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Aid agencies in call for North Korea funding after devastating floods

Storm in August left 70,000 homeless and 600,000 in need, with children now at high risk, say Unicef and Save the Children<p>International aid agencies have called for millions of dollars of funding for an urgent relief effort in North Korea after floods in the country’s remote north-east in August …

Stanford Professor Releases Free University-Level Digital Photography Course

A Stanford professor releasing his entire course for free. It sounds too good to be true, no? Fear not, for it has actually happened.<p>Marc Levoy is a …

11 mistakes standing between you and your first million

I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off guard.<p>Becoming a millionaire isn't as far-fetched as you would believe. With dedication, patience and …

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The Best Writing App Ever Just Came To iOS

For almost a decade, Scrivener has been helping writers tame their untameable manuscripts. Now it’s been perfectly adapted to mobile.<p>A vintage typewriter, a beautiful fountain pen, a distraction-free writing app, or a ridiculously expensive e-ink word processor. Writing is hard, which is why …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits …

Creative Writing

I spent 10 nights alone on a deserted island — here's how I survived

I still can't quite believe it happened.<p>I've been somewhat obsessed with islands and going 'back to basics' since I was kid.<p>"Shipwrecked" was key viewing, Ray Mears was my guy, and more recently, watching shows like 'The Island" and "Naked and Marooned" reinforced just how much I really wanted my …

Lean Startups

How to Mod a Seiko 5

The business of watch modding is not about creating parts, but replacing them. In other words, the watch was already completed and working before …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

Borrow or Fundraise? How to Fund Your Startup

Credit: www.BillionPhotos.com/Shutterstock<p>There are a lot of different ways to finance a startup. You could save up your own money and bootstrap the …

35 Quotes From Tony Robbins: How To Become Extraordinary And Successful

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Custom Jeep Hood Decals Map Your Travels

Made from premium 3M films that “meet automotive engineering standards for superior graphic performance,” owners can use Jeep’s online tool to choose a map from a selection of pre-loaded trails. Or, if you’re feeling adventuresome, you can type in a zip code or the name of a favorite trail and …

Why You Should Write Down What You Accomplished At The End Of Every Day

Because we can often focus too much on the negative aspects of our lives, finding ways to illuminate what is good can be a wonderful technique in …

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

“Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”<p>Many celebrated writers have championed the creative benefits of keeping a diary, but no one has put the diary to more impressive practical use in the creative process than <b>John</b> …

Marketing Tools for Any Self-Publishing Authors

Once you’ve got an intention, move onto your audience. Who are they? Why will they care? Where do they currently get their information from?<p>If you don’t know who your audience is, consider this:<p>Why did you write the book?<br>• What do you want people to get from it?<br>• Why would those people be motivated to …

Italian Film Company Ferrania to Start Making 35mm and 120 Film Again in Mid-September

Film photographers are used to options slowly fading away, but today we have news of the opposite variety: a film company making a dramatic return to …

Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of …

Digital Photography

How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is <i>out</i> of the camera, the process of …

Photographer Gets Access to Restricted Areas, Shoots Airplane Time-Lapse of Epic Proportions

When we finally build a warp drive (or, you know, whenever the aliens see fit to give us one), this time-lapse is what we imagine a warp-speed …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Leica Steps Into the 21st Century with the Apple-Esque Leica T Mirrorless System

Leica isn’t known for modern styling and innovative design. For the most part, the company sticks with what works, branching out here and there to …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Live Write Thrive

June 18, 2018 in Novel Structure with 6 Comments<p><i>Today’s guest post is by Jordan Conrad.</i><p>The purpose of writing is to communicate information. This is …

On Writing Strong (Female) Characters

Every once in a while, the question makes its way around the writing circles: how to write strong female characters?<p>Well, I’m a guy, so I probably …

Stereotypes

Writing an Action Scene? 5 Ways to Add More Punch to Your Novel

When I began writing my first crime novel, I knew it would be a challenge. But there was one aspect of writing that I was sure would be much easier …

Creative Writing