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Dirty Tricks to Finish NaNoWriMo Today, Even If You’re Behind

This one is for the hardcore novel writers who are doubting themselves, the ones who committed earlier this month to writing 50,000 words in 30 days, …

A Literary Blog

The Two Drops of Ink ‘Fiction Writing Challenge’<p>Hello, Two Drops family,<p>A quick check-in and update:<p>The fiction challenge is heating up, and we are …

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

2018 Scrivener Review + Scrivener COUPON CODE both Mac & PC

[<b>Updated]</b> This Scrivener Review includes info on the new Scrivener 3.0 for Mac.<p>About 6 years ago, when I was an Apple employee and working on my …

5 Sneaky Ways to Steal Time to Write

Do you struggle to find time to write? Here’s how I steal time regularly and use the time I have effectively.Do you collect ideas? Me too. I have a …

Creative Writing

How 'the sultana exercise' can help you lose weight

We all have to eat to stay alive, but how often do you actually savour your food?<p>The concept of mindful eating is nothing new - for years, health …

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The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

The Arresting Illustrations of 19th Century Fantasy Artist Gustave Doré

Today is the birthday of the great 19th century French artist Gustave Doré, a sculptor and book illustrator whose work set the stage for today’s …

Literature

Forget making resolutions — redesign your life instead

<b>By Neda Semnani,</b><i> Special to The Washington Post</i>Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve …

Prototypes

Left and Right Do Find Common Ground … on World War I

Their reasons varied but legislators on both sides of the aisle opposed US entry into World War I, a position that historians of all stripes endorse …

10 Must-have business tools to be a more productive entrepreneur

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+13<p>Shares 56<p>As a modern online entrepreneur, you have access to some amazing resources. Entrepreneurs love to save money, but at …

Small Business

Michael Moorcock's rules for writers

We asked some of the most esteemed contemporary authors for any golden rules they bring to their writing practice. Here are Michael Moorcock's<p>1 My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands …

Ten rules for writing fiction(part two)

Fiction,Joyce Carol Oates,Ian Rankin,Will Self,Zadie Smith,Colm Tóibín,Sarah Waters,Books,Culture,Rose Tremain,Annie Proulx,Helen Simpson<p>Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, our survey of established authors' tips for successful authorship continues

Edgar Allan Poe: 5 Essentials for the Betterment of a Story

Edgar Allan Poe penned immortal poems, such as “The Raven" and “Annabel Lee," and unforgettable tales of psychological horror, such as “The Tell-Tale …

Hilary Mantel's rules for writers

Hilary Mantel rounded off an astounding year by winning the Costa prize last night for her novel Bring Up the Bodies. To celebrate, here are the golden rules for writing that she first shared with us in 2010<p><b>1.</b> Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.<p><b>2.</b> Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea …

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration. Many literary greats anchored it to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remains elusive and ever-changing.<p>In the fall of 1938, Radcliffe …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

Susan Sontag on Writing

The newly released volume of Susan Sontag’s diaries, <b>As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980</b> (<i>public library</i>), from whence Sontag’s thoughtful meditations on censorship and aphorisms came, is an absolute treasure trove of rare insight into one of the greatest minds …

William Faulkner on Writing, the Purpose of Art, Working in a Brothel, and the Meaning of Life

When <i>The Paris Review</i> launched in 1953, it revolutionized the art of the interview. Over the decades that followed, the revered publication offered unprecedented glimpses of literary history’s greatest minds, which yielded such timeless gems as E. B. White on the responsibility of the writer and the …

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

Chattanooga Bets on Speedy Internet, Startup Accelerators and... Adult Dorms?

Besides its super-fast internet, Chattanooga, Tennessee, wants to prove it has another big selling point for startup entrepreneurs.<p>Chattanooga, Tennessee, which has a population of just over 170,000 people, has some big selling points for the tech startup community. It has one of the fastest …

Startups

Donald Trump's Top 10 Rules For Success

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+1<p>Shares 58<p>He’s an entrepreneur, television personality, investor, real estate magnate and now 45th President of United States. He …

Donald Trump

Set Small Goals to Turn Them Into Habits Before Moving On To Big Goals

When you set a goal for yourself, you might be tempted to picture an end result that you want to achieve. While ambitious, that also leaves quite a …

3 Stocks That Could Skyrocket Next Week

Image Source: Hillary Clinton Campaign.<p>After over a year of campaigning, we'll finally have a new president next week.<p>The market's moves after each debate have made it clear that Wall Street is closely watching the election, and the sharp sell-off following the Brexit decision earlier this year …

Here's what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would mean for the US economy

Platform details<p>Clinton shares the Democratic Party's traditional views on spending: She plans an increase in government expenditures in a variety of areas, including education, clean energy and health care. Most notable are her plans for infrastructure spending: She plans to spend USD 275 billion …

Economics

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share59<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 104<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

Motivation