M A Haridy

5 Magazines | 42,937 Articles | 31,739 Followers | 94 Likes | @gazeoz | Executive Editor, The International Experimental Theatre Organization. Writer and theatre director. http://mharidy.com

How Writing Influences The Brain

How do you feel after you spend an hour or two writing?

Do you feel relaxed, energized, or even more inspired than when you started? You aren’t …

The Brain

10 Reasons You’re Tired All the Time That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

This post first appeared on Darou Wellness. Go check out their amazingly informative blog about all things health related with advice from some of the


8 Shakespearean Terms We Still Haven't Cracked

The Bard invented and compounded an enormous number of words and phrases—likely as many as 1500—that we frequently use today (including “barefaced,” …

Cool Stuff

New Tools for Writers

Mention any Medium user in the body of your post, and they will receive a notification when you publish. Simply type @ and begin writing …


The Definitive Bombshell Beauty Guide: Straight From the Mouth of Marilyn

When it comes to defining the eternal allure of Old Hollywood bombshell glamour, no woman has made more of an impact than Marilyn Monroe. As proof, look no further than Lifetime’s The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, which has been nominated for three Emmys—including, of course, best hair and makeup. …

Marilyn Monroe

Film review: Does Steve Jobs do the man justice?

Michael Fassbender stars in the new biopic of the tech icon. Does it present him as a genius – or a monster? Owen Gleiberman finds out.

Steve Jobs, the punchy and revealing new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), opens with a …

Steve Jobs

Best Folk Music Albums of 2015

The best folk music albums of 2015, regularly updated with picks from culture editor Martin Chilton. There are currently 55 folk albums for this year. You can get more folk and traditional music news and reviews on our Telegraph Folk Music Facebook Page


Music (UK)

20 best British and Irish novels of all time

Tom Jones
Henry Fielding (1749)

Joyous and irrepressible, bawdy and fast, Fielding’s picaresque adventure is short on moralising over sexual liaisons, and long on a rich depiction of 18th-century life. Ceaselessly engaging and everlastingly fresh.

Buy Tom Jones from the Telegraph Bookshop

Jane …

News (Ireland)

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Android Apps

"The Call" Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

Authors are usually busy studying up for “the call” (an agent reaching out via phone to offer representation) when they know it’s on the horizon. …


As Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnels, Smugglers Fear an End to Their Trade

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — On a humid night in Rafah recently, six Palestinian smugglers sat around a backyard table, ticking off the damage that Egypt has done to their tunnels over the past two years.

It dropped dynamite and floated poison gas into them. It filled them with sewage.

Last year, it took the …


The mega list of careers for writers

Who knew there were so many career paths for a writer to take? Here are 37 of them.

What image comes to mind when you hear the word “writer”?

Some …


I love my ex more than my wife

Dear Bunmi,

I got married two years ago when I hadn’t completely fallen out of love with my ex-girlfriend. I met my wife on the rebound after my ex …

Movie Trailers: Lucky Dog - Exclusive Clip - No Dogs Allowed

Lucky (David DeLuise) and Amy (Cat Deely) are dogs in puppy love! When their human owners start fighting like cats and dogs, it’s up to these canine …

Movie Trailers

How Twitter’s 140-Character Limit Made Me a Better Writer

Twitter is planning to extend its typical 140-character limit, and a lot of people are welcoming the change. But as annoying as the 140-character …


12 Free Tools to Help You Bid High on Freelance Writing Gigs

There’s nothing more exciting than having a client nibble. It doesn’t matter where it came from, in that thrilling moment when you open their email …


Master Scene Types for Page-Turning Plots

We are very happy to welcome two guests to Writer Unboxed today: Jordan Rosenfeld and Martha Alderson.Martha is the bestselling author of The Plot


Ten Amazing Discussions on Screenwriting and Filmmaking From the Masters of Cinema

Knowledge is power. Experience is currency. And the pursuit of both in the screenwriting world is necessary.

Screenwriters learn most from both their failures and their successes, which is as it should be, however, our minds work in mysterious ways. Positive thoughts can create positive results, …


Organizing the Unorganized Writer

Do you remember when I wrote about organizing the unorganized learner? That post really struck a cord! It seems many of us have at least one child …


Top 10 Movies You Should Watch In Film School

Twin boys Lukas and Elias (brothers Lukas and Elias Schwarz) are inseparable; should one…

The last couple of winters treated audiences to multiple …


5 Ways to Make a Good Story Great

This week I’m giving away a free edit for up to 1,000 words of your work – it could be a complete story, an extract from something longer, or several …


Exclusive: Seattle International Film Festival Launches New Screenplay Competition

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has introduced a feature-length screenplay competition as part of its Catalyst Program. The new …

Film Festivals

The True Roles of Protagonists and Antagonists In Your Story

This week at WITS we are on a roll with the key characters in your story. Monday was 10 Tips for a Strong Protagonist from Shannon Donnelly. Today is …

Popular Fiction

3 Ways NOT to Fail at NaNoWriMo

It’s almost time for that annual, month-long festival for writers: NaNoWriMo. Are you going to subject yourself to the excitement and stress of …


Write Freely

Medium is a different kind of place to read and write on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the …


Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel Prize for literature

(CNN)Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, known for chronicling the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature Thursday "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

She is only the 14th woman to win the prize, which has been …

Literary Prizes

How to Become an Essay Writing Guru Using These 15 Websites

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the most ambitious student in class or you simply want to get the degree and pass your classes as quickly as …


The Ultimate List of Books About Writing

Books about writing are common place. No matter what you feel about the age-old debate of ‘teaching creative writing’, one thing is true–a good …


National Novel Writing Month - Come Write In: Learn, Connect, Grow

Our Come Write In program provides libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood hubs the resources to build and support a local writing community.


10 Ways to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Every writer has been there: the words are inside you, trying to get out, but life is in the way. Maybe you can’t find any time in your busy …