Roberta Olson

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How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. The day was cold and overcast, and Foster, his diminutive frame wrapped in a down …

Photographers

How to Develop Story Ideas Into Amazing Stories

I often hear practicing writers ask, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?” Sometimes they even have notebooks full of observations, but …

Creative Writing

For Whom Do You Write?

https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-sky-silhouette-night-32237/What makes one piece of writing more successful than another? According to …

Creative Writing

Brazilian rock shelter proves humans inhabited Americas 23,000 years ago

The “First Americans” are usually believed to be East Asian migrants that crossed the Bering Straits 15,000 years ago, members of the Clovis Culture …

Anthropology

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

What can I write about?

That was one of the first questions that crossed my mind when I first picked up a pen almost six months ago.<p>It is still a question that I ask myself …

Writing

Inside Les Halles, the bygone marketplace known as 'The Belly of Paris'

Les Halles de Paris<p>Inside "The Belly of Paris"<p>From the Middle Ages to modernity, the central market of Paris was one of the city’s liveliest locales, …

France

Louis Daguerre And The First Photograph Of Humans

This picture of Boulevard du Temple, taken by inventor and artist Louis Daguerre, is the oldest known photo of a human being.The post Louis Daguerre …

France

Global warming is changing Earth’s SHAPE: Melting glaciers are causing the bottom of the ocean to sink

The new findings are depressing – in more ways than one<p>Melting glaciers have become the poster child of the symptoms of global warming. As …

Read this before you go sales shopping: the environmental costs of fast fashion

It’s tough to love our clothes and keep wearing them for longer when we are faced with a tempting array of newness on offer in the shops. But before …

Sustainability

LED bulbs reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than half a billion tons in 2017

Adoption of LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, is having a tremendously positive impact on the environment. According to a recent report from IHS …

The System I Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a …

The Powerful Reason You Should Tell Your Story

Today’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of writing, I’m going to dive into something more important: <i>you</i> …

Column | The pen is mightier than the fear: Writing with anxiety

I love writing.<p>As a kid, I filled journals at a rapid pace, to the point where my collection of literature was rivaled by my collection of notebooks. …

The Right Writing Routine

How to find the writing regimen that works for you.<p>A writer who waits for the ideal conditions under which to write will die without putting a word …

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps)

You will never change your habits until you change something you do daily.<p>Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or …

Self-improvement

Write Without Thinking of the Result

Write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take …

Writing

The Forgotten Photographic Chapter of Paul and Julia Child’s Life in France

Advertisement<p>1/10<p>Julia, seen cooking, 1952<p>We all know what happened after Paul and Julia Child moved to Paris, France. Julia, a delightful and very tall American woman with a remarkably distinctive voice, fell in love with French cooking, learned its ways, and brought its ethos to an American …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

MR Writers Club Prompt: A Lie You Believed About Yourself

<i>Have you heard of the Man Repeller Writers Club? Every month we pose a story idea, you write about it and then send it to us (write@manrepeller.com)</i> …

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>Letters of complaint<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have …

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

Kamila Shamsie: you can’t avoid talking about your relationship with the internet

The Man Booker-longlisted author on why she gave up writing in the early hours, the benefits of a good walk and why Twitter during work is a no-no<p>The day begins with the alarm at 8.30 and then commences the great struggle: wake up or go back to sleep. I am by nature a nocturnal person; the hours …

How to Cross 'Writing a Book' Off Your Bucket List

Here are 3 surprising tips to help you start writing daily (and keep doing it).<p>Writing a book is a high-ranking bucket list goal for many people. One of the reasons that this goal tends to stay on our bucket lists for far too long is that we're out of practice in the art of writing. Like any other …

Creative Writing

Woman Starts Hallucinating, But Her Drawing Helps Doctors Spot Rare Disease

Susannah Cahalan was possessed. A totally normal, healthy woman, one day she just began acting erratically.<p>Her behavior became so strange that she …

“Lucifer” heat wave in Europe destroys glaciers at frightening speed

The video above shows images of a summer ski area in Stelvio Pass (9,800’), Italy. Where you see granite, there used to be a glacier, but it has …

Best Money Tips: 30+ Passive Income Ideas That Will Make You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ideas for passive income, tips to organize your garage, and effective …

Frugal Living

Breaking News, Latest News, Headlines & Videos

Interest Successfully Added We'll notify you here with news about <br>AlertTag Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest?<p>Off …

Super Bowl LII

The Iconic Rooftops of Paris Could Get UNESCO World Heritage Status

From its luxury fashion brands to its quaint cafes, museums and world-class restaurants, Paris is adored for a variety of traits, but perhaps none …