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Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Writing

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

How to lose your love handles

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell you two things: No amount of abdominal crunches will make a difference if you don't first improve your diet and exercise regimen.<p>And there is no such thing as "spot reducing" when it comes to fat loss, …

Fitness

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of February 2018

It’s been five years since a cosmic incident known as The Ring of Fire transported the modern day town of Grantville, West Virginia, through time and …

Books

15 Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being short, meaning you can digest them …

Books

These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

Books

How to write a book: dos and don’ts - plus tips from famous authors

One-Minute ReadSun 7 Jan, AT 16:27How to write a book: dos and don’ts from famous authorsLearn from the masters about how to start writing a …

Literature

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

15 Pieces of Functional Fitness Gear to Get You Strong and Lean

The tools you need to transform your body in 2018<p>If you’re one of the <i>Men’s Health</i> readers who attended our recent MH Workshop functional fitness workout event, you know that nothing gets results like training with a purpose—and serious effort require serious equipment that won’t quit before you …

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Books

The workout that helped this runner trim 20 minutes off her marathon time

When Jess Movold moved to New York, she explored the city by running it. “I started with a 5K here and a 10K there, and then one day, I ran to …

Marathons

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!"

If your ideas are falling on deaf ears, try pitching this way.<p>If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future …

Animation

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Creative Writing

How Long Is Writing Supposed to Take?

<i>Some books take years to write, others months. Can we learn to accept the inefficiency and unpredictability of writing?</i>Photo: Cliff JohnsonI n 2010, …

Writing

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into a Career That Earns 10x the Salary of My Day Job

One article changed everything.<p>Ever since I was a kid I've always worked more than one job at a time. Some of my extra jobs were fun little ways to earn a few dollars--like mystery shopping. Others were a way to gain valuable experience that I wasn't getting in my day job--like teaching college …

Employment

21 Books From Your Childhood You Should Definitely Reread As An Adult

Books like The Borrowers and Matilda are full of useful adult wisdom.<p><i>We hope you love the books we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Learn how to plan and outline your novel in less than 3 hours

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Writing

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Our favorite books of all time

'A Tale of Two Cities' - Charles Dickens (1859)<p>'The Great Gatsby' - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)<p>'Gravity's Rainbow' - Thomas Pynchon (1973)<p>'The Stand' - Stephen King (1978)<p>'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' - Douglas Adams (1979)<p>'Ball Four' - Jim Bouton (1970)<p>'In Cold Blood' - Truman Capote …

How to Make Money Self-Publishing on Amazon

Also, because this is print on-demand, Amazon subtracts publishing costs from each sale too.<p>Once you have a good handle on the Kindle Direct …

Writing

38 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

3 Important SEO Steps to Take Right Away - Copyblogger

What if we’re thinking about SEO all wrong?<p>You won’t be shocked to see such a question posed on this site — one that harbors posts in its archive …

Content Marketing