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7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Creative Writing

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

How I Overcame Challenges in Writing…

“<b>Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on</b>” — Louis L’ AmourChallenges are something which helps us to …

Every Photographer Should Be Able To Do These 17 Things in Under 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking...Photography is all about taking your time, checking the corners of the frame, perfecting the lighting, and so forth.And …

Shutter Speed

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …

The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 "Alex Cross" and "Women's Murder Club" series raked in an estimated $95 …

Writing

How to Write Well: 10 Timeless Rules From Legendary Ad Exec David Ogilvy

Writing is easy. Most people can do it. If you’re reading this, you can write.But can you write <i> well</i>? Does your writing connect with people? Does it …

Creative Writing

7 Ways Self-Publishing Can Make You 6 Figures

If you've got knowledge to share, publishing your own book can establish you as a thought leader and create new leads as well as a passive-revenue stream.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past few years, several individuals have told me effectively the same …

Self-Publishing

20 Books That Belong on Every Writer’s Bookshelf

Like painting, wine, and the human condition, writing is something that can stand up to a lifetime if study. Wherever you are in your journey as a …

Writing

50 Quick Writing Prompts for Journals, Blogs, and Essays

Are you stuck for something to write about? Maybe you're scratching your head trying to come up with a fresh idea for a personal essay—a narrative or …

Creative Writing

9 common punctuation mistakes that make you look dumb

National Punctuation Day is celebrated every year in the US on September 24.<p>Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, the day was created to celebrate the correct usage of all punctuation, from the "lowly comma" to the "ever-mysterious ellipsis."<p>In honor of National Punctuation Day this year, INSIDER rounded …

Linguistics

Why I’m Still Trying to Get a Book Deal After 10 Years

A writer explains her dedication to becoming a published author—and how her approach has changed over the last decade.<p>Ten years ago, while sitting at my computer in my sparsely furnished office, I sent my first email to a literary agent. The message included a query letter—a brief synopsis …

Writing

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …

Writing

The most gorgeous NYC libraries

You need to visit the most gorgeous NYC libraries, whether you were a childhood bookworm or one of the kids who only set foot in the library to use …

Libraries

8 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Writing

1) 10 Tips To Improve Your GrammarI always find it interesting when writers will pledge a commitment to their craft, but shrug their shoulders when I …

Creative Writing

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook …

Creative Writing

5 types of dialogue your novel needs

Dialogue is a key part of any character-driven novel. What characters say and how/why/when/where they say it is revealing. Read 5 types of dialogue …

Creative Writing

100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer's Life

If you’re a working or aspiring writer, you already likely know about the classic best books on writing–King’s <i>On Writing,</i> Strunk and White’s <i>Elements</i> …

Writing

How to Write a Scene: 3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Write

Sometimes I get stuck wondering how to write a scene during a first draft. Or maybe I can’t figure out how to revise a story to make it better. …

Creative Writing

Tips to Cut the Clutter in Writing

"Clutter is the disease of American writing," says William Zinsser in his classic text <i>On Writing Well</i>. "We are a society strangling in unnecessary …

Creative Writing

Seven 'hidden secrets' in Adobe Lightroom

It'll be a little while before Adobe can deliver on its recent promise to make Lightroom faster, but that doesn't mean you can't still figure out …

The Summer Pasta We Can't Stop Making

The super-indulgent-tasting pasta that is mostly made of vegetables.<p>You're only one technique away from your new favorite summer pasta: <b>caramelizing zucchini</b>. Often people treat zucchini like it's precious, but the squash can actually take a lot of heat. Once zucchini is cooked down, all of the …

Cooking

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

How Thinking Like A Photographer Can Inspire Your Writing

There are quite a few lessons writers can learn from photographers. In fact, the tips photographers use to create inspired, memorable photos can also …

Creative Writing

7 guides to self-publish your book

They say <b>everybody’s got a book in them</b>. What ‘they’ don’t tell you is that that’s only half the story. The real challenge is <b>getting it published</b>. Fortunately we live in a tech-world now, so you can get it out there yourself digitally. <b>The eBook Self-Publishing Bundle</b> is here to show you how.<p>All you …

Self-Publishing

6 Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Business Writing

The modern master of suspense has sold more than 400 million books. His advice can inspire leaders to become stronger communicators.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”</i> …

Writing

The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly

When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as …

Headshot Photography 101: Introduction to Headshot Photography

Welcome to Headshot Photography 101! We have designed this workshop to provide a solid system, from point of capture through to post production, to …

Photography