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You Really Can Make a Living as a Writer. Here's What You Need to Know.

Would you like to make a real living without leaving home? Writers can work full or part time, and earn a supplemental income to help cover the bills or generate a lucrative primary income. If you have the skills and the motivation, you get to define your own career.<p><i>Photo source: studiostoks</i><p>My …

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How to write a short story: 10 steps to a great read

Writing a short story differs from writing a novel in several key ways: There is less space to develop characters, less room for lengthy dialogue, …

Creative Writing

7 Apps Every Writer Should Own

Like most writers I know, I have a fondness for paper and ink. Despite this, most of my work is done on a computer or tablet. Specifically on Apple …

Planning a Novel: Character Arc In A Nutshell

So, you’re ready to sit down and plan a new book. Are you excited? I hope so. You’re about to create a new reality!<p>Can you imagine it, that fresh …

Seven Beginner’s Courses That Everyone Can Master

It can be difficult to get started in tech. We know that. But it’s not as hard as it may seem, and our beginner’s courses offer a great opportunity …

4 Apps That Can Make You a Better Writer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Writing doesn’t come easy for everyone.<p>If you need a little extra help in the writing department, there are some fantastic (free) writing apps that can improve your abilities instantly.<p>Grammarly<p>This writing tool can be used …

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Top 5 Drawing Tablets for Artists and Creatives

It is truly amazing just how far your creativity can go with the use of technology. Where you can already do so much with the traditional paper and …

Gear & Gadgets

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

Word Count: How Many Words In a Novel?

by Joe BuntingIf you want to get published, you need to be aware that major New York publishers are looking for a specific word count, depending on …

Creative Writing

Writing a fantasy novel: 34 must-visit websites

Writing a fantasy novel involves many considerations: Worldbuilding, avoiding clichés of the genre, using popular elements such as magic originally …

Creative Writing

The no-bullshit guide to better town maps for your D&D campaign or fantasy novel

If you're interested in writing fiction in certain genres, or play tabletop role-playing games, there will come a time in your life where you're going to have to draw a map. Jonathan Roberts, who illustrated <i>The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow</i> …

The Perfect UX/UI Design Tool: 13 Things Designers Need Most.

For many years, Photoshop was an ultimate go-to tool for designing digital interfaces. From simple web pages up to complex native apps.<p>I say was …

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations from the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

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49 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

If you’re brand new to the world of coding and web development, it makes sense to start by teaching yourself using all the free resources online.That …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

Spring 2015 M.F.A. Update: A Literary Season

Spring is when college seniors begin thinking about the future, and for some, that means applying to M.F.A. programs. In this M.F.A. Update, we help …

How To Make $225 An Hour Writing Poetry

Two guys and a girl/Crafting Haiku at events/Earning good money.<p>“Our mission is to write haiku for everyone on the whole entire planet,” says Lisa Markuson, the one woman in the poetry-writing trio The Haiku Guys.<p>This might seem a bit ambitious, but given how frequently Markuson and her cofounders, …

Creative Writing

How to Compete With Cheap Freelancing Sites When You’re a Professional

Thanks to online talent platforms like Fiverr, it's now easier than ever to outsource work. For less than twenty bucks, you can find a writer, …

Benchmarks: Teach Yourself Python in Less than Four Months, Part II

In the first post of this series, I developed a self-study time table for beginner Python programmers, using MIT's free online Introduction to …

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The Most Important Skills You Need to Start a Writing Career

So you want to get paid for your writing, but you've never been published. You have no formal experience, and no one's ever hired you for a …

Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard

Quincy Larson was just a "guy in a suit in an office" and decided he wanted to learn how to code. So he asked around. He started by picking up a bit …

Best 10 Websites To Learn Website Designing, CSS And Java Script Online

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DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

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Want to teach yourself programming? It's possible — but not easy

It's safe to say that many people's New Year's resolutions include "learn programming." If you're one of them, what are your odds of succeeding?<p>Not …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Librarian

It takes more than a creaky book cart and reading glasses to become a librarian. Rather, librarians often have a substantial education in their …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2014

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here's …