Priya

17 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Follower | @Shivika26 | Keep up with Priya on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Priya”

5 Quotes For the Aspiring Writer From Stephen King

Jump-starting a writing career isn’t very easy. For most of us, developing the skills a good author needs is a matter of time and effort. It just …

7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

6 Tips for Reading Like a Writer

I’m willing to offer this generalization: whatever level we’ve attained in our development as readers, we always lag behind that standard as writers. …

Ted Hughes on How to Be a Writer: A Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Daughter

“The first sign of disintegration — in a writer — is that the writing loses the unique stamp of his/her character, & loses its inner light.”<p><i>“Read good books, have good sentences in your ears,”</i> the poet Jane Kenyon counseled in what remains some of the sagest advice to write and live by. But if …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Five Steps to a Great Plot Twist

Plot twists are an essential writing tool, and every writer uses them. It’s important to shake up expectations so readers never get complacent. But …

Creative Writing

25 Habits That Will Make You a Writer

Hard learned lessons distilled from 25 years of writing<p>1. Write every day.<p>A daily writing habit is thing number one because it is THAT important. …

Writing a Novel in a Month - NaNoWriMo Prep

Streamlining your writing process is useful. Whether you’re gearing up for a novel-writing challenge such as NaNoWriMo, or simply have a personal …

4 Top Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Writing

If you are a nonfiction or memoir author, one of the issues I hear from multiple authors (and experienced myself) is giving ourselves permission to …

7 Power Writing Tips To Make People Read and Love Your Content

I chuckle whenever someone says <i>“I can’t write.”</i><p>I know – for a fact, that all of you reading this right now <i>love to write.</i><p>I mean, hello? It’s 2017 and …

Conquer Your Writing Insecurities With an Editing Tool

Even the best writers need a little help sometimes.<p>Writing is not easy. We so often hear from creative, innovative people that they find it …

Creative Writing

Why Essays are the Perfect Way to Improve Your Writing Skills

Whether you are applying for a school program or looking to get published online here are some of my best tips for using essays to improve your …

6 Ways to Write a Bestseller (And Build Your Brand)

Nothing will build your brand quite like a successful book.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about building your brand, what comes to mind? Flashy graphics? A gripping mission statement? Social media followers?<p>While all of those things are incredibly …

What Line From Literature Always Inspires You?

"To define is to limit." – Oscar Wilde

Literature

People trust science. So why don't they believe it?

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published in April. It has been updated to include the latest on the Paris climate agreement.</i><p>Thousands of scientists and their allies filled the streets of the nation’s capital on Earth Day for the March for Science, advocating for the importance of …

National Academy of Sciences

Rewriting Earth's Creation Story

“We as a scientific community created an origin myth that has no more intellectual value than Genesis.”<p>Humanity’s trips to the moon revolutionized our view of this planet. As seen from another celestial body, Earth seemed more fragile and more precious; the iconic Apollo 8 image of Earth rising …

Earth Science