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Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer (1934)

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

Literature

10 editing issues your grammar checker might be missing

Grammar checkers in word processing programs can help you catch glaring spelling errors, but you might be missing subtler—yet crucial—editing faux …

Creative Writing

Mistakes Indie Authors Constantly Make

And then wonder why they’re not selling more booksA couple of weeks back, I was on Skype with a potential client and as the conversation moved …

Writing

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say

After Parkland, there have been many calls to make schools a "harder target" — for example, by arming teachers. But there's a decent amount of research out there on what actually makes schools safer, and most of it doesn't point to more guns.<p>On the Friday after the deadly shootings at Marjory …

Guns

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

These 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<i>Originally published on</i> <i>airborneorange.com</i>As a blogger, writing is no doubt an integral …

How The State Department Uses Social Media To Help U.S. Citizens Traveling Overseas

Social media has become an essential part of travel. It’s an easy way to stay connected with new friends, post envy-inducing photos, and learn what’s going on at exotic locales. But if you suffer a grave weather event or political unrest while you are in a foreign country, social media can also be …

Social Media

7 Online Writing Workshops That Will Help You Write Your Novel In The New Year

So you want to "write more" in the new year. But now that the new year is nearly upon us, you're starting to spiral into a writerly panic. How will …

11 Essential Books On Writing, Based On The Genre You Want To Write

If you're an aspiring writer, you know that you have to read all kinds of books in order to hone your technique, but sometimes it might seem as if …

The five clues you leave on social media that make you a target for thieves

People leave an average of five clues on their profile that can tell a thief where they live and why it’s worth breaking in, new research …

An Entrepreneur Shares 20 Tips For Traveling For Free (Or Next To Nothing)

Elona Karafin is a 24-year-old cancer survivor who is not letting anything hold her back. This business analyst in a large New York City firm spends her free time helping underprivileged kids with cancer through a charity that she founded, is starting a new project where she take survivors on …

Personal Finance

The 3 Social Networks That Matter to Your Business and Why | Inc.com

As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion.<p>But all social channels aren't created equal when it comes to value and results. In fact, knowing which social networks matter to your business can be confusing.<p>And spending time on the wrong networks is costly, …

Marketing

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email marketing …

8 Powerful Lessons By The Dalai Lama That'll Make You See Things in a Whole New Way

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …

LinkedIn 101: How To Craft A Stellar Profile

This is the first in a series of posts all focused on the most powerful social media tool for building your personal brand – LinkedIn. In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know to build a stellar profile. That’s the cornerstone of an effective LinkedIn strategy.<p>I am amazed by how many …

Employment

How Can I Invest With Less Than $100?

Learn How to Maximize Your Investment With Very Little Capital<p>Updated March 16, 2018<p>Getting into the investing habit can be a challenge, especially …

Investing

10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Live Longer

Did you know that there are small, nearly mindless things you can do every single day to live longer? If you're looking for a healthier, extended life (meaning more time doing the things you love), then age gracefully with these simple tips. Something as small as walking a little more or drinking …

Plant-Based Diet

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

The Ten Golden Rules Of Successful Book Writing and Publishing

For those of you who are either contemplating becoming an author of fiction or are writers who want to get to self-help book bestseller status super …

7 Financial Habits That Make You Smarter With Your Money

If you want to be smarter with your money, you have to know what you want to do or accomplish with it...

5 Mistakes You'll Want To Avoid When Introducing A Speaker

You’ve been chosen to introduce the speaker because you have a relationship with the audience, and it is your job to bridge the gap between the people in the seats and the person on the stage. Think of yourself as a lawyer arguing a case in front of a jury; sell the audience on what they are about …

Infographics

10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

Self-Publishing: An Insult To The Written Word?

As a published author, I'm often asked why I don't self-publish. "Surely you'd make more money if you got to keep most of the profits rather than the publisher," they say.<p>I'd rather share a cabin on a Disney cruise with Donald Trump than self-publish.<p>To get a book published in the traditional way, …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

Motivation

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Motivation