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11 Best True Crime Novels Every Armchair Detective Will Love

For the true crime-obsessed, hunting down the best true crime novels is a must. Long gone are the days when an interest in the macabre parts of …

27 Horror Movies For People Who Don't Love Horror Movies

If you braved A Quiet Place, here are a slew of other acclaimed and artful scary movies<p>Any horror fan is used to hearing the words “I don’t do horror.” Which is fair enough, except I can guarantee that everyone who says they just don’t like horror movies is missing out on a number of films they …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Plot outlines | Plot Map | Story Planning Template

Plot Outlines / Novel Structures<p>Here you will find a range of structure outlines for popular story genres, such as mystery, romance and short …

Writing Insights Part One: Becoming a Writer

I started writing my first novel when I was twelve years old. I was thirty-three when I completed my first rough draft. That’s twenty years of <i>wanting</i> …

Creative Writing

The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students

I’ve written a lot about the value of scaffolded writing frames for students – English Language Learners and those who are proficient in English – to …

This gorgeous animated short tells the dark origin story of Majora’s Mask

With its dark story about a world on the brink of apocalypse, <i>Majora’s Mask</i>has gone from a black sheep to a cult classic of the <i>Legend Of Zelda</i> series …

How I Have Iterated And Optimized My Author Business In The Last Year

<b>You have to be a change junkie to be successful as an indie author</b>, because the self-publishing and entrepreneurial space moves so fast.Every book we …

How To Create An Ebook Boxset Or Bundle And Why You Should

Traditional publishers have always made box-sets for print books, and over the last few years, they have become popular for ebook bundling, rising …

The Importance of Face-to-Face Conversation | The Art of Manliness

It is the evening of September 19, 1931.<p>Three men stroll down Addison’s Walk, a picturesque footpath that runs along the River Cherwell on the …

Literature

The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers

<i>This is a guest contribution from Benjamin Brandall.</i><p>Unless you’re writing instructions or technical copy, writing is a creative process. When writers …

Brad Bird offers a master class on what makes a great animated movie

Writer-director Brad Bird has established himself as one of the biggest names in the world of animation, starting with his work on TV shows like <i>The</i> …

Ask Ethan: What ‘impossible physics’ would become possible with warp drive?

In 1994, Miguel Alcubierre showed how warp drive could be made real within General Relativity. What does that imply?<p><i>“Its continuing mission: to</i> …

Physics

How To Dictate Your Book With Monica Leonelle

<b>One of my big goals for 2016 will be to move to dictation for first draft fiction and non-fiction.</b> In this podcast, Monica Leonelle explains why …

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

The Vatican just digitized this 1,600-year-old epic

Virgil wrote his classic poem, “The Aeneid,” more than 2,000 years ago. Thanks to the Vatican, you can now read one of the the world’s oldest versions of the ancient Latin text online.<p>The Vatican Apostolic Library announced Friday that it has digitized a 1,600 year-old manuscript that contains …

How to Build a Responsive Author Email List in Just 30 Days

Imagine publication swiftly followed by bestseller status and royalty checks of the financial freedom variety. It’s the dream of every writer but the …

The Life of Mexico's Premiere Crime Photographer

“I was just nine years old, I’d see 20 to 40 corpses every day”, recalls Enrique Metinides, sitting stiffly in front of a black backdrop looking into …

Experts devise formula to crack Agatha Christie's murder mysteries

Panel claims that certain characteristics make it easier to guess who the culprit will be in the author's many novels<p>Her whodunit murder mysteries have confounded millions of armchair detectives, leading them through a literary maze of twists and turns before a super sleuth finally unmasks the …

Top 50 Websites for Indie Authors

<b>Top 50 Websites for Indie Authors</b>If you thought writing your book was the hard part, what about developing your self-publishing career as an indie …

Books I love and recommend for writers

These are some of the books I love and recommend for writers. These have been the most useful to me on my own writing journey.<p><b>Books on Writing and</b> …

The Biggest Mistake Writers Make in Their Query Letters

As a writer, professional editor, and former intern for one of the top literary agencies in New York City, I've seen my fair share of query letters. A number of minor issues tend to pop up fairly consistently, but there's one mistake I see writers making again and again.<p>And this mistake could …

10 Writing Resources You’re Missing Out On

What if I told you you’re missing out on half the writing resources I offer on this site?Here’s the thing about websites: all the focus is on the …

Groundbreaking new feature allows authors to use Facebook advertising much more effectively in 2016!

Just found out from K-lytics that Facebook advertising has changed and become SO much more effective for book marketing. Previously, authors could …

The 20 Must-Read Articles of 2015 for Aspiring Writers

Every month or so, I have the chance to stand in front or a group of people and talk about how to get published. <i>How does a writer go from a</i> …

Developing A Business Plan As A Self-Published Author

By BookBaby author Carla KingFor a self-published author, a business plan begins with a mission statement that will help direct your decision making …

How to Increase Sales at Apple iBooks

Before I jump into this post, I have to disclose that Apple is my #4 earner and that while I always sell books there, I’m not a rock star by any …

Quick Guide to Advanced Evernote Skills, Tips, and Tricks

01<p>of 16<p>Used Evernote for a while now? This list is likely to include at least a few skills, tips, or tricks you have not incorporated yet.<p>Many but …

11 Beginner Mistakes That Cripple Blogs in Their First Year

More and more companies are taking the content marketing plunge and choosing to start a blog. It’s growing so fast, that 77% of companies increased …