Ana Kinkaid

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Plotting for Pantsters

<i>There are a lot of heated opinions about whether plotting or pantsing is the best way to write a story. As an avid plotter myself, I was curious to</i> …

Writing

7 Creative Content Marketing Strategies That Are Absolutely Crushing It

The Nobel Prize wasn’t isn’t won with a single flash of insight. Those who have achieved it had to experiment with new ideas over time.<p>The same is true for content marketing. You can have a handful of really great ideas, but it takes experimentation to set you and your company over the top. Over …

Your Favorite Influencers Aren't Writing Their Own Content—These Women Are

Ghostwriting for social media stars is the secret new Millennial It-career.<p>For a 22-year-old aspiring writer, it seemed like the perfect gig.<p>Faith Xue had just graduated from USC when she was offered a job as Assistant Editor at Los Angeles-based media company EQAL in 2012. "The job description was …

As the Surface line courts creatives, Apple pushes back with the iMac and iPad Pro

Apple doesn’t really talk about the Surface, but was pretty clear from yesterday’s WWDC keynote that Microsoft’s line is beginning to have a direct impact on the company. Between the iMac Pro and a rethink of iOS dedicated, in part, to bringing more functionality to the iPad Pro line, the message …

Scott Turow Picks ‘The Power and the Glory’ as a Book He Can’t Live Without

When the author of ‘Presumed Innocent’ came of age, the literary world was divided between high art and low. Reading Graham Greene forever changed that equation for Turow.<p><i>The Power and the Glory</i> by Graham Greene was the novel that taught me about the kind of writer I longed to be. Needless to say, …

Literature

Pence’s Battleground Stops, PAC Raise Eyebrows Amid Trump Scandals

VP’s office calls talk ‘ludicrous’ — but others see ‘too many coincidences’<p>Vice President Mike Pence has quietly spent his weekends visiting key …

7 Tips on Writing Great Mystery and Suspense Novels

When plotting my new mystery and suspense novel <i>Ghost Mave</i>n, I was inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock, whom I have written three books about. …

Writing

Photocopying the American Dream

Curator, zine publisher and photographer Matt Martin shares a body of work that pays homage to his deep connection to the vast Los Angeles landscape<p>London-based photographer, curator, and zine publisher Matt Martin has been tripping across the pond for close to a decade in order to satisfy his love …

How to Make Kennedy Oysters

Looking for a summer recipe that represents class made manifest? Look no further.<p><b>President 35- John F Kennedy</b><p>January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963<p>Money does not buy class nor does it by style; just look at Kanye. The national obsession with tacky over-the-top celebrities, who are unapologetically …

Seafood

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Shutterstock<p>Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not …

Peter Drucker

Tofu 101

How It's Made<p>Many people think of tofu as a meat or dairy substitute, but its subtly sweet, nutty flavor makes it shine as the star ingredient all on …

Bacon-Watercress Salad

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.<p>Meanwhile, …

11 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta You've Never Heard Of

Warning: untraditional pasta preparations ahead. Sorry not sorry, Italy.<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF<p>Tap to play GIFTap to play GIF

Dinner

Try This Foolproof Method for Perfectly Cooked Fish

We love this easy fish recipe from Basque country that makes it nearly impossible to overcook the delicate protein<p>Fish: Good for you, delicious, …

The Secret to Making Perfect Eggs, According to Lucky Peach

As you may have heard, the beloved food magazine <i>Lucky Peach</i> will soon close. It's a great loss, but before <i>Lucky Peach</i> officially bids us all adieu, it has a few final tricks still up its sleeve. This week, one of those tricks, a swan song of sorts if you will, was released. <i>All About Eggs</i> is a …

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick …

Recipes

Pesche Dolci – Traditional Italian Peach Cookies Recipe

Pesche Dolci are traditional Italian cookies that are usually prepared for various family gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other occasions. …

Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review

It was supposed to be a joyous trip to one of France’s famous gastro palaces – what could possibly go wrong?<p><b>Le Cinq, Four Seasons Hôtel George V, 31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris (00 331 49 52 71 54). Meal for two, including service and modest wine: €600 (£520)</b><p>There is only one thing worse than …

14 Pretty Pizza Pie Recipes That Boast Spring Produce

In this pizza-loving world, there’s a pie for <i>everything</i>. If you’ve got the itch to grill, you can serve up some grilled pizzas. If you’ve got a hankering on Meatless Monday, there are plenty of veggie pizzas for that too. Now that it’s spring and we’ve purchased an overabundance of our fave spring …

Foodies

Passover 2017: 20 Innovative Recipes Sure To Wow At Your Pesach Seder And Beyond | International Business Times

In Jewish culture, food is central to celebration. Whether you’re gathering for shabbat, a simcha (or a ritual celebration, like a bar mitzvah or …

Show, Don't Tell: How to Inject Drama Into Your Writing

Today’s guest post is by Sarah Juckes. Sarah is a YA writer and blogs for The Writers’ Workshop—the UK’s largest editorial consultancy, and Agent …

How to Make Your Photos Go Viral

How to make your photos go viral (like a virus):<p>What is ‘going viral’?<p>Think of a virus. It spreads. It usually is spread through organisms, or …

The Ethics of Photojournalism

From time to time when I read about Street Photography, I hear the opinion that street photographers exploit people on the street by taking their …

Street Photography

What Is Wheat Germ?

You can do worse for your health than eat grains for breakfast, but if you're getting a little bored of the same old oatmeal recipe, it might be time …

The Novel That Isn’t a Novel—Do You Really Have a Story?

We have been doing a lot of talking about structure lately because if we as writers don’t grasp structure? We can never deliver story. Sometimes to …

Writing

This Easter Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Most Addictive Treat You Will Ever Make!

Sometimes you don’t have to slave over a recipe for it to be a huge hit with absolutely everyone… you don’t even have to turn on the oven! This Easter chocolate bark is such a crowd pleaser that it’s guaranteed to disappear in minutes, and it also couldn’t be easier to make. It’s perfect for …

Dessert

The Keys to Actually Peel-able Hard-Boiled Eggs

Some say that a hard-boiled egg is neither hard nor boiled, but we disagree. You need to maintain a gentle boil to ensure that the water you’re cooking in is the proper temperature (212° Fahrenheit). And while our ten-minute eggs aren’t “hard” per se—we like a touch of creaminess at the very …

Brunch

Recipe: cheddar roasted potatoes

<i>Serves 6</i><p>These potatoes are the perfect side dish for a hearty St. Patrick’s Day meal such as lamb shoulder chops braised in stout. The stores are …

Hot Corn Chile Dip

Heat a grill on medium heat. Grill the corn until lots of the kernels have color. Cut off the kernels and set aside.<p>If serving immediately, preheat …

How To Make Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Guinness cake isn't your everyday chocolate cake. Nope, this cake is deep in size and flavor, thanks in no small part to the magic of stout …