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Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King

The novelist James Smythe, who has been analysing the work of Stephen King for the Guardian since 2012, on the lessons he has drawn from the master of horror fiction<p>Stephen King short fiction competition – send us your stories<p>Stephen King is an All-Time Great, arguably one of the most popular …

Creative Writing

12 remote hotels where you can unplug completely

Our fast-paced lives and increasingly hyper-connected world may be fun and exciting, but it can also be exhausting.<p>When we think of a real vacation, we picture escaping the bustling cities and swapping car alarms for crickets.<p>While backpacking up a mountain could do the trick, we're more inclined …

Airports

Irina Ionesco: the grande dame, her ‘Lolita’ pictures, and a true Paris scandal

A four-decade feud between French-Romanian photographer Irina Ionesco, 84, and her daughter Eva returns to the courtroom<p>A French <i>rentrée</i> – the return to work after the summer break, and the start of the literary season – would be incomplete without a colourful cultural scandal. And the annual …

Biographies

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in October

<i>Each month, the streaming channel offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this October and provide the full list of new releases below.</i><p><b>The Buzzy Netflix Original:</b><b><br>Beasts of No Nation (October 16)</b><p>This …