M A Haridy

5 Magazines | 69,948 Articles | 78,451 Followers | 483 Likes | @gazeoz | Executive Editor, The International Experimental Theatre Organization. Writer and theatre director. http://blog.maharidy.com

Life on Earth may have arrived very early on the cosmic timeline

A new theoretical study by scientists from Oxford and Harvard suggests that life on Earth may have arrived early, cosmically speaking. So that …

Cosmology

6 Habits That Will Keep You Fit Forever | Diets Advisor

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t really simple. It’s not something you find out when as well as forget about it. It requires an enormous amount …

Health

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

A TED playlist of twelve talks that explore theories and insights about language, words and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular …

Linguistics

30 Questions That Help You Know This REALLY Is 'The One' To Marry

In today's dating world, we find ourselves sifting through a variety of people and experiencing all sorts of relationships with the goal of finding the person we can't live without.<p>But when searching for a life partner, it's important to ask <i>yourself</i> the following questions FIRST. Then, as you …

Marriage

Ian McEwan: ‘I’m going to get such a kicking’

Sometimes, Ian McEwan wonders if he will be shot. He pictures the scene at a public book signing. “Someone’s going to come up, especially in the States, shooting at my chest, you know. It would be quite easy. It has often crossed my mind, especially after there’s been some kind of mass …

Ian McEwan

Why 'Warcraft 2' May Never Play in US Theaters

Normally, a movie with a $160 million production budget that makes $47 million at the domestic box office doesn’t get a sequel. But June’s “Warcraft” …

World of Warcraft

What Happens to Your Body on a 30-Minute Run

<i>Do you know what happened to your body when you’re running? Find out now!</i><p>If you like to stay healthy and keep your body in the perfect shape, maybe …

Health

4 myths about relationships

Popular culture perpetuates a lot of poor information about intimate relationships.<p>The systematic disinformation can, and does, lead people astray, and not just into hilariously awkward situations (see almost any romantic comedy), but into genuine misery.<p>In fact, as social psychologist Matt Johnson …

Marriage

20 Songs That Defined the Early Seventies

Pondering pop history from a generation or two away, it's easy to forget what things actually sounded like from inside the zeitgeist. As Western culture worked itself into a complicated cultural froth, the early Seventies reflected those complexities in its hit parade with music that was evocative, …

20th Century

The 5 Films That Helped Define the Career of Gene Wilder

Monday brought the horrible news of the passing of Gene Wilder. The iconic comedic actor left behind an undeniably impressive and timeless body of …

Comedy

If You Want To Accelerate Brain Development In Children, Teach Them Music

Music, the universal language of mood, emotion and desire, connects with us through a wide variety of neural systems.<p>We now know from controlled …

Life Sciences

The Bard comes to Calgary's Lougheed House with interactive show

Calgary's historic Lougheed House sets the stage for an interactive theatre production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."<p>Audience members …

Playwrights

Emily Brontë May Have Had Autism: Biographer

Charlotte Bronte's writing desk on display at the Bronte Parsonage Museum on February 8, 2012 in Haworth, England.English novelist Emily Brontë may …

Books

Writing a Novel Limited to the 483 Words Spoken by Ophelia

<i>The following interview appears in</i> Music & Literature No. 7, <i>which is devoted to Paul Griffiths, Ann Quinn, and Lera Auerbach.</i><p><b>Scott Esposito:</b> Your …

How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book

How Old is the Quote?<p>If a quote was first published before 1923, then most likely its copyright has expired and the quote has fallen into the “public …

Ten films to watch in September

BBC Culture picks 10 films being released next month, including a shocking animation, heroic biopics and a bizarre documentary.

Film (UK)

10 Content Writing Tips That Will Help You Find Interesting Topics in Minutes

You’ve probably faced this before.<p>I know I have.<p>You’ve run out of ideas.<p>Maybe you’ve been blogging along for, I don’t know, maybe three or four …

Writing

What It Means to Be Fierce on the Page

Sage Cohen<p>I first met poet and author Sage Cohen (@sagecohen) at the Willamette Writers Conference, while I was an editor at Writer’s Digest. The …

Want to Write Better, More Suspenseful Fiction? This Is What You Need to Know

<i>What are some tips for novice writers trying to create suspense in stories? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Peter Swanson, Crime Novelist, The Kind Worth Killing, on Quora:</b><p>Suspense is a …

Authors

You're Not The Only One: How To Handle The Loneliness Of Writing

When I left corporate editing to work from home as an independent editor, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I expected my work-life balance …

Writing

Steve Hely's Five Tips For Writers

1. Only writing is writing. Talking about writing isn't writing. Reading isn't writing. Thinking up ideas isn't writing. Only sitting down and …

Australian Books

8 activities to jumpstart your creativity

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper [or a blank screen], and quite often the blank piece …

Writing

Writing 101: Choosing the Best Point of View for Your Story

Years ago, I remember watching a film called <i>Vantage Point.</i> The plot revolved around an assassination attempt on the U.S. President, and in order to …

Writing

How to Crisp Up Your Writing--Revision Tools for Wordsmithing

I'm a lifelong learner--there's always so much new stuff to practice and absorb about making great books. I take different online classes for …

Avoid These Sneaky (but Deadly) Point-of-View Mistakes - Jerry Jenkins | Write Your Book

Do you make these point of view mistakes? If so, they'll crush your chances of achieving the goal of every writer: losing the reader in your story.

Writing

A Quick Lesson in the Writing Process - Jerry Jenkins | Write Your Book

Do you ever wonder if you’re writing right? As you’re writing, are you striving for just the right word, just the right phrase? Do you fear that pros …

Writing

Ten Ways To Create Immediate Character Empathy - Jerry Jenkins | Write Your Book

Need fast, practical help getting readers to care about your main character? Enjoy this blog by my friend and colleague, an award-winning, …

5 Common Plotting Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Writing a Novel

A plot is the series of events that illustrate a story. It’s not the theme, the characters, the character arc, or the idea behind the novel — just …

Books

Breaking Down The Hero's Journey Plot Structure (tips for fantasy & sci-fi writers)

6 Things To Review Before Submitting Your Manuscript

You’ve typed the last word, you’ve let out a sigh of relief, you’ve even popped the champagne. You’re finally ready to submit that manuscript…but not …

Writing