Andrew Fadairo

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10 Simple Habits to Help You to Write Your First Book

Want to <b>write your first book</b>? Over the years, I’ve written hundreds of books, mostly for clients, many for major publishers. Initially, I found …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Dessert

NaNoWriMo-Training Lean, Mean, Writing Machines - Kristen Lamb

Yesterday Jami posted about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I really hope you guys take her class because she is truly a gifted …

Roundup: Our Favorite Garden Gates

Hardly a garden feature comes to mind more charming than the garden gate. A personal favorite is the too-low-to-be-useful white picket fence with a …

How to Create an Audio Version of Your Book

My friends love to listen to books while they exercise or drive. I never do this because I like to read a book, not hear it. However, customers …

Writing

23 Literary Agent Query Letters That Worked

Once you find an agent you would like to represent your book, the pitch letter is the next step in the traditional publishing process.<p>Below, we’ve …

Writing A Novel: How Story Structure Creates Foreshadowing

Shares 5K<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

10 Tips On How To Write A Book

A few days ago Delilah S. Dawson wrote a post on Chuck Wendig's blog, Terribleminds, about how she writes a book. It's awesome! I wish I'd read …

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly2 days agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

How to Finish Your Book's Second Draft

The anxiety-relieving, blueprint-building, creativity-unleashing <i>second</i> draft<p>[<i>This article is written by guest contributor Virginia McCullough,</i> …

Pan Macmillan

Ten things you can do when you don't feel motivated to get stuff done

<b>Start small.</b> Often when your motivation is lacking, just getting started can be a big obstacle. But, you can convince yourself to begin working on …

10 Things Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Writing Thrillers

Conspiracy. Murder. Politics. Love. Sex. Ghosts. Pirates. Thrillers and the works of William Shakespeare may have more in common than you’d think. …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

Design

How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

Instead of defaulting to groupthink, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, make sure you have the buy-in of the higher-ups–or you might regret it later.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second</i> …

Design

The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the third post in a seven-part series from Google Ventures Design Studio on how to conduct your own design sprint. Read the first post here;</i> …

Design

NYC’s New Maps Orient You Like A GPS

33% of New Yorkers can’t find north. So a new Pentagram project injects permanent city fixtures with the first-person perspective of a heads-up display.<p>“There’s no doubt, New Yorkers are as savvy as they come. They know which subway car to stand in to make the quickest exit at their stop, and they …

Typography