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The 5 Traits That All Successful Authors Share

<i>Originally posted on https://damonza.com/5-traits-successful-authors-share/</i>If you want to be a 100 metre sprinter, you need more than just the sort …

Personality

7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Creative Writing

7 ways to start writing (and stop procrastinating)

Last Saturday, I caught up with some writers who were in the memoir-writing class that I did through the Australian Writers’ Centre. I almost skipped …

Creative Writing

How to Find the Conflict in a Story

One of the greatest challenges of writing better stories is knowing exactly which scenes to write. The best scenes focus on the core elements of …

Creative Writing

Just Write Something — It Will Change Your Life

Why do I choose to write?Why do I choose to write <i>and</i> put it out for the world to see?What caused the sudden shift from writing long essays on …

Writing

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Richard Russo Brings First Essay Collection to Writers In The Loft, 5/9

On Wednesday, May 9, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will visit The Music Hall Loft for a Writers in the Loft series event to discuss his …

New England

Here’s The Creative Process That Lets Me Write 2–3 Articles Per Day.

There is only one way of predictably creating results in any type of creative endeavour. And that is to have a clearly defined creative process.In …

Writing
Writing

Bodies, Blind Spots and Quirks: 5 Key Questions to Ask When Developing Characters

<b>by Jenny Jaeckel</b>Henry James once wrote, “We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our …

Books

11 classes taught by best-selling writers and authors that will improve your writing skills

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Ninja Writing: The Four Levels Of Writing Mastery is one of the bestselling writing courses on Udemy. Shutterstock Good writing skills can …

Creative Writing

Stop writing things nobody cares about

and other fundamental short tips for success in writingWhat makes an excellent writer? What is the judge of an excellent write-up? On a platform like …

Creative Writing

If You Invested $1,000 in the 5 Largest Cryptocurrencies a Year Ago, Here's How Much You'd Have Today

Here’s a hint: You’d have a six-figure sum of money now<p>Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies have performed extremely well over the past year, …

Investing

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind

Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal adventures, sometimes at tedious length. But if you understand what goes on inside the brain as dreams take their course, they start to make a lot more sense. And dreams are …

Sleep

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

Here's everything you need to know about the technology powering the bitcoin cryptocurrency today and, soon, a myriad of services that will change your life.<p><i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're …

Blockchain

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

Curcumin improves memory and mood, study says

Turmeric (pictured) contains curcumin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Credit: Steven Jackson/Flickr …

Why South Korea's Potential Ban on Cryptocurrencies Will Not Affect The Crypto Market

The entire cryptocurrency market experienced major losses over the past few days. This recent drop seems to be the result of South Korea announcing …

Opinion: To make money on bitcoin and blockchain, learn how to trade correctly

Some investors have figured out that they can make a killing trading blockchain-related news.<p>The trading can be done with bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.87% and …

Stock Markets

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Who’d prefer their country to Trump’s U.S.? Norwegians would

STAVANGER, Norway — Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There’s a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it’s …

Norwegian: No thank you, President Trump

Martine Aurdal is an op-ed editor and political commentator for the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet. The opinions expressed in this commentary …

Why Trump's remark about Nigerians and 'huts' is so appalling

Long before I arrived in the United States in 1997 on political asylum,I'd heard the apocryphal story of the visiting African who was asked by an American whether it was"true that Africans live on trees?"<p>The well-educated and well-spoken African responded: "Yes, it is true, and the U.S. Embassy is …

Obama's stern warning for Trump

Julian Zelizer is a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University and the author of "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, …

The Bermuda triangle mystery isn't solved, and this scientist didn't suggest it was

(Angela Fritz/The Washington Post) A Science Channel show is making waves about the Bermuda triangle this week. It appears to have claimed the …

Digital currencies dip as South Korea considers trading ban

Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban. The country's …

3 Lies Bitcoin Skeptics Tell Themselves

Shutterstock Note: This piece is a partial response to Jason Bloomberg’s “Seven Lies Bitcoin Fans Tell Themselves (And Anyone Else Who Will Listen),” …

Five Fintech Trends to Watch in 2018

The future looks bright for fintech. Fintech is a rapidly growing area that has a lot of people excited, from entrepreneurs and CEOs to average …