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Ray Bradbury’s Greatest Writing Advice

Today would have been the 98th birthday of Ray Bradbury, the greatest sci-fi writer in history, who (by no small coincidence) also happened to know a …

Creative Writing

Why Authors Are Earning Less Even As Book Sales Rise

HarperCollins reported $490 million in sales for the last quarter on Thursday, up $83 million from the same quarter in 2017, partially due to rising digital audiobook and ebook sales. It’s just the latest confirmation that traditional book publishers are doing well for themselves: The Publishers …

Writing

Infographic: How to make money by writing and editing

Writing and editing remain highly marketable skills.With the internet’s insatiable appetite for content, many organizations are putting serious money …

Vacation expenses: 7 annoying international travel fees you can shrink or skip

Your vacation expenses abroad don’t end at plane and hotel bookings.<p>Your luggage, your cellphone and even your debit or credit card can generate fees. And if you haven’t budgeted for them, those fees can eat away at your travel fund.<p>With some planning, you can avoid or minimize these costs and keep …

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

London Book Fair 2018: Meet the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author

History was made at the 2018 London Book Fair—at a Tuesday afternoon session, Josef Marc, CEO of upstart blockchain publisher Publica, announced that …

France’s Beloved Short Story Dispensers Are Coming to America

In Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope in San Francisco, an odd machine stands in the middle of one of the dining rooms. It’s a tall, …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

The Cheapest Day To Buy An International Plane Ticket, Mapped By Destination

It could save you tons of money.<p>Pinpointing when to buy your plane ticket can be a major headache. Thankfully, this map lays the rules out brilliantly.<p>Analysts at CheapAir.com reviewed more than 351 million individual airfares sold on more than a million international routes in 2016. They tracked …

Air Travel

10 Ultimate Social Media Marketing Tips You Need to Know Right Now

To make sure you're maximizing your success on social media, I've compiled my top 10 social media tips below. If you're wondering how to take your social media marketing to the next level, or feel like you've hit a plateau when it comes to the results you're seeing, this article is for you!<p><b>1.</b> …

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Students

The Holidays are such a special time of year! Our lives take on a larger meaning as we think about our family, our extended family and our long-lost friends. It's a time of giving and reflection.<p>Our Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About How the NY Times Book Review Works

Pamela Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, hopped on reddit yesterday afternoon to answer questions about the <i>Book Review</i> and the …

Books

Three publishers changing the comic book industry

Over the last 10 years, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have done what few mid-size comic book publishers have been able to …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays.<p>You might not be flush with …

Punta

Tools for Taking Notes (No Matter Where You Are)

Remembering all the important thoughts we have during the day is next to impossible, so organizers will advise using some sort of note-taking tool. …

How World Building Will Shape The Future Of Media And Business

By Susan Karlin10 minute Read<p>On an early Saturday morning, a small group of intrepid travelers introduced a University of Southern California …