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30 of the Most Beautiful Movie Homes in Cinematic History

Beautiful Apple Watch Bands for Under $50

You’ve already spent a pretty penny on the Apple Watch, but you want to buy a different wristband too. The sport band that comes with the Apple Watch sport edition is great and easy to put on, but it’s missing the classic, minimalist style I so cherish. Yet, both Apple and third-party watch bands …

Smartwatches

TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald

A team of coders has released a new library on Github that contains a (sort of) working programming language built on Python that mimics the behavior of Donald Trump.<p>At it’s core, it works in exactly the same way as any other language, except it uses some particular syntax and rules to “make …

Donald Trump

Ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King

The novelist James Smythe, who has been analysing the work of Stephen King for the Guardian since 2012, on the lessons he has drawn from the master of horror fiction<p>Stephen King short fiction competition – send us your stories<p>Stephen King is an All-Time Great, arguably one of the most popular …

Writing And Editing Fiction: 7 Things To Fix In Your First Self-Edit

<i>Writing a book is a process and it can be broken down into parts.</i><p><i>There's the idea gathering and then creative outpouring of the first draft when you</i> …

What Really Motivates Your Characters? BookBaby Blog

To get to the heart of what motivates your characters, you need to find out what’s most important to them. Here are three exercises to find out what …

William Boyd: my advice for budding authors

At a Guardian Live event to discuss his new novel, William Boyd gave an insight into what it takes to be a novelist - so would you make the grade?<p>With 17 novels, a James Bond reboot, short stories and multiple screenplays under his writerly belt, is it an odd question to ask why William Boyd …

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Here they are, in no particular order: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and …

Books

Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and …

Writing

How to cook the perfect crepes

Wheat, buckwheat or chestnut flour? Milk, double cream or beer in the batter? Do they need any flavourings – and what do you dollop on top?<p>The crepe says a lot about the difference between France and the UK – in the popular imagination, at least. Though a close relative of the ordinary British …

13 Tips for Writing a Novel

Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition.<p>For me, completing a final chapter heralds the last few …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

52 Things Ideas for Writers for 2015

A couple years ago my friends and I made a list of 52 goals we wanted to accomplish, the equivalent of a bucket list for a year's worth of achievable things. Most of them were simple goals, but measurable. For instance, you couldn't just write "read more" as a goal. It had to be quantifiable, like …

40 Ways to Play a 'C' Chord

Dive into the Hendrix rhythm-guitar style with this collection of chord shapes.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>“WHAT WOULD JIMI DO?” IT’S A QUESTION I'VE ASKED MYSELF …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Lesson - 20 Essential Blues Guitar Intros

Blues Music

10 Great Books for a Writer's Wish List

<i>Photo by Claire Burge. Used with permission.</i><p>Whether you're a teacher, an author, a budding writer, or someone who writes in secret for personal reasons, you've got writing wishes.<p>Here are 10 great books for your wish list, to stir your writing dreams or help make them a reality. (Bonus: includes …

Writing

If I Wrote a Novel in 15 Minutes a Day, Then You Probably Can Too

Hearing other writers talk about their writing process is kind of like listening to someone else talk about a dream they had that you were not in. (To paraphrase Built to Spill, other people are less into that than you might think.) But in the interest of contributing my humble part to the world's …