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How to write a book and publish it (without giving up your day job)

Best tip: start now<p>You dream of being the next J.K. Rowling or Paula Hawkins but that pesky job, not to mention your social life, family commitments …

Modern Poetry: A Free Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Langdon Hammer, this course offers an introduction to Modern Poetry. Covering everyone from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to …

21 everyday phrases that come straight from Shakespeare's plays

William Shakespeare is most famous for his plays. But he also invented many words and phrases that we still use today in everyday life.<p>We put together a list of our 21 favorites. Check them out:

5 New Facebook Ad Types You Should Be Using (But Probably Aren’t)

If you’re still <i>boosting</i> Facebook posts, you’re doing it wrong.It’s not that those are terrible.It’s just that there are so many other better options …

George Eliot’s Middlemarch Gets Reborn as a 21st Century Web Series: Watch It Online

In 1856, novelist George Eliot—real name Mary Anne Evans—issued a vicious critique of other women English writers in language we would expect from …

14 Novel Gifts to Celebrate 200 Years of Jane Austen

Hopeless romantics and literary aficionados have been swooning over Jane Austen’s writing for more than two centuries. In fact, devoted Janeites (yes, that is the technical term for Austen fans) are known for sporting literary tattoos in her honor, binging television and theatrical adaptations of …

Literature

How to Start Writing Your Book Again After a Long Break

There are many reasons you may have taken a break from your future novel: You’re waiting to hear back from prospective agents. You’re transitioning …

Men explain what's stopping them from proposing to their partners

He likes it but he hasn't put a ring on it (yet).<p>If being proposed to is right at the top of your to do list, waiting around for that moment must feel like paint drying - but a million times more excruciating.<p>Every time your partner suggests a weekend away, or seems a bit shifty, your mind's going …

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute …

How to Craft Awesome Infographics Without Spending a Cent

Infographics are just like those sweet, chewable vitamins — packed full of essential content that you can absorb in one sitting, and yet delicious at …

The 10 Types Of Writers' Block (And How To Overcome Them)

Writer's Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really? Pulp magazine images via …

10 of the Best Brands on Twitter (And Why They're So Successful)

What to Do Before Writing a Blog

Writing a blog is a necessary part of any business’s marketing strategy in today’s business economy. Without a little bit of planning and forethought …

5 ways to stop procrastinating and start writing

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April, 2015.</i><p>I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There’s no such thing as writer’s block.<p>I …

Choosing Your Words Carefully

Have you ever thought of words which excite a ready response in readers? Choice is important, and in cases of dramatic suspense, vital. Perfumes can …

10 Classic Sonnets Everyone Should Read

10 of the best sonnets in the English language The sonnet form has been used by many poets in many languages since it was invented in the Middle …

Who dunnit? Top tips for writing detective fiction

I love detective novels because, like a favourite dish, you always know what you’re going to get, but you never know quite how it’s going to be served up. Detective stories always have a crime, a clue, a suspect, and an investigator (or two), but the art is in making it feel fresh. With Knightley & …

Books

Trying Scrivener

<i>How do you organize your writing? Do you write with a pen or pencil, in a notebook, or on an old-fashioned typewriter, for the feeling of it?</i> …

3 Ways to Find the Writing Voice You Never Really Lost

"I've lost my voice," I hear from writers in my community writing workshops as well as at Goddard College, where I teach in areas such as Transformative Language Arts, and other interdisciplinary gardens. But here's the thing: our voice, like our heartbeat, isn't ever gone as long as we live. …