M A Haridy

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أول فيديو للضربة الجوية المصرية على معسكرات الإرهاب في ليبيا | المصري اليوم

نشر المتحدث العسكري، العقيد تامر الرفاعي، فيديو للضربة الجوية المصرية على معسكرات الإرهاب في ليبيا.<p>وقال إن الضربة جاءت بناءً على أوامر الرئيس …

الإحصاء»: ارتفاع متوسط عمر الإناث بمصر لـ73.3 سنة في 2016 | المصري اليوم

أظهر الجهاز المركزى للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء، أن العمر المتوقع عند الميلاد للإناث، خلال 2016، بلغ 73.3 سنة.<p>وأوضح «الإحصاء»، الأحد، في بيان له، أهم …

بدء تسليم قطع أراضي الإسكان الاجتماعي للفائزين بالقرعة التكميلية بالعاشر من رمضان | المصري اليوم

أعلن الدكتور مصطفى مدبولى، وزير الإسكان والمرافق والمجتمعات العمرانية، بأنه سيتم تسليم قطع الأراضى السكنية، للفائزين بالقرعة التكميلية لأراضى الإسكان …

المتحدث العسكري: مقتل 3 «تكفيريين» في سيناء

أعلن العقيد تامر الرفاعي، المتحدث باسم القوات المسلحة مقتل 3 تكفيريين بوسط سيناء. وقال في بيان، الأحد، إن قوات إنفاذ القانون بالجيش الثالث الميدانى …

التلفزيون المصري: القوات المسلحة تواصل ضرباتها ضد معسكرات الإرهاب | المصري اليوم

أعلن التلفزيون المصري، في خبر عاجل ظهر اليوم السبت، أن القوات المسلحة تواصل ضرباتها ضد معسكرات الإرهاب في الخارج.<p>ونفذت القوات المسلحة، أمس عدة ضربات …

Write Like A Painter

Written by Veronica Rossi<p>On May 16th, <i>Seeker</i>, the sequel to <i>Riders,</i> will release. I’m really proud of it, but for part of writing process, I felt …

Painting

Erotica Written By An Alien Horrified By The Human Body

“They mutually thrashed their softest, most vulnerable parts about in a<p>horrifyingnormal attempt to seek pleasure at the other’s expense.”<p>“Their …

Writing Cliffhangers: Suspense Examples from Books

Learning how to write cliffhangers and suspenseful scenes is a crucial skill, whether you write mystery thrillers, fantasy fiction or another genre. …

Writing

How to Choose Good Themes for Stories: 5 Tips

A theme, ‘an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature’, explores an insightful topic or subject. Through the ways authors treat …

Writing

Writing great characters: 5 lessons from modern novels

If you want readers to fall in love with your novels, writing great characters is crucial. When readers feel connection to your characters, it’s easy …

Writing

Choosing a Weapon for Your Hero

Every story revolves around some type of conflict, but speculative fiction usually prefers physical fights. Yes, the sword is the queen, and …

RPGs

The Big Problem With Uncertain Endings

Basic story structure includes a problem at the beginning and a resolution to that problem at the end. But to make their work stand out, some …

Storytelling

How to Make a Plot Captivating: 7 Strategies

Sometimes you get half way through a story or novel before you realize that your plot is missing something. Maybe it plods and meanders, or there is …

Writing

Using Conflicts in a Story: 6 Helpful Examples

What are conflicts in a story? Why do they matter and what purposes do they serve? Read six examples of story conflicts from books and why they work. …

Writing

10 Writing Resources: Revision

There are a lot of guides around the web for drafting, brainstorming, and actual writing, but I feel like there’s less about an equally important …

Writing

5 Things You CAN Control in Your Publishing Journey

Whether you are going the traditional publishing route or you aim to self-publish, there will be things that you can’t control. This entry is geared …

Publishing

10 Writing Resources: Fantasy

Even though my debut, <i>The Eleventh Trade</i>, will be a contemporary story, fantasy remains my true love. There’s so much room for exploration, …

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

How to write fantasy series: Do’s and Don’ts

Fantasy series such as George R. R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> and Rowling’s bestselling <i>Harry Potter</i> series still win over new generations of …

Harry Potter

3 Essential Elements to Crafting Believable Romance

<i>(Note: this original post of Susanne Lakin ran on Romance University in 2015. You can find it via this link.)</i><p>Boy meets girl. Sparks fly. They fall …

Writing

Lessons From the Sloppy Writing of The Tommyknockers

It’s time to tear apart The Tommyknockers, written by the venerable Stephen King and published in 1987. In his long and prolific history of writing, …

Popular Fiction

Devising Conflict Between Protagonists

Conflicts within Team Good allow us to develop characters while adding excitement to scenes. However, most good guys have every reason to stay on …

Star Trek

Five Cases of Unfulfilled Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing is used to either make something more believable or to increase tension. In the former, the foreshadowing makes it seem more likely …

Ant-Man

How to Make a Killer Character Sheet

I’m very visually oriented, if you haven’t guessed from the graphics series that appears periodically on this blog. I brainstorm and process stories …

Writing

How Do You Know When Your Writing Career Is Over?

This dark question is one I’m willing to bet most of us have asked ourselves at least once, if not much more regularly. I’m raising it here not to be …

When It's Time

Cannes Film Review: ‘Pure Hearts’

A teenage girl pushes the boundaries of her strict Catholic upbringing while her illicit beau grasps for stability in this accomplished indie …

Cannes Film Festival

Even in this age of mass literacy, we need writing lessons more than ever

Writing is not the passport to riches promised to would-be journalists of the past, and nor is it an exact science. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be learned<p>Thanks to this newspaper’s belief in self-improvement and its need in these hard times to earn a bob or two, a reader can sign up to a …

Pride and Prejudice

Kevin Spacey Competes With Gordon Ramsay At Cursing, And Surprisingly Wins

Strong language alert.<p>British chef Gordon Ramsay is known for never mincing his words.<p>But even he seemed slightly shocked by “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey’s liberal use of curse words in a promo clip for his new show.<p>In a video that’s fast going viral, Spacey begins by talking about his …

Kevin Spacey

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Awards Go to ‘The Rider,’ ‘Let the Sunshine In’ and More

Other big winners included Philippe Garrel and Jonas Carpignano.<p>Though Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight section is technically a non-competitive one, …

Entertainment

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

TED Talks

عاجل.. تنظيم داعش يتبني حادث المنيا الإرهابي

أعلن تنظيم داعش الإرهابي، منذ قليل، في بيان له مسؤوليته عن هجوم على أتوبيس محافظة المنيا، أمس الجمعة، والذي أسفر عن سقوط 28 شهيدًا و27 مصابًا.