Eric Gainer

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How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

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Star launches 37th annual Short Story Contest | Toronto Star

Perhaps best of all, the winning authors will get to see their stories in ink on the pages of this, Canada’s largest, newspaper.<p>Stories on any topic …

Creative Writing

Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)

No Lando? Jesse Pinkman is Han Solo? An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.<p><b>UNCONFIRMED</b><p><i>Aaron Paul</i> …

Tell Better Stories In 2015: Storytelling Insight From James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Richard Linklater, And Many More

Telling stories well saves lives, plain and simple. In the book that’s come to be known as <i>Arabian Nights</i>, the Persian king Shahryar marries and executes a series of virgin brides, to preemptively stop them from cuckolding him. Eventually, the only eligible bride left around is the vizier’s …

Books review of 2014: novel ways of seeing

Some of the best books of 2014 have defied the conventions of genre, but two young writers of fiction have triumphed, says Gaby Wood<p>Earlier this year, Rachel Cusk claimed she’d lost faith in fiction. It seemed “fake and embarrassing”, she said; in her view, autobiography was “increasingly the only …

Kindle Publishing Secrets (Fiction): Start Short, Go Long

Do you really want to write a novel, or just a short story? In the past, you had no choice. However, today writers make self-publishing harder than …

Scotland lays down law on social media crime and revenge porn

The Crown Office in Scotland has today released a set of social media prosecution guidelines to provide clarity about what kinds of online …

Are we on the road to an HIV vaccine?

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> "It only takes one virus to get through for a person to be infected," explained Dr. John Mascola. This is true of any viral infection, but in this instance, Mascola is referring to HIV and his ongoing …

Reminder! We Are Currently Open For Short Stories Submissions

<b>Book Smugglers Publishing</b> is currently open for submissions for short stories to be published <b>between April and June of 2015</b>.<p><b>General information and</b> …

James Patterson: “Amazon could actually dedicate itself to saving books and literature in this country”

The bestselling author is launching a campaign to save books, and he wants Amazon and Obama to help<p>Last week, Amazon and Hachette Book Group announced they had reached an agreement on a multi-year contract, ending a lengthy stand-off that prompted hundreds of authors to speak out against Amazon’s …

5 Serial Novel Tips for Impatient Writers

You want to write and sell Kindle fiction, but you know yourself well enough to understand that you don’t have the patience to spend months writing a …

Art vs. Commerce: Can Writers Make It Without Day Jobs?

My head is spinning after reading the latest letter by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Larimer in <i>Poets & Writers</i> magazine. Larimer makes some fair points in his piece, called "It's All about the Writing," saying that most of us don't write for the money, but because we love writing. Then he takes it one step …

Writing

Marvel reveals dates for Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Avengers films

Marvel studios have announced details of their next tranche of superhero movies.<p>At an event for press and fans at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, Chadwick Boseman was unveiled as Marvel’s first black standalone lead actor. He will star in the Black Panther, released on in November 2017.<p>Boseman, …

Fitbit Joins the Smartwatch Race, and Replaces the Rash-y Force With a New Wristband

Fitbit launches some compelling new wrist wearables, but it is missing the critical holiday season.<p>After complaints emerged last February that the Fitbit Force was causing skin rashes for some wearers, the San Francisco-based health and fitness company was forced to recall the device, and promised …

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, is now open for voting

With Kindle Scout, Amazon’s taking a 21st century approach to publishing, letting readers nominate which books progress to funding. It’s like your favorite reality TV show, except for books.<p>Amazon launched Kindle Scout in the US a couple of weeks back, but today sees the program officially open for …

Twitter Acquires Photo-Sharing Website Twitpic's Domain And Photo Archive

Photo-sharing service Twitpic announced today an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives.<p>Twitpic founder Noah Everett announced the news in a company blog post.<p>We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic …

Twitter

Meet The Brands Who Rule Twitter

The massive social media site Twitter now has just under 650 million users and has increasingly become the place to interact with celebrities and …

Is Your Book Good Enough for Publication? A Cold-Blooded Assessment

Lisa Cron here! Today’s post is by Jennie Nash, my friend, colleague at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and the book coach who helped shepherd</i> …