

Rid Yourself of Money Issues: How To Earn A Side Income If You Enjoy Writing

It’s hard to live these days even if you have a full-time job. Do you have much money left over once your bills are paid? If not, you won’t be able …

Profit

Why most people fail at writing blogs…

Writers, write to spread the message, to inspire others, to enlighten others life through their words.When you start to write blogs, you are excited, …

Creative Writing

How to Outline a Book

How to Outline a Book: an Author's Guide (with Template)<p>June 5, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>Are your eyes tired of staring at a blank …

Writing

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It

Ooops.<p>One of the most important dating tools used in archaeology may sometimes give misleading data, new study shows - and it could change whole …

Archaeology

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

Writing

13 Books About The English Language That Will Change What You Know About Writing And Reading

Language is a funny thing. If you're reading this sentence, for example, there's a good chance that you speak and understand English perfectly well. …

Linguistics

How to Write a Book Series Without Messing Things Up

Writing series are all the rage right now in fiction. Everyone is fighting for readers’ attention. Once you have it, a great way to keep it is to …

Writing