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Agent Wisdom, Volume II: More Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

<i>By Chuck Sambuchino</i><p>Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always …

Ten Thoughts On Story

Starting now, in no meaningful order:<p>Our Toddler Just Learned The Essence Of Storytelling<p>The other day, B-Dub (recently turned two) was noodling …

Chuck Wendig on Plot, Complication, Conflict and Consequence

Chuck Wendig has written what is, I think, his best post on writing so far, and since he has written quite a few fantastic posts that's saying …

How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon

By Ari Karpel9 minute Read<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Few people get things done in as consistent …

Understanding Evil

The man sitting in front of me is a mass murderer. He is a serial rapist and a torturer. We are chatting about the weather, his family, his …

7 Rules for Dialogue

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writers in love

<b>(Zach Trenholm/Salon)</b><p>The selfishness of the artistic temperament makes for a dangerous mate<p>Cary Tennis<p>June 27, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p><b>Dear Cary,</b><p><b>I’m a novelist who has put great faith in introspection and self-knowledge. Recently, however, I am blinded, disoriented and unable to interpret my feelings. It</b> …

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …