Cindy Ainsworth

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So You Want to Write a Book

You’ve felt for awhile now that you have it in you; you see all these books lining the shelves and none of them seem to bring to light the things you …

Writing

How to Publish a Short Story: Submit Your Story

Almost two months ago, we started this journey to find out how to publish a short story. We’ve drafted, we’ve gotten feedback, we’ve edited. If …

Writing

How to write a short story collection: A six-week creative writing course | The Guardian Members

<b>Led by acclaimed writer Alba Arikha over six consecutive weeks, this course will give you the creative inspiration and technical skills to start working on a short story collection.</b><p>The world of a short story may be more condensed than the world of a novel, but its emotional impact can be as …

Creative Writing

This simple trick can help you come up with a creative idea super fast

Why it works<p>Birsel sees this as a warm-up exercise, a “signal to your right brain that what you’re going to do next is be creative. It’s a way to …

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

Psychology

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

13 Simple Ways To Make People Love Talking To You

There are more subtle skills than just being a good listener.

Self-help

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?<p>There was a moment last year when …

Oculus Used These Optical Illusions to Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn't ready yet. Oh, it's damn good—but it can't <i>quite</i> fully convince you that you are someplace you're <i>not</i>. But how sure are you of …

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

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6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes