Sam Millson

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STL Podcast: Are Cubs truly the best NL team at the All-Star break?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — How could someone like Kyle Schwarber play the villain?<p>The fan favorite who’s always quick with a smile — or an Uncle Sam costume …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Types of Characters in Your Story

As we work our way through Orson Scott Card’s <i>Characters & Viewpoint</i>, we turn our attention to the types of characters available to novelists today. …

Creative Writing

The Rule of Thirds Needs to Die a Slow and Painful Death

Rather, the rule of thirds needs to die a fast and painful death for all the damage it has done to the art and photography world.<p>The rule of thirds …

Tutorials

Recipe: Light & Fresh Slow Cooker Corn Chowder — Recipes from The Kitchn

I have a keen eye for slow cooker meals that satisfy in every season, and for summer, corn chowder is my go-to. You'll find me cozied up on the couch …

Recipes

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

Why the Man in Black's Story is Westworld's Greatest Tragedy

<i>This opinion piece contains spoilers for Westworld Season 2.</i><p>The biggest surprise in Westworld Season 1 was probably the revelation that idealistic …

TV

Sharp Objects Is So Much More Than a Small-Town Murder Mystery

“Dead girls everywhere,” laments a character in HBO’s <i>Sharp Objects.</i> She’s talking about more than the preteen bodies found piling up in Wind Gap, …

Tweens

How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

Landscape Photography

Reddit Just Discovered a Stunning 'Last Jedi' Lightsaber Easter Egg

I’ve seen <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> five times now, most recently because it just went up on Netflix, but Rian Johnson’s movie is still offering new …

Star Wars

How 'Avengers: Infinity War' Should Have Ended Released

The ending of Avengers: Infinity War was one of its big selling points: a huge, game-changing twist that promises to completely shape the next …

Marvel Universe

The best writing advice I have ever received

After failing so hard the first time, the person who gave it to me isn’t even a writer.I have been struggling to write for a very long time.In truth, …

A Story Is Triggered by a Character

Usually, a story is triggered by a notion I have of a character in a particular situation, and the various reactions that character might have to the …

Creating a writer’s résumé

People tend to panic when thinking of writing their author résumé.I need to hire someone who knows how to do a résuméIt doesn’t matter if you know …

Watch Christopher Nolan Explain the Structure of ‘Memento’

<b>Memento</b> wasn’t <b>Christopher Nolan</b>‘s first film, but it was the film that put him on the map. In a vintage interview, Nolan breaks out the chalkboard to …

7 Writing Tips I'm Following This Summer To Help Me Finish My Novel By The End Of The Season

Every May, I get a flurry in my stomach as summer swings into view. <i>I'm going to write a novel this summer,</i> I think to myself. <i>I'm going to actually do</i> …

9 new trailers you should watch this week

I was excited to finally get around to watching <i>The Florida Project</i> last weekend now that it’s on Amazon. I knew that it looked (and was supposed to be) good, but I didn’t think I would enjoy it quite as much as I did.<p>There’s so much to like about the film (including some crazy good acting from an …

Don’t Doubt Your Writing Ability

Tell your story no matter what…There are times in a writer’s life where we think our story is crap. It’s going to get rejected, people aren’t …

A Guide To Writing Fight Scenes

On social media, forums and Reddit of late I’ve seen quite a few people asking about writing fight scenes. So this week, with axes in hand, I thought …

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Three Creative Writing Strategies That Work Like Magic

#1 — Use Role Based Writing Approach (Madman, Architect, Carpenter & Judge)Doing research, compiling material, writing, organizing, spell-checking …

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Both My Parents Knew They Would Die Before I Turned Nine

This is how they helped me prepare for life without them.<p>The movie theater was empty except for the two of us. As the credits rolled, we made the room into our playground: We danced in our seats, cut cartwheels down the aisles, and laughed until the lights turned on and the clean-up crew arrived.<p>I …

Writing a Novel Is Like Making a Movie

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Top tips for 2018: Wildlife photography

<b>It’s important to plan and understand your subject, reveal background texture to add context to a picture, and nail the exposure and focusing. Learn</b> …

How I wrote a 100,000-word novel in four weeks and what it did for my copywriting

We were on holiday when it happened.<p>What happened?<p>I discovered I was a novelist. Here’s how it went down.<p>“You know,” my wife said, “the difference …

Don't Explain How Things Are Linked in Fiction

Never, ever, write "As X happened, Y started to happen" unless there is a direct cause between the two. There's no need to explain how things are …

These Are the 10 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet

You've probably heard a bunch about the anti-inflammatory diet by now and how having too much inflammation in the body is bad for you. It's a real enemy when it comes to putting your health at risk and creating stress. When you're inflamed, you're more likely to put on weight, feel lethargic and …

Want to be a Better Writer? Here is Stephen King's Essential Advice

Dumbo, Dairy Queen and Dandelions: 9 brilliant suggestions from King's nearly 20-year-old book<p>Okay, I'll admit that I'm really late to this party. Despite the fact that I'm always seeking advice on how to improve communication in general--and writing in particular--I'd never read Stephen King's …

Creative Writing

How to Promote a Young Adult Novel on Social Media

By BookBaby author BlueInk ReviewWhen you’re ready to promote a Young Adult novel, these links and pages will get you connecting with online groups …

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Blue Cheese