Suzanne Ward

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Quickly Find the Hipster Neighborhoods in Any Major City With This Tool

When you’re visiting a town for the first time, it can be pretty tough to get the lay of the land. Especially if you’re moving to a new place, it’s …

After Maria and Irma: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Island

After two major hurricanes tore through the Caribbean in less than two weeks, some of the most idyllic — and tourism-dependent — destinations have been devastated.<p>Ferocious storms are nothing new to these islands, but Hurricanes Maria and Irma were some of the most powerful Atlantic basin storms …

Do Letters Show You How They Sound?

In a remarkable study published last week, Suzy J. Styles of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Nora Turoman of the University of Lausanne document evidence of iconicity in human writing systems.<p>Iconicity is when the signal — words or signs — shows you what it stands for, as …

What Every Country Does Better Than The Rest, Mapped

As you can tell, here at VIVA we love nothing more than a map - whether it's delicious mac 'n cheese, great airbnbs, or terrible tourist traps - …

How to Make Fried Chicken That's Way Better Than KFC

For many, the smell of fried chicken incites a trip down memory lane. That greasy (and oh, so good) scent brings to mind family picnics and church …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Henry David Thoreau’s views of 19th-century media resonate today

The world knows Henry David Thoreau as a writer whose perspectives on nature and society remain relevant today.<p>This summer, Thoreau would have turned …

Meet the Most Famous Hollywood Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

Michael Green has credits on four major movies this year.<p>A Hollywood Reporter feature on screenwriter Michael Green who is on a hot streak with …

Turning Life into Great Writing

Turning life into great writing<b>Great writing</b>, in my opinion, embodies two indispensable but distinct sets of skills.The first arises from the …

9 Rituals That Allow Me To Write Content Every Day Without Burning Out

I’ll be frank — as much as I love what I do, it can take a lot of effort to sit down at the computer and come up with interesting content on a daily basis. Sometimes I have other issues going on that preoccupy me, my friends have plans that I want to join, or the weather’s just especially nice. …

Productivity

The 10 Best Ways To Edit Your Copy, According To The Experts

Want to become a more effective copy-editor?<p>If you’re like most writers, you’ll rarely produce your best copy on the first draft. That’s why editing is the key to making your copy shine.<p>To find out the best ways to edit your content, I asked editors at <i>Forbes</i>, <i>The New York Times</i> and other top-tier …

7 Inspiring Writing Tips From On Writing Well

I’ve had the book <i>On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction</i> by William Zinsser on my shelf since my pre-law school journalism days. …

Creative Writing

Final Draft 10 is the industry standard screenwriting software

Whether you're a seasoned entertainment industry veteran or a student working on your first spec script, having the right tool for the job will make …

How to Write Your Best Book: Part Four (Beyond the Launch)

There’s a difference between an author and a writer. An author is someone who published a book at least once. A writer is someone who continues to …

Writing

Craft Killer Copy Every Time

Most of us dream of writing a novel at some time or another. Who wouldn’t love the thought of sipping a latte, crafting a few words in a chapter of …

Writing

Here's how to use 'theme' to improve your writing

What is the Theme of Your Story? A Guide for Authors<p>July 25, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 8 Comments<p><i>“What’s your book about?”</i><p>When you’re asked this …

Writing

Are You Looking for More Writing Motivation?

If you find it tough to get psyched up to write, this post is for you. I recently received a letter from a new writer hoping I could help her find …

Motivation

4 Reasons Why Every Blogger Needs To Write A Book

Imagine you have a friend who excitedly tells you that he’s learning to cook. Every day he spends hours planning out recipes, buying ingredients, …

Writing

Get The Final Draft 10, Save 40%

We have a really great deal on Final Draft 10 in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week. You can save 40% off the normal price.<p>Final Draft 10 …

Taylor Sheridan Has Two Tips for Becoming an Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter

The story of Taylor Sheridan’s career is the kind of uplifting tale you won’t find in any of his own gritty movies. After working as an actor for …

Random Name Picker

Random Name Picker is a free tool from Classtools.net. This game can be used to select students for class discussions, presentations, or group …

Education Technology

There’s No Such Thing As Historical Fiction

It might sound odd to say it, but there is no such thing as historical fiction. And yet if you write a literary novel set in the past, let’s say …

10 writing mistakes that ensure your guest post won’t get published

<i>This article originally ran on</i> PR Daily <i>in July of 2017.</i><p>You might think that if you can write an informative and interesting post, it can be published …

7 Ways to Write Better Opening Paragraphs for Your Blog Posts

A killer headline is bound to hook you some readers. But does writing one mean you'll snag those slippery web surfers hook, line and sinker?<p>Nope. If …

Stephen King

6 Keys to Writing a Compelling Historical Novel

Writing the historical novel brings several unique challenges. Obviously, historical accuracy is paramount, and much of your preparation will no …

Creative Writing

5 Reasons Why a Writer Should Move to Vancouver

Recently, while working at a coffee shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood, my thoughts wandered to a café on the opposite side of the continent: I …

Don't Sleep on the Side Project

Who has time for side projects? You barely have the mental energy to write a paragraph of your own work each day, let alone expend effort on some …

Mark Twain