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Siri talk to me! Readers’ Favorite with FIVE STARS

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

‘Siri…Talk To Me by Mike Haridy is a book of discovery about the origins

and life of a personal …

What is literary fiction? How to develop a literary writing voice

What is literary fiction? A valid question. People often make distinctions between genre and literary fiction although the division is not always as …


2015 Freelance Writing Stats – What Do They Mean To You? | Internet Marketing

Contently sent over some 2015 freelance writing stats.

I’m really in Samuel Clement’s (Mark Twain) camp. He is reputed to have said “There are lies, …


Writing a Short Story vs a Novel

With the dawn of online publishing, we have more options for story length than ever before. Micro fiction, flash fiction, novelettes, and novellas …


What Graphic Novelists Can Teach Screenwriters

In a curious departure from dramatic and narrative screenwriting classes, Raindance has invited the well known Graphic novelist Tony Lee to present a …


How to Write a Screenplay About Rebellion

This Independence Day weekend, I’d be remiss if I didn’t write a piece on how to write a rebellion screenplay. Movies with a strong rebellion aspect …


Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity

This is an excerpted chapter from my latest book, How To Make a Living with Your Writing.You can’t make a living from your writing if you’re not …

Creative Writing

This is what happens in your brain when you’re writing

Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock

Researchers led by neuroscientist Martin Lotze from the University of Greifswald in Germany have used functional …

The Brain

Smashwords: 2014 Smashwords Survey Reveals New Opportunities for Indie Authors

2014 Smashwords Survey Reveals New Opportunities for Indie Authors

Welcome to the 2014 Smashwords Survey, our third annual survey that reveals new …

New Orleans

Why We Still Need Book Publishers

• over 1 year ago

When I speak to friends in the music industry they often lament the fact that it isn’t like the old days where the record label got …

The Top 5 Publishers for New Authors

By Alexandra Romanov, Freelance Writer

If you want to publish your creative writing, this article is for you. Especially if you dream of publishing a …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

Refining the machinery of creativity, or what heartbreak and hydraulics have to do with coaxing the muse.

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the …

Cool Stuff

17 Ways To Make your Novel More Memorable

I have been posting articles about writing novels for a long time. Regular Writers Write contributors, Mia Botha, Anthony Ehlers, and I add weekly …

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark …

South Africa

50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life

by Bryan Hutchinson | 26 Comments

The first quality that is needed is audacity. – Winston Churchill (Tweetable)

It’s a compilation of Positive Writer’s


Best Android apps for writers

Whether you’re writing your next college essay or the next Great American Novel, a work memo or a graduate thesis, you won’t have to look much …


The Problem with Adverbs - A Writer's Journey

If you’ve been studying the craft of writing for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly come across countless writers who think adverbs are evil. As …


4 Ways To Hone Your Writing Skills

You know who your audience is, you’ve been writing for them for a few years now, and yet your writing feels off. In a competitive industry of …


3 Quick, Useful And FREE Ways For Writers to Stay Up-To-Date

Someone once said to me, “The internet is like the biggest library in the world, but all the books are on the floor.” I can SO relate to this. With so …


Why don’t our textbook publishers want to pay fiction writers?

Is this why textbooks continue to carry stories and poems by long-dead writers who won’t claim payment? In the beginning there was Rudyard …

Books (India)

Tiverton's Jenny Kane beats Fifty Shades writer to win Best Erotic Author 2015

Jenny Kane from Tiverton has just won the Best Erotic Author 2015 accolade at a glitzy awards ceremony for the ETO awards held in Birmingham.

Jenny is …


Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business

No matter your writing level or ability, whether you feel like you have nothing to write about or you don’t have a following or influence — know that …

Business Planning

30 Things About Screenwriting: Watch movies. Read scripts. Write pages.

You can learn pretty much everything you need to know about screenwriting by doing these three things:

Watch movies.
Read scripts.
Write pages.

I coined …


Revealed: The Secret to Creating Unexpectedly Awesome Supporting Characters

This week’s video offers an important reminder about the single most important aspect of great supporting characters—and how you can put it to work …

Cameron Crowe

16 LGBT Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

These books showed you that it was more than OK to be gay.

We asked followers of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which LGBT book influenced them the most. Here are their recommendations.

1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

“It taught me to push through the silence and pain of …


The Art of Persuasion, an interview with critic James Wood

There are book critics and bibliophiles – and then there’s James Wood. Often called the best critic of his generation, he first made his name as the

53 Of The Most Heartbreaking Sentences In Fantasy Books


We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most heartbreaking sentences from fantasy literature. Here are some of their most heartwrenching responses.

2. “The Potters smiled and waved at Harry and he stared hungrily back at them, his hands pressed flat against the glass …

Cassandra Clare

What Every Writer Ought to Know About the Omniscient POV

Writers don’t only have to decide which character’s point of view the story will be told in, they also have to figure out whether to then share that …

Princess Charlotte godparents: Princess Diana's niece makes the list but no members of the Royal family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen five friends and relatives to be godparents of Princess Charlotte

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named five godparents for Princess Charlotte in a list that is full of surprises.

Despite Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie being odds-on …

Royal Family

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