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From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers

A good idea is just one piece of the book-writing pie. Here's a toolkit to start and finish your book.<p>It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published …

10 Ways To Introduce Conflict In Dialogue

<b>Conflict In Dialogue</b><p>Characters meet resistance through conflict with other characters. This does not mean they have to physically fight. Dialogue …

All About Pacing - 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

The 15 best annual writing competitions, plus upcoming deadlines

15 Best Writing Competitions That You Can Enter and Win<p>April 18, 2018<br>• 10m to read<br>• 36<p>If you’ve been looking for writing competitions, then you’ve …

Perception and How to Identify POV Leaps

Photo by Andy Morffew, Flickr’s Creative CommonsPlease welcome return guest Jordan Rosenfeld, author of seven books, most recently <i>Writing the</i> …

Proof That the Creators of Batman: The Animated Series Knew What They Were Doing From the Start

<i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> still remains as one of the most iconic takes on the Dark Knight years after it graced our screens. But to get there, the …

Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips

Jack Kerouac was one of those writers who reinvented literature. He climbed in James Joyce's stream of consciousness car then careened down the …

Book Printing Ideas: Training Manuals, Comic Book

Our book printing ideas will give you a feel for the vast array of our printing projects. We have printed books, booklets, catalogs, and magazines …

The Lure of Laudanum, the Victorians' Favorite Drug

“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan<br>A stately pleasure-dome decree<br>Where Alph, the sacred river, ran<br>Down to a sunless sea”<p>Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s …

Literature

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>A good story often takes its reader on an emotional journey from despair to elation, and hits many notes in between.<p>It’s something that writers and readers understand intuitively. But it also can be analyzed, quantified and graphed. In a fascinating new …

Harry Potter

Web Market Shop

BMW has implemented some changes in several models in its range, also BMW has announced…<p>The idea advanced by Toto Wolff continues to be the subject …

Science Fiction Writing: Character Building In Radically Different Worlds

<i>In science fiction writing, the process of character building for sci-fi stories set in radically different worlds is a demanding process.</i><p>Science …

What Most Writers Don’t Know About Screenplay Structure

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Alex Bloom. Alex founded the screenplay consultancy Script Reader Pro with the idea of hiring only working …

New comic series hilariously depicts what it's like to live with a disability

Conversations around living with a disability often turn serious, academic and stale. But it doesn't have to be that way — and two sisters are using …

Disability

Western tourists say Thailand's grief over fallen leader is raining on their parade

Western tourists visiting Thailand in the wake of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death this Thursday seem to be a bit taken aback by the intensity of the …

33 Tips for How to Make Digital Artworks That Look Hand-made

Illustrators who work digitally or with mixed media have revealed to us how they create their best work - including where they find their brushes and …

Pencil Portraits - How to Draw an Ear

Drawing the Ear: Step by Step<p>Our pencil study of an ear is broken down into three steps to help you understand each stage of the drawing process. We …

How to Draw With Oil Pastels

Question<p>Are Camel oil pastels okay if they only have twelve shades?<p>Yes, because if you want more than twelve shades, you can make them by mixing …

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

How to Marry Funny and Fantasy In Your Writing

There's no other story quite like The Princess Bride. Fantasy novels are so often focused on the action, the universe-saving battles and the brooding …

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

Creative Writing

Writing Lessons From the Madly Prolific Joyce Carol Oates

To call Joyce Carol Oates merely prolific would be a towering understatement. Her debut novel, <i>With Shuddering Fall</i>, appeared back in 1964, and Oates, …

404: Page not found - HostGator

Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

10 pen and ink drawing techniques and tips

When drawn with knowledge, a great ink drawing carries a certain evocative power that stems from the cleanliness of the finished work. However, that …

All Posts – Fiction - Call for Submissions

Blue Cubicle Press, LLC is reading submissions for another issue of The First Line (est. 1999), a quarterly print literary journal that helps writers …

Cambodia's Child Boxers

Hannah Reyes Morales spent two years photographing young fighters as they trained for Cambodia's child-boxing circuit. Kun Khmer fighting is a traditional Cambodian sport that is seen as a path out of poverty for rural families. The boys, who are between the ages of 6 and 12, are considered “good …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are

When you hit a dead end, come back to this list.<p><i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the</b> …

15 Respected Literary Journals and Magazines that Publish Creative Writing

The literary journals and magazines on this list reject the vast majority of what is submitted to them. But they are respected and trusted. Most have …