Monika Szirtes

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Video game writers and reviewers wanted

<b>Do you aspire to be a writer? Do you also like video games? Then read on, friend, because we’d very much like to hear from you.</b>Here at Thumbsticks, …

Creative Writing

Dialogue words: Other words for ‘said’

Writing effective, compelling dialogue has multiple elements. It’s not only <i>what</i> characters say but <i>how</i> they say it that matters. Or how you show who’s …

Creative Writing

7 questions to guide your voice as a writer

Memorable writing has a strong voice. But how do you develop the genuine tone that distinguishes your writing? Consider these components:<p><b>What is the</b> …

Workbenches

5 Little-Known Copywriting Mistakes That Snuff Out Your E-Commerce Sales

Poof!<p>That’s the sound of browsers backing away from your website, wallets clutched tightly in their hands, credit cards still unused.<p>A sale [or a couple of hundred of them!] walking away from an e-commerce website is the worst thing to happen especially when you’re slaving endlessly to increase …

Copywriting

GeekWire Deals: Writing a book is easy with Scrivener, the word processor and project management mastermind

It’s time for you to finally write that book you’ve been thinking about for years. Whether it’s your genius take on productivity and business hacks, …

The Ten Golden Rules Of Successful Book Writing and Publishing

For those of you who are either contemplating becoming an author of fiction or are writers who want to get to self-help book bestseller status super …

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

Creative Writing

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How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success in life. Use words improperly and others will instantaneously--and often unintentionally and subconsciously--judge your intelligence or education. Check out this list of common, embarrassing errors even smart people make.<p>1. "Me" as …

Language

Six Tried and Tested Methods for Writing a Novel

There are two sides to novel writing: either you’re a planner or a seat-of-the-pants-er. This article is primarily directed at the planners out there …

Writing

Alan Moore on Why Superhero Fans Need to Grow Up, Brexit, and His Massive New Novel

With his legendary run of comic-book writing in the 1980s, writer Alan Moore changed the way we think about superheroes. In emotionally and …

Bernie Sanders

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is Now in Full Release

It’s been a long road for Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander [official site], making its way from Kickstarter to Steam Early Access, and as of this week, …

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Overview<p>Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark<p><b>A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling</b> …

35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick intro.<p><b>HTML</b> is a markup language used …

Postleaf is an open-source blogging platform for the design-conscious

Content management systems are boring until you have to use one. You can install a little Drupal or WordPress, pick up some Squarespace, or just dump to Medium, the graveyard for posts about protein shakes and VC funding. But what if you could roll your own CMS? And what if you made it really …

Amazingly Useful HTML, CSS and JavaScript Tools and Libraries

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Front-end development is tricky: it’s not difficult to learn, but it’s quite difficult to master. …

I Will Show You How To Make Your Blog Professional In 15 Minutes

<i>Note: This post is a little long, but if you give me 15 minutes of your attention, I guarantee I can make your online appearance more professional.</i><p>My …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

Stephen King's No-Adverbs Rule Is Going Out Of Fashion

Grammar Popular Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 4922 Views 31 Comments<p>Share589<p>Tweet76<p>+18<p>Share72<p>Stumble4<p>Pin101<p>Shares 850<p>4.1/5 (10)<p>Stephen King’s dislike …

Creative Writing

Lessons on Monetization From a Blogger-Turned-Millionaire

ShoutMeLoud blogger shares insider tips and tricks for bloggers and influencers<p>A few months back, I had a chance to meet a very successful blogger-turned-millionaire, who has been an inspiration to millions of Indian and also US bloggers. I met him through an event where he spoke about affiliate …

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Margaret Atwood: 'In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all'

Speaking at Book Riot Live with fantasy author NK Jemisin, Atwood discussed the lack of diversity in fictions and the challenges of writing about ‘now’<p>Margaret Atwood was seven when she began writing her first novel. It was about an ant. “It taught me a lot about narration because nothing happens …

Books

Use Pegasus to find Andromeda galaxy

Tonight – November 8, 2017 – the moon is out of the sky at early evening, making this an ideal time to search for the Andromeda galaxy. It’s out all …

Andromeda Galaxy

Variety is the Spice That Will Improve Your Writing

Generic descriptions and recurring sentence structures lead to a rather boring read. Editing with a focus on more interesting word choices and …

Diabolical little girl held an owl and the Internet had a Photoshop field day

It stands to reason that if you post something weird on the Internet, the Internet will find a way to make it weirder.<p>A photo of a somewhat …

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

France

On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

<i>Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and</i> …

Luxurious Modern Interior Scheme Uncovered by The Appealathon House in Australia

<b>Appealathon House</b> in Perth, Western Australia is a compact modern residence developed by Australian home builder <b>Grandwood by Zorzi</b>. The architectural …