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Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn’t use the n-word

Ta-Nehisi Coates

I Talked to 150 Writers and Here’s the Best Advice They Had

I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked …

Books

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

25 Must-Read Books About Writing

September is here, and back to school season is officially upon us. Even though you may not be heading back to the classroom this fall, as a writer, …

Writing

Will Your Subgenre Prevent You From Being Published?

As a literary agent at Trident Media Group, I see a plethora of science fiction and fantasy book ideas come across my desk, but only ideas that sell …

Writing

34 Ways to Stay Busy (and Productive) While You Wait for Your Book Release

Anyone who has queried a book to literary agents knows firsthand that the traditional publishing industry is slow-moving.You’ve spent months, perhaps …

Feeling Unproductive? Try Using One of These 5 Techniques to Get Going

Stop letting your days get away from you and start working towards important tasks with these 5 techniques.<p>The path to getting things done always begins with doing.<p>Productivity is a word thrown around loosely within entrepreneurship circles, with everyone looking for "hacks" or "tips and tricks" to …

Time Management

18 Things Every Young Writer Should Know

"Keep writing, keep trying. You’ll get there."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><b>01.</b> Don’t try to write a great novel. Don’t try to write a good novel. Don’t try to write a decent novel. Don’t try to be …

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It

You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.I have a secret to tell you.<p>I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how …

Self-improvement

Plotting for Pantsters

<i>There are a lot of heated opinions about whether plotting or pantsing is the best way to write a story. As an avid plotter myself, I was curious to</i> …

How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online

Starting a blog isn't hard. Generating traffic and making a profit is.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever thought about launching your own blog? Ever wondered what it takes, not only to start up that blog, but also to successfully build it over time to make …

Marketing

The Writing Guide to End All Writing Guides

<i>Here's everything you need to know to have a successful writing career.</i> <b>Column</b> by <b>Gabino Iglesias</b>The web is full of articles trying to tell you what …

3 Easy Productivity Tips From Google Employees

These tips can help you work like a true Googler.<p>If you spend enough time on the internet, you'll come across article after article discussing all of Google's amazing workplace hacks. While your first reaction might be to be jealous of them, your second should be that many of them are easy enough …

Time Management

5 Apps That Will Help You Finish Writing Your Book

Don't let procrastination win. Use these tools to get organized, stay focused, and finish strong.<p>Authors are not immune to procrastination, nor to distraction. To write a book requires dedication and a consistent writing schedule, but any author will tell you that the kind of focus needed to finish …

Apps

How to completely lock down your sensitive PDFs

If you have important documents on your computer, there’s a good chance they’re PDFs. There’s also a good chance you’re not do everything you can to …

The Best VPN Apps for Android of 2017

Using the internet on your Android phone isn't as secure or private as you might hope. Fortunately, you can protect your mobile communications with a …

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists

This is what's standing between you and achieving what you want in life.<p>My family and I recently celebrated the life of my grandmother. While reminiscing, I ran across a yearbook from her senior year of high school. Next to everyone's picture was a section where they could indicate future ambitions …

Time Management

31 Insanely Useful Resources for Writing a Bestselling Book in 2017

You’d love to learn how to write a bestselling book, right?Problem is, it’s scary.You’re not even sure what goes into writing a book, let alone a …

This Novel Is So Good Bill Gates Gave It to 50 of His Friends

Another billionaire publicly discusses how fiction changed his life.<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's favorite book of all time is <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a butler with a dark past. Barack Obama claims reading fiction made him a better citizen. And classic sci-fi by Isaac …

Bill Gates

5 Pieces of Advice From an Internet Entrepreneur Who Overcame More Than You Did

If the adversity you face is less than his, his simple advice may help you overcome it.<p>How many internet sensations make you think, examine your life, or motivate you to realize your potential?<p>Many, like Psy and Justin Beiber, entertain. Others, like TED talks, fascinate. Still others, like the Ice …

Entrepreneurship

Our Most Requested Feature Is Finally Here…With a Twist

It’s true that the signature feature of the new Flipboard is Smart Magazines—automatically updating ‘playlists’ of articles, photos, videos and audio around a topic. But what if you want a magazine made up of specific sources you select rather than topics?<p>Ever since Google Reader shutdown, people …