Stephanie Fulks West

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

How to Write for an Hour

<b>Always follow the rules,</b> whether it's a prompt, iambic pentameter or waiting 30 minutes after you eat. Then, suddenly, don't follow them at all. Break rules as many times without creating a trend.<p><b>Keep readers suspicious.</b> Imagination is found in the form and the story is in the laws we decide to …

How to Write About Yourself Without Being a Jerk

"What do you write <i>about</i>?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others. My life is not that interesting and for the most …

7 Famous Authors Who Wrote Lying Down

All writers need to work is a pen and a piece of paper, or perhaps a laptop. That's what we might think -- but it's not actually that simple. Authors are more complicated than that. To get their thoughts flowing, they need coffee, tea, cigarettes, alcohol. The right location. And the right …

Character Is Destiny

People often talk about a novel being plot-driven or character-driven. For me, that can be an artificial distinction. For my taste, the best novels -- those that capture me and make me feel sorry the read is coming to an end -- are those driven by <i>both</i> plot and by the protagonist's character or …

How Lewis Carroll Can Improve Your Email

Lewis Carroll didn't live to see the 20th century, let alone the advent of email, but he knew a few things about correspondence. In the course of his career he wrote and received 98,721 letters (we know the precise count thanks to a special letter register he devised to keep track of them).<p>Lewis …

Novel Building From the Bones up: Two Pros Contrast Indie vs. Traditional Writing Process

First of all, let's define "pro:" for the purposes of this article, a pro is someone who earns his/her primary income from writing. My friend Toby Neal and I are pros, with multiple novels and credits of various kinds under our belts. In our chats about writing, we've discovered we each have a very …

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Plants

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Niagara Falls News - Latest Daily Breaking News Stories

The Niagara Falls www.niagarafallsreview.ca is your daily Niagara Falls news source. Read the latest break news from Niagara Falls, and around the …