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5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]Image from Getty<b>by T.R. Ragan</b>I …

Creative Writing

11 Essential Books On Writing, Based On The Genre You Want To Write

If you're an aspiring writer, you know that you have to read all kinds of books in order to hone your technique, but sometimes it might seem as if …

Books That Influenced Us in 2017

CityLab writers and editors share the titles that made an impact on us and our work this year.<p><b>Gentrifier by</b> <b>Jason Patch, John Joe Schlichtman, and Marc Lamont Hill</b><p>Gentrifying is all the rage; even beavers are doing it. And yet it’s hard to respond to the rage, because the choler behind it comes in …

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2018 Is The Year Of The Dog So Here Are 25 Adorable Photos Of Babies & Pups

There is one thing we can all agree on: Nothing is cuter than a baby with a dog. And as we are approaching 2018, the Year of the Dog according to the …

10 Dark Short Stories You Can Read Online to Escape Holiday Cheer

The holidays are magical, aren’t they? They are so full of light and cheer and good food and fine wine and family. They are overrun with twinkle …

15 Literary Romances For Your Next Book Club Pick

A lot of book clubs will not touch the romance genre, but that doesn't mean you can't do some romantic reading with your friends, family, and …

Our 5 Favorite Poetry Books This Year

Support the news<p>If you’re a poet, there’s probably nothing you want more than to publish your next book of poems. Then when you do, you’re reminded …

5 Crime Must-Reads for January - From Suspicious Nannies to Bomb Makers

<b>The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn<br>(William Morrow)</b><p>Already a publishing sensation, with movie rights bought and rights sold in 38 countries, as well …

20 Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

With a hateful and erratic would-be tyrant consuming all the oxygen in the room, 2017 was a year in which we especially needed books, while books …

31 Book Passages That Made Us Cry In 2017

"We are a feather falling from the wing of a bird."<p>—John Green, <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i><p>—Elizabeth Strout, <i>Anything Is Possible</i><p>—Patricia Lockwood, <i>Priestdaddy</i><p>—Jesmyn Ward, <i>Sing, Unburied, Sing</i><p>—Angie Thomas, <i>The Hate U Give</i><p>—Mohsin Hamid, <i>Exit West</i><p>—Kamila Shamsie, <i>Home Fire</i><p>—Naomi Alderman, <i>The Power</i><p>—Victor …

Top 10 experimental thrillers

In these risk-taking novels, by writers from Paul Auster to William Burroughs, watching the formal adventures can be as thrilling as the detective work<p>Gertrude Stein once said fiction that merely related events was no longer interesting in an age of ubiquitous mass media. But Stein remained …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

Books

Books In Bed: 10 Novels to Read During Your Holiday Break

<b>* Curl up with a good book this holiday</b> <b><br>* Check out thrillers by bestselling authors like John Grisham and Dan Brown</b> <b><br>* Ring in the New Year with a new</b> …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

11 Tips For Writing More In 2018, So You Can Finally Finish That Manuscript

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

Creative Writing

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

You Need to Know About This Unheard-of Technique for Starting New Habits

Is it possible that a simple trick of the mind can have you embracing new positive habits quicker than ever before? Yes!<p>They say it takes 21 consecutive days for a new habit to be formed. For those of us who feel like we can't stick it out for three weeks, these 21 days sound excruciating, …

Know Someone Who’s Forgetful? This May Help Them

In Memento, Guy Pierce's Leonard relies on an intricate system of Polaroids and tattoos to cope with anterograde amnesia. Benedict Cumberbatch's …

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

The 10 most popular fiction books of 2017

We can't say no to a psychological thriller, by the looks of it.<p>Who doesn't love a good novel to get stuck into? Or more specifically, a good psychological thriller. Because by the looks of Amazon's round-up of bestselling ebooks in 2017, that's what we're the biggest fans of. Here are the 10 …

What are you reading in December?

<i>In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This</i> …

Books

Favourite reads of 2017 - as chosen by scientists

Stephen Curry<p><b>The Silk Roads; Inferior; Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race; Lila; Mr Shaha’s Recipe for wonders</b><p>Some of my favourite reads of 2017 were a reminder that even in this information-flooded age there are books that can invert the map of the familiar. Peter Frankopan’s new …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Writing advice from iconic authors

If your job involves writing in any way—or even if you just pen an occasional love note—it always pays to improve your skills.<p>There’s plenty of …

Creative Writing

How to Begin to Write a Book

Every stage of writing a book is a challenge—the beginning, the middle, and the end—but I think figuring out how to begin to write a book might be …

Writing

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)<p>Most writers dream of publishing a book in their lifetime, and maybe even selling a few copies. Then there is James Patterson, who has sold over 300 million of them.<p>The author of such runaway hits as the …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

12 Smart Book Ideas for Everyone in Your Life

Books make the perfect gift: they're durable, transportable, and they promise some (hopefully) quality alone time. But what do you get the aunt who …