Shane Vitak

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Indirect characterization: Revealing character subtly

Fleshing out characters with believable human qualities is an art. <i>Indirect characterization</i> is writing that paints in character detail by <i>showing</i> …

Magical Manuscripts With Thousands Of Ancient Spells Discovered In Germany

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> If you are interested in the power of magic, then a huge collection of ancient spells discovered in Germany may …

Ancient History

What Every Writer Needs to Hear

The opportunity to offer criticism comes with undeserved power. As a critic, we put ourselves above the artist, providing our authoritative opinion …

Viking Thieves – Once Again

Once again thieves went for precious Viking Jewels at a major exhibition centre. This time in DenmarkViking pendents found in the harbour at …

Zebrafish Addicted to Opioids Show Dangerous and Drug-Seeking Behavior

Our Zebrafish Proxies<p>University of Utah researchers have found that the small tropical zebrafish, which shares 70 percent of its genes with humans, …

Ancient mud documents the legacy of Rome’s lead pipes

Just as modern cities struggle with lead pollution, so may have ancient Rome. And muddy waters preserved the city’s legacy of lead pipes, a new study …

A Colorful Map Visualizes the Lexical Distances Between Europe’s Languages: 54 Languages Spoken by 670 Million People

Stephen F. Steinbach, a resident of Vienna and a “cartography, language and travel enthusiast, with an engineering background,” is not a linguist. …

Use These 5 Copywriting Techniques to Start Converting Like a Pro

Website copywriting is in a weird place today.Even if you’re not super familiar with the field of copywriting, you’ve probably observed the three …

Don’t Tell Anybody What Your Book Is About

Don’t tell anybody what your book is about and don’t show it until it’s finished. It’s not that anybody will steal your idea but that all the energy …

Rachel Carson on Writing and the Loneliness of Creative Work

“If you write what you yourself sincerely think and feel and are interested in… you will interest other people.”<p>Many of the titans of literature have left, alongside a body of work that models powerful writing, abiding advice on the craft that examines the source of that power. Unrivaled among them …

Literature

Scientists find languages not used since Dark Ages among ancient manuscripts recovered from monastery

Languages not seen since the Dark Ages have come to light after scientists used a new method to inspect a trove of ancient manuscripts found in a …

What makes a psychopath? The signs to look out for

Psychopathy is a personality disorder with a wide range of characteristics that suggest a person could suffer from it, some quite clear, others not …

How To Have The Courage To Keep On Writing

The secret is to keep on writing! I always wanted to be a writer. From my earliest days, I felt the inexplicable pull to tell a story, craft a scene, …

Rare 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered in Jerusalem

A sixth-century mosaic floor containing a Greek inscription has been uncovered in Jerusalem's Old City. Dubbed an "archaeological miracle," the rare …

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here's why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very …

Schizophrenia

I’ve had social anxiety disorder – and know you don’t have to live with it | Kamran Ahmed

Research showing popular kids become more socially anxious adults may illuminate the condition’s origins. But what sufferers actually need is help<p>• Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist and film-maker<p>A fascinating study from the University of Virginia has shed new light on the much-ignored problem of …