Andrea J. Loney

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Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

<i>File photo from 2013.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC</i>Lisa Brenner with KPCC staff<i>Warning signs | Cooling centers | Pets</i>A fall heat wave is bearing down on Los …

Time Savers for Writers

<b>By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig</b><p>Frequently I find that I need the same information over and over again for a wide variety of different tasks. …

The Secret to Getting Celebrities to Endorse YOUR Writing

So you’re a writer (or a painter, a singer, or an artist of any kind) and you want celebrities such as, Jerry B. Jenkins and Warren Adler, and …

Magazine Writing: How to Break In at the Very Top

by the dorsch | via FlickrNote from Jane: This post is an excerpt from <i>The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work, and Thrive on</i> …

Categories

<i>This fun-loving January illustration was sent in by Claire Lordon. Claire earned her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is</i> …

Writing

A dyslexic author's writing tips for dyslexic kids

Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Dyslexia,Literacy,Children and teenagers<p>Tom McLaughlin, who has always had a weird relationship with words, offers his supportive and beautiful writing tips to dyslexic children everywhere (and those who know them)

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

When 'The Gods' Spoke to our Ancestors, Here's What They Were Really Hearing

<b>The news:</b> From the Bible to Greek mythology, human history and religion are filled with references to divine voices delivering awe-inspiring messages …

Research

6 Ways to Write a Quick Free Ebook to Build Your Mailing List

Nothing matches the power of a large mailing list when it comes to marketing your books, products or services. That’s why it behooves aspiring and …

6 Ways to Make Money as an Author (in Addition to Selling Books)

The “KU Apocalypse,” as some writers have called it, has cut into the bottom line for many independent authors, especially those who have refused to …

Writing

How to Use Pinterest to Boost Blog Traffic Dramatically

Building a successful blog takes more than writing great content.While content is a fundamental necessity, promotion is the key to spreading your …

The Best Children’s Books of 2014

<i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i><p><i>“It is an error,”</i> wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, <i>“to think of</i> …

Tech Tools for Writers: Creatavist

Connect with Us<p>Tech Tools for Writers: Creatavist<p>A writer armed with the right technology is a force to be reckoned with. If you’re an author who’s …

Sing Harmonies - appPicker

"A great tool for those struggling with harmonies.” www.appadvice.com<br>The app comes with three songs, with many more available through In-App …

How to Make a Statement That Earns Respect in 3 Easy Steps

The world's top drama school has a simple mantra that business leaders can learn from.<p>A CEO I knew recently watched a presentation by senior team presenting thoughts on the future of their department. Like good soldiers, the team had prepared rigorously. The slide deck was some 50 slides deep; the …

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6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now

Are you still tracking your own packages, flights, and deliveries while tapping on your mobile device's screen like a caveman? Not when we're done, …

Maps

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Parasitic Worm That Turns Snails Into Disco Zombies

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>One of the crueler tortures to bestow on a …

Don't Be A Writing Tool - Know Them! A Breakdown of Screenwriting Tools You Need to Know

<i>Danny Manus gives you the screenwriting tools for the proper screenwriting terms to help you learn how to market a script and deliver that screenplay</i> …

10 Essential Non-Writing Tools to Help Writers Write

The last decade has seen an increase in programs to help writers plot, write and read their books — but there are also plenty of non-writing tools …

6 Great Apps to Help You Write

How do you write? Are you a pen and paper person? Or are you a jot-down-ideas-on-your-phone writer? For those of you on the lookout for nifty bits of …

Mary Oliver on the Mystery of the Human Psyche, the Secret of Great Poetry, and How Rhythm Makes Us Come Alive

<i>“Poetry makes possible the deepest kind of personal possession of the world,”</i> James Dickey wrote. <i>“The way to develop good taste in literature,”</i> Joseph Brodsky advised, <i>“is to read poetry.”</i> Wordsworth believed the poetic form to be <i>“the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.”</i> For Edward Hirsch, it …

Dealing With Rejection: Keeping Your Dream Going

<i>Thelma Lynne Godin is the debut author of</i> The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen<i>, which received starred reviews from</i> Kirkus Reviews <i>and</i> Shelf Awareness<i>. She lives</i> …

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children’s Book

<i>Paula Yoo is a children’s book writer, television writer, and freelance violinist living in Los Angeles. Her first book,</i> Sixteen Years in Sixteen …

Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

At Least 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Reading With a Book or E-Book Helps<p>Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour.<p>The point of the club isn't to talk …

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Top iPad apps gone free for

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

The best writing apps for iPhone and iPad

Writing isn’t always a breeze but luckily for us, there are a lot of apps out there to help use stay focused, organized, and in some cases, …

The best meditation apps for iPhone and iPad

Meditation? Yes there's an app for that. From improving sleep to reducing anxiety, it is well-known that investing time in the practise of meditation …

Library Cake

The combination of a good book and a slice of cake are arguably the height of decadence, as this amazing Library Cake by Kathy Knaus clearly illustrates. Featuring both the exterior entrance to the library and the book-filled interior, the cake functions as a surprisingly accurate diorama of a …

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