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25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

10 Excellent Paranormal and Science Fiction Romances

This post is sponsored by <i>Allegiance of Honor</i> by Nalini Singh.<p>The Psy-Changelings are at a dangerous crossroads. Can an accord of old enemies, new …

Books

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

Chart It!—How to Keep Track of Your Characters

By Sarah Sundin<br>What color were her eyes again? How long has he had this job? When did she break her arm, and is she out of her cast yet?<br>When we’re …

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5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly

<i>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</i><br>Reviews are starting to roll in for my new YA novella, <b>THE VOW</b>, published by Harper Collins.<br>Considering the length …

The 4 Tweaks to Writing Truly Original Stories and Characters

The process of writing original stories is shrouded in mystery.Occasionally, as part of my daily Writing Question of the Day (#WQOTD) on Twitter and …

Torture your Character - The Three Most Effective Types of Inner Conflict

At Writers Write, we spend time trying to get writers to create a living, breathing antagonist. We also show writers that the protagonist should not …

Creative Writing

Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain

Create a villain with today’s writing tips.When it comes to writing fiction, we each have our own unique challenges. For some of us, it’s a struggle …

Writing

Character Consistency

I've been gushing about character transformation since the moment I first grasp the ultimate gift awaiting the protagonist and reader and the writer …

The Character Tag – Do We Know Who’s Who? By Jackie Blain

Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Jackie Blain as she shares with us about “The Character Tag – Do We Know Who’s Who?.” <i>Enjoy!</i><b>One of my</b> …

Writing

App Offers 1,000 Ways to Beat Writers' Block

Getting stuck with writer's block is a huge pain. Since each person's writing style differs, creative prompts can be very hit-or-miss.<p>The Prompts app …

36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair

I have days when I find it entirely too difficult to get in to my writing groove. On those days I’m uninspired, unmotivated and well, bleh! Maybe you …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Time Management

5 Unexpected Places to Boost Productivity

The environment of a typical office or a quiet library may sometimes lessen your productivity as the unchanging views fail to stimulate your senses …

Time Management

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

5 Productivity Tools To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Productivity

10 Apps to Organize Your Life

We use our phones for most everything—sharing photos, staying in touch with loved ones, reading the news—so why not turn your go-to device into an …

Apps

8 of the Smartest Things You Can Do to Be Insanely Productive

Saying "no" to people gracefully is really, really important.<p><i>What are some productivity tips from various professions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Patrick Mathieson, VC at Toba Capital,</b> …

15 Free Resources To Get You More Organized

By <i>Elise Moreau</i><p>So, it’s 2017 and you’re ready to get your life organized, once and for all. The question is <i>how</i>? There’s only so much that you can …

Apps

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

Chrome extensions brought a lot of innovation into the browser market, every Chrome user knows and loves at least a few. Very often, you know what …

Productivity

Wrong all along: Neoliberal IMF admits neoliberalism fuels inequality and hurts growth

Top International Monetary Fund researchers concede austerity, privatization & deregulation can hurt more than help<p>The world's largest evangelist of neoliberalism, the International Monetary Fund, has admitted that it's not all it's cracked up to be.<p>Neoliberalism refers to capitalism in its purest …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

A Helpful Guide to the Best Self-Help Books

1<p><b>“The Productivity Project”</b> by Chris Bailey, recommended by Amelia Diamond<p><b>What made you read it?</b><p>The cover, which apparently you’re not supposed to …

Trevor Noah Drops A Spirited Rant On The Transgender Bathroom Debate And Civil-Rights History

It wasn’t long ago when black people were forced to drink from a separate water fountain in America. It wasn’t long ago when the gay community wasn’t accepted into the military, and the best they could hope for was a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. The people behind these restrictive laws and …

40 Dinner Ideas That Don't Need a Recipe

If you’re anything like me, your Pinterest board is likely filled with delicious-looking recipes that you’ll never make. Because let’s be real: When …

Food