Ana Kinkaid

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The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social anxiety and struggled to make friends. She found refuge in romance novels, frothy stories that allowed her to experience intense feelings that were clearly spelled out on the page, always with the promise of a happy ending. “It was …

Writing

11 Tips For Creating Compelling, Authentic Video Content

These days, video content is king. It seems that everyone is working to create the most compelling video possible for their brand. But how do you make a video that’s authentic and engaging? We asked members of the Forbes Agency Council what to keep in mind to create video content that keeps …

Marketing

Here’s Why Using Flashbacks in Your Thriller Writing Will Up the Suspense

Flashbacks aren’t the most original storytelling device. In fact, they’ve been used since mankind first started putting ink to paper. But you wouldn’t throw away a hammer just because they’ve been used for centuries. A flashback is an equally sturdy tool that writers can use to relay vital …

Creative Writing

Report: Melania Trump Struck Royalty Deal With Getty Images for ‘Positive Coverage’ Only

Melania Trump licensed 187 photos to Getty Images for use in “positive stories only” as part of a royalty deal that made the first lady between …

News Industry

Take Your Art to New Heights with Inspiring Words from Oliviero Toscani

<i>Oliviero Toscani’s perspectives on art and photography could change the way you perceive your own art and go on your creative adventures.</i><p>Whatever …

Creativity

The Met's African-American portrait exhibit celebrates "the desire to pose for oneself"

Some are sailors standing tall in uniform, others graduates in their caps and gowns. There are boys wearing their finest suits, women smiling in fur coats, and parents cradling newborns. The subjects are by and large unidentified, as are many of the photographers who captured them.<p>Part of an …

Museums

How to Shoot Photos of Flying Food

Want to learn how to create a “flying food” photo without actually making food travel through the air? Food photographer Skyler Burt of We Eat …

Photography Tutorials

How to Use Subplots to Bring Your Whole Story Together

Just like in real life, your characters will have more than one thing demanding their time and attention. Romances, family life, work concerns, …

Creative Writing

The 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an Editor.<p>The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …

Writing

Don’t Just Look at Photos; Dissect and Analyze Them!

Dear friend, if you want more inspiration in your own photography, this is my suggestion: don’t just look at the photos of others or the masters, …

Street Photography

How Much It Really Cost Me to Publish a Kindle Book

Amazon lets you upload a book to the Kindle store for free, so I guess that means there’s no costs involved in self-publishing a book anymore, …

Writing

Seaweed Ale

The ocean-scented brew pays homage to an old Scottish style.<p>Up until the mid-19th century, Scottish farmers grew their barley in seaweed-fertilized …

Flavors

How to Write a Book That’s Based on a True Story

Life is filled with stranger-than-fiction moments. You might be wondering, though, how do you know how to write a book based on a true story? Because …

Writing

Sure, there are guns and horses and even a train robbery, but 'Godless' is no ordinary western

When Scott Frank finished writing "Minority Report" in 2002, he dropped a show biz bombshell that took 15 years to detonate. "I remember telling my poor agent at the time, 'I'm going to write an original on spec,' and she said, 'Anything, as long as it's not a western,’" Frank recalls. "I just …

Hudson River

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants

For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.<p>When the news stories began to surface last month of sobbing young migrant children being forcibly removed from their parents at the border, many close …

Donald Trump

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Judge lets ACLU lawsuit challenging family separation go forward

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities for separating parents from their children to go forward, but said he would decide later whether to order a nationwide halt to the policy.<p>Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California in San Diego …

Immigration

Neil Pasricha On Selling A Million Books, The “Gorilla” Writing Mindset, and Sativa for Creativity

<b>Name:</b> Neil Pasricha<p><b>Claim to Fame</b>: Neil is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Book of Awesome</i>, <i>The Happiness Equation</i>, and three other books. …

How to Turn Great Ideas into Exciting Plots

This is the one thing you need.Eureka!…Now what?Ever so often you get that flash of inspiration, the lightning bolt of FUN IDEA, the quirky character …

Creative Writing

A Plague of Delicious Purple Urchins is Taking Over the California Coast and It's Our Duty to Eat Them

What do you do when a favored delicacy becomes an unchecked epidemic? We might have some ideas...<p>W<b>e launch our kayaks at dawn from a pristine</b>, …

This Farmer Thinks Kelp Will Help Save the World

Seaweed is delicious. To Bren Smith, that's just the start<p><b>Bren Smith is strikingly humble</b> for a man I’ve often heard referred to as the savior of our …

Kindle Unlimited Book Stuffing Scam Earns Millions and Amazon Isn't Stopping It

Book stuffer Chance Carter is gone. But readers are still paying for books that are 90 percent filler.<p>What would you do if you knew that scammers were cheating your company and your customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars every single month? If you're Amazon, apparently not much. You …

Writing

Free Book Writing Software To Choose For Your Next Book

Popular Self-Publishing Writing<p>Updated June 22, 2018 1016 Views 2 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>8 Shares<p>4.91/5 (11)<p>Book writing software to …

5 Quotes That Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Leadership Storytelling

Leadership storytelling is the intentional assertion of your point of view. How do you master this underutilized 21st century leadership skill effectively and efficiently?<p>In my book <i>Let the Story Do the Work</i><i>,</i> I’ve provided tools, templates and examples to help leaders sharpen their business …

Leadership

The true story behind Winnie the Pooh is much sadder than we ever could have imagined.

Most of us loved Winnie the Pooh as kids. The lovable characters of Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo held a special place in our …

Brevity, Clarity, Simplicity in Writing

Brevity, clarity, simplicity in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidIf <b>brevity, clarity, simplicity</b> are important in specialist writing, they are …

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

Under the helmets, the faces are young and tormented, stubbled and dirty, taut with the strain of battle. They sob over dead friends. They stare exhausted into the fog and rain. They crouch in a muddy foxhole. This goddamn cigarette could be the last.<p>There are no heroes in David Douglas Duncan’s …

Digital Marketing Versus Social Media: What’s the Difference?

geralt / PixabayDigital takes the cake in the modern marketing world and social media is an important slice. But, they’re not entirely the same …

Why Willamette Valley Is the Next Big U.S. Wine Destination

While we’re certainly not souring on Napa or Sonoma, there’s a lesser-known vino region that’s stolen our heart—and we don’t see our amour fading anytime soon. Just an hour drive from Portland is Willamette Valley, a magical land where Pinot noir is king and wine flows like water. Coupled with …

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

India’s Prime Minister has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022 with an immediate ban in urban Delhi.<p>The plan announced …

India