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Creative Writing Prompts for Movie Lovers

Creative writing prompts for movie lovers.Today’s prompts are selected from the book <i>1200 Creative Writing Prompts</i>. Enjoy!There’s nothing quite like …

Creative Writing

How to Improve Your Writing Skills: Exercises You Should Know About

Writing is definitely not for the faint hearted and although it seems pretty easy to do, it is not. There are moments when writers have no idea what …

Understanding settings with "The Hobbit"

The world your character lives in has started taking a beautiful shape in your mind. All that needs to be done is putting it on paper so that you can …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Trump’s administration wants scientists to stop describing effects of climate change as “dramatic”

When a glacier shrinks by 85%, would you say it shrank “dramatically”?<p>The Trump administration would say that it’s you who’s being dramatic.<p>In emails obtained by the Washington Post, political appointees at the Department of the Interior took issue with federal scientists who authored a report …

Global Warming

ECCC 2018: Kingkiller author Patrick Rothfuss talks his writing inspiration

The extremely legendary Patrick Rothfuss, author of <i>The Kingkiller Chronicles</i>, popped by SYFY WIRE's live stage at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, …

The Book That I Haven’t Started Writing Yet Will Be the Best Book Ever

The book that I haven’t started writing yet will be a book of such importance that people will use words like “astonishing” and “uncompromising” to describe it. Also, “a laugh riot.” And “devastating.” No, “staggering.”<p>The book that I haven’t started writing yet will be so good that reviewers will …

Novel Ideas and Where To Find Them

Hunting for wild ideas in their natural habitat.Do you want to write a novel? You’ve come to the right place.This is <b>part one in a multi-part series</b> …

How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application process for the first time, you’ll probably find that few aspects of the process …

Here's How to Create Your Own Metaphors

How to Create Metaphors<p>Metaphor Exercises to Enliven Your Writing<p>Updated September 08, 2017<p>A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object …

Creative Writing

Character development questions: Building character arcs

Like real people, memorable characters change and evolve over time. Here are character development questions that will help you link character …

Creative Writing

Why writing about football is not as easy as you think

It’s not just about summarizing the game.When I started writing for a new football blog, La Liga News UK, I was excited to start gaining exposure …

EDITORIAL: "Bang!"- Looking Into The Lessons We Can Pull From COWBOY BEBOP

We now live a world where Anime is on a cultural increase in mainstream pop culture, & some of the genre's greatest achievements offer some of its …

Anime

First Draft: 11 Anti-Heroes, and Ways to Develop Them In Your Screenplay

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.<p><b>How do writers craft</b> …

Mecha Samurai Empire imagines that America lost WWII — also there are giant robots

Peter Tieryas on bringing ‘more realism to the mecha genre’<p>In 2016, Peter Tieryas published his debut novel <i>United States of Japan</i> which ended up on our best books of the year list for 2016. Tieryas has described the influence that Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Man in the High Castle</i> had on the book, in which …

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Short stories are underrated.<p>If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite …

Books

Ready to write your first novel?

Create the path of least resistance.You did it. You finally committed to writing a novel, the first step in your multi-step journey to authordom.If …

5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]Image from Getty<b>by T.R. Ragan</b>I …

Creative Writing

11 Essential Books On Writing, Based On The Genre You Want To Write

If you're an aspiring writer, you know that you have to read all kinds of books in order to hone your technique, but sometimes it might seem as if …

WATCH: That time Cyberforce: The Animated Series was supposed to replace X-Men

Last week, we told you about why <i>X-Men: The Animated Series</i> (1992-1997) was the best show ever. But did you know that Fox Kids had plans to replace …

How to write a minor character

There is no truly minor character in Toy Story in terms of impact<br>.<br>.<br>Most novels or screenplays contain at least one <b>minor character.</b> This is a …

Toy Story

The Electronic Musician Inspired By Anime And Dragon Age

It turns out if you want to get the LA-based musician Will Wiesenfeld, stage name Baths, talking about video games, you should ask him about <i>Diablo 2</i>. …

Dragon Age

Your Smart Phone is Big Brother in your Pocket. Ditch it.

Big Brother is Watching You<br>(Image by Frederic Guimont ;ChemicalBit at it.wikipedia [FAL],) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Most of us learned …

Privacy

How to write a hook: 8 tips to lure in readers

Knowing how to write a hook is one of the key skills separating published from unpublished authors. Publishers want to know (among other things) that …

Creative Writing

Popular writing app gets major update with Scrivener 3

For those of us who do a large amount of writing whether for a living or just for fun, there are a few different apps to choose from. As of today, one of the top choices is getting even better with a huge update. Welcome to Scrivener 3.<p>Scrivener has historically had a smaller, but almost cultish …

Scrivener

The 30 Best Tools for Writers

If you want to write a book, you need the right tools for the job. But what are the <i>best</i> tools for writers? We get asked that all the time.Whether …

Writing

A 30-Minute Running HIIT Workout to Speed Up Weight Loss

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts have gotten a lot of attention lately because they're one of the best workouts for losing weight and …