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How J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym helped her write a better book

During my creative-writing classes, mixed in with the prosaic and the pedantic ("kill all the adverbs," "write at least as long as you read, read at least as long as you watch TV"), there's one piece of advice that inevitably results in a roomful of confused expressions among my students: "Savour …

Creative Writing Prompts That Will Jumpstart Your Writing

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated August 13, 2017<p>Interested in incorporating a free writing habit into your day, but afraid of the blank page? Or maybe …

Top 10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Writing

Ayn Rand once said, “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” You should think of creative writing in …

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Hands: A Creative Writing Exercise

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated December 31, 2017<p>When I've used this creative writing exercise in a class, it's consistently resulted in the most …

Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Anne Lamott’s <b>Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) is among my ten favorite books on writing — a treasure trove of insight both practical and profound, timelessly revisitable and yielding deeper resonance each time. Lamott adds to the collected wisdom of great writers …

2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, “children’s” (though we all know what that means), and pets and animals, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists concludes with the year’s best …

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

Should J.K. Rowling Quit Writing?

Author Lynn Shepherd is mad as hell. Specifically, she's mad as hell at J.K. Rowling for being a successful writer and having the audacity to write even more. In her recent <i>Huffington Post</i> piece — titled "If JK Rowling Cares About Writing She Should Stop Doing It". OUCH. — she implored Rowling to …

The Seductive Writing Tips That Leave Readers Begging for More

I have a confession to make.<p>I had never heard of Henneke Duistermaat before her article <i>18 Seductive Writing Tips That’ll Leave Your Readers Begging For More</i>, but I was begging for more at “hello”.<p>Why did Duistermaat’s writing seduce me? Today I share some of her most alluring tips.<p>Duistermaat wrote …

J.K. Rowling Isn't Hurting New Writers By Continuing to Write

Earlier this year, I experienced <i>Harry Potter</i> Fatigue, and not for the first time, either.<p>J.K. Rowling said she wished she’d trusted her instincts and …

Clifford Chase’s memoir The Tooth Fairy, reviewed.

The question of whether or not one should write a memoir is usually posed as a question of whether or not one has lived enough of a life. Have you …

15 Storytelling Techniques for Amazing Brand Story

The About Us page is one of the most visited pages of your website. But what happens after visitors land on it--do they stay on your site, look at …

We can tell a different story about creative writing classes

It's fair enough to debate the value of creative writing courses (Creative writing courses are a waste of time, says Kureishi, 5 March). However, my experience at Bath Spa University is not like his. The students on our creative writing MA are talented and focused. Our courses have close links with …

"The Catapult": Where To Hear New Writing

https://medium.com/media/75caf77c4d74b16825895d9ab968a362/href<p>The Catapult is a new podcast that highlights emerging fiction, nonfiction and poetry …

Art Deco Influences Defining Contemporary Apartment in Warsaw

Roland Sta?czyk of RS Studio Projektowe sent us photos of an apartment he designed in Warsaw, close to the banks of the Vistula River in Poland. The …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

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