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The Noodle Cure for Athletes

Ramen, a soup traditionally made of a rich broth, wheat noodles, a soft-boiled egg, and pork or chicken, ditched its cash-strapped-college-kid image around the time David Chang opened New York City’s Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004. Now there are fancy noodle joints everywhere from San Diego to Des …

10 tips to learn from a creative writing lecturer

<i>This post first appeared on the On the Write Track blog.</i>Some people enjoy writing for the sake of it, while others want to develop and improve. If …

Creative Writing

Ten rules for writing fiction

Fiction,Elmore Leonard,Diana Athill,Margaret Atwood,Roddy Doyle,Neil Gaiman,PD James,Books,Culture,Helen Dunmore,Jonathan Franzen,Richard Ford<p>Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of …

4 Tips For Creating Character Quirks

So, you've done all the hard work that comes with making a fully-rendered character. You know all the important events of this character's life, you …

Writing Wednesday: How to break through an empty page

Starting a new planner or notebook can be daunting: that perfect, empty page stares back at you, daring you to write something sublime and …

How I Finally Built the Writing Habit (After 10 Years of Failure)

“There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself.” — Rainier Maria Rilke<p>Phase I: Seeker<p>When I was twenty, I took a leave of absence from …

Top 10 Foods to Gain Muscle Mass

<b>What if I told you that you could retain or even gain more muscle mass and strength with less training?</b> The secret lies in your nutrition.<p>As a …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

11 Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description

The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays <i>embody</i> our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying …

5 Steps to Write a Mystery Story: Tips from the Pros

slide 1 of 7<p>Everyone Loves a Good Mystery<p>Mystery author Agatha Christie is the best-selling writer <i>in the history of writing</i>, having sold over 4 …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $US17 million a year.<p>In his …

25+ Amazing Writing Websites That Will Pay You To Write

So you’ve got a thing for writing…<p>Is it just for pleasure, or do you want to make a living out of it?<p>Perhaps you have tried to make money blogging or …

5 Reasons Why I Blogged Myself Out of a Job

People often hear the word "blog" and start thinking, <i>oh no! I don't want to blog.</i> Or, <i>what is a blog? Why do I need to do this?</i> and so forth. Sometimes I hear, "I don't know how to blog, so I do not want to do this. I'll just stick with social media to market and brand."<p>WHAT?<p>The responses I've been …

10 Tips to Jump-Start Your Writing Blog

Have I mentioned that I’m obsessed with research? Right now my favorite topic is social media. I am fascinated by the way we devour it. So many …

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …