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Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them

Christmas Eve was traditionally the time to tell scary stories round the hearth. And 19th-century writers were fearsomely adept at exploiting a world of creaking floorboards, creepy servants … and gas lamps that caused hallucinations<p>Curl up by the fire and I'll tell you a ghost story. Don't be …

The Ice Velocipede, c. 1869

It's like a tricycle, but it has skids instead of rear wheels. In his 1869 book <i>Velocipedes, Bicycles, & Tricycles</i>, the pseudonymous author Velox …

A little light reading on hellish journeys

Source:<p>Fascination of the abomination: scholars note sneaking admiration for ‘cunning’ wrongdoers in popular literature<p>Glamorous highwaymen, a …

How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag

<i>“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real,”</i> science fiction godfather Jules Verne famously proclaimed. He was right about the general sentiment but oh how very wrong about its gendered language: Sixteen years after Verne’s classic novel <i>Eighty Days Around the World</i>, his vision for …

How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors

About the only thing that remains constant in ebook publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I …

Victorian 'Batman'

Victorian Dress Lifter

Unless you were wearing a daring hemline, your skirts may get muddy while walking in the street. That's where this handy gadget came in. Ladies would …

UX and Agile: Tying the knot

<i>"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver thruppence in her shoe."—classic wedding tradition</i><p>In the modern …

Writers, why does everything need to be a series?

Like a seed, a book idea begins small. So very small. Maybe it is a flash of an image, or maybe it is a question that needs to be answered. Whatever …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. …

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

<b>Kurt Vonnegut</b> (November 11, 1922–April 11, 2007) has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing — from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent …

Hire A User Experience Manager - 10 Reasons Why You Should Do So

It is difficult for those not in Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Marketing or other non-customer related departments to immediately see …

UX Design

Cindy Chastain: New Frontiers - the UX Professional as Business Consultant

O My America! Second Acts in a New World by Sara Wheeler – review

Sara Wheeler's new book is a tribute to female exuberance in that most unsung of settings: middle age. In six portraits of Victorian women, each of …

Hugh Howey: Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers

Books have changed forever, and that’s good. Writers will find readers and make more money going it alone, like me<p>Contrary to recent reports, I am not the story of self-publishing.<p>The story of self-publishing is Jan Strnad, a 62-year-old educator hoping to retire in four years. To do so is going to …

Rorke's Drift 'forgotten' soldier David Jenkins honoured

<b>A soldier who fought at the battle of Rorke's Drift during the Anglo-Zulu war but was left off the roll of honour is to be added to the historical record.</b><p>Private David Jenkins's great-grandson Geoff Rees campaigned for the inclusion after recognising him in a sketch.<p>Some 150 British soldiers …

Michael Caine

Killed at Launch: A complete disregard for user experience leads to drastic action

This actually happened. An e-commerce website had been designed and developed. Launch had been initiated, and it was abruptly taken offline in …

10 Delicious Literary Beers to Drink While Reading

This week, we came across a delightful snapshot of something we’d never seen before: a beer inspired by one of our favorite children’s books, <i>The</i> …

Exploring Character Emotions and Your Own

I love mediating on signs from nature. Lately, along the river trail I often walk, ducks are flapping and quacking and pairing up. Ducks have to do …

How to Write, Publish and Market Your Book

Shares 3K<p>Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start?<p>Or perhaps you have a manuscript that hasn’t been published.<p>If so, this article is …

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink

You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After …

Ten Secrets To Write Better Stories

Writing isn’t easy, and writing a good story is even harder.I used to wonder how Pixar came out with such great movies, year after year. Then, I …

Creative Writing

A Writer's Guide to Types of Publishing Companies

A Writer’s Guide to Types of Publishing Companies<p>Posted by Melissa Donovan on March 23, 2017 ·<p>A guide to various types of publishing …

POP UX! Clued Into Curiosity

On a dark and stormy night, six colorful people gather in a country manor home, each holding a deadly weapon. Before the evening’s end, there will be …

Tattoos and the Civil War

<b>Tattoos and the Civil War</b><p>Tattoos and the name Martin Hildebrandt go hand in hand. Hildebrandt set up New York’s first tattoo shop on Oak Street in lower Manhattan where he tattooed soldiers who fought on both sides of the Civil War. He tattooed military insignias and the names of sweethearts. His daughter Nora Hildebrandt at age 22, became the first tattooed woman to be exhibited in America.<p>In 1870, Hildebrandt established an “atelier” on Oak Street in New York City and this is considered to be …

5 Things Victorian Women Didn’t Do (Much)

We often assume that the life of the average lass in Victorian England was narrow and restrictive, full of stern governesses, stifling garments and …

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Michael Grant's top tips for writing YA

People sometimes ask me, "Mr Grant, you've written the Gone series and the BZRK series and co-authored Animorphs, so tell me, as an expert, how can I …

Three Phases of Becoming a Master Author - Kristen Lamb

Professional authors make our job look easy. That is the mark of a good storyteller. The work flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless. Many of us …