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The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It, Animated

From AsapSCIENCE — who have previously brought us the scientific cure for hangovers, the neurobiology of orgasms, and how music enchants the brain — comes this illustrated explication of the science of procrastination and how to manage it, a fine addition to these five perspectives on …

E-book publishing: why book categories are important

Forgive me—this is going to be a bit of an academic post.<p>But first, the good news: last night, <i>four</i> INK e-book publications made the UK Amazon top 100 …

10 Apps to Help You Stay Focused on Your Writing

Photo by Daniel Y. Go / via Flickr<p>Today’s guest post is by Frances Caballo (@caballofrances), a social media strategist and manager for writers, and …

The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing

Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up …

21 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Writing: Must-Read Advice for Writers at All Levels

<i>By Robin Black</i><p><i>Offered in the hope of sparing others some of the bumps and bad moments I have experienced over the past thirteen years. . .</i><p>1. …

Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Writers

<b>Neil Gaiman</b> knows a thing or two about the secret of the creative life. In this mashup of Gaiman’s Nerdist podcast interview and scenes from films about writers, video-monger Brandon Farley captures the essence of Gaiman’s philosophy on writing and his advice to aspiring writers — a fine addition …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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Mike R. Underwood: 25 Secrets Of Publishing, Revealed! (Or: Inside The Bookish Shatterdome)

<i>Mike Underwood is good people. He does stellar work inside the hissing cyber-word factory of Angry Robot Books, and he’s also a helluva wordmonkey</i> …

#BookPublishingTips: Because Publishing a Book Isn't As Easy As You Think

Publishing opens up a multitude of options and questions. People are still confused over the idea of self-publishing, traditional publishing, and …

How I Wrote 400K Words in a Year

Unless it’s your profession, writing every day seems impossible. But with the right tools, it’s entirely doable. Here’s how.<p>I have been a proponent …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …