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Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later ~Tara Moss #writing #writerslife #Art Reza-Afshar https://t.co/Yt3NnwA9xT

NaNoWriMo New Character Generator

Want to add a little extra oomph into your story? Or need someone to help get your main character out of a bind? <b>Use your name and birthday to find out what new character you should introduce into your current work in progress!</b><p>And don’t forget to update your Camp NaNoWriMo projects—it’s not to late to start!<p>Follow @nanowrimo and @nanowordsprints on Twitter for more inspiration, and tune in to the Virtual Write-Ins on Youtube.

Streamline 3.0: The World’s Largest Icon Library

The good people over at Streamline just launched what we all believe to be the world’s largest icon library and we couldn't be more grateful. It's a …

Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel You Need to Read From Now Till December

Finish out the year strong with this group of kickass heroines.<p>The lines between reality and make-believe are more blurred than ever as we slog …

Read the Guide to Summer Reading Guides

It’s summer, the only season that gets its own “reads,” for some reason. Pick a book for the beach, park, or hoarded table at the air-conditioned …

7 Tales of Magic and Terror in the Subways of NYC

A grand opening gala celebrating a new subway expansion slips into chaos when it is revealed that the excavation has roused a subterranean horror …

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

Overview<p>500 Ways To Be A Better Writer by Chuck Wendig<p>“If it weren't for Chuck Wendig's advice, I'd have fallen off the writing map long ago.” -- …

You Need to See this Footage of the Mist Rolling Off Yosemite Falls Like a Flowing Rainbow

If you’re planning a photography trip this summer, you’ve no doubt thought about visiting one of this country’s great national parks. And if you’re …

National Parks

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

What Would You Do If Your Photo Was Stolen & Used on a Product You Knew Nothing About? Sue for $60K!

Now here’s a crazy story. Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northup learned not that long ago that one of their most popular images had been stolen and …

Selling

How to Outline a Plot for Pantsers

The terms ‘plotter’ and ‘pantser’ may ring a bell to you. These words are known to forever divide the writing world into two distinct factions that …

Writing

Unleash the Writer Within - Adult Writing Class

By<p>This post was contributed by a community member.<p>"Unleash the Writer Within" is designed to help adult writers at various levels, from beginning to …

Flash Fiction

Keeping the Writing Faith: Daily Writing Habits of Four Successful Authors

<b>The following article is the second in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she asks four successful authors about</b> …

The Banned-In-Japan Film George Lucas And Francis Ford Coppola Produced

George Lucas

The Shadows Of The Empire Level Ahead Of Its Time

46 Great Books To Read This Summer

Summer is, of course, a time for boredom—it's <i>the</i> time for boredom. That's why it's peak Lana Del Rey season! But also, it's time for books. Because what's a better cure for, or at least temporary distraction from, boredom than reading? Here are 46 of our favorites that are coming out this summer, …

Health Care

The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer

Summer reading. Are there two more beautiful words in the English language? The porch, the beach, the pool; the smell of sunscreen and hot sand; the taste of ripe blueberries and a big glass of rosé—it all adds up to the perfect time to curl up or stretch out with a book. And just so you don't have …

Books

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge

Smooth talker: Microsoft speech technology claims superior conversational abilities

Microsoft’s digital assistants and chatbots are getting a lot chattier.<p>Microsoft today unveiled the ability for bots to have “session-oriented” back …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

The 'Unspeakably Disgusting' Way Stanley Kubrick Created 2001: A Space Odyssey's Trippiest Scene

Today is the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark masterpiece <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, and to celebrate the iconic scifi film we have an …

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

What Mystery Propels Your Novel?

Photo by Pixabay, CC0Some years ago, as a nervous newbie attending my first writing conference, I overheard an interesting conversation. An …

Here Are Some Essential Rules and Tips for Living Life as a Writer

Over the years, this Book Publishing Expert has listened to, read about, and polled many successful authors about their writerly habits and their …

Don’t Let the Details Stop You From Sharing Your Story

I’ve been reading and writing for years now and I could never bring myself to actually hit the upload button and publish a book. I’ve created …

Fall in Love With Your Readers

(and have them fall in love with you.)<p>Hook your audience so hard that they know they will be missing out on a great opportunity or a life-changing …

Stumped for Story Ideas? Try This One Tip

In a recent episode of Jane the Virgin, the main character, Jane, is stumped for story ideas. She already published one book, but that was inspired …

How to edit your novel

Editing your novel is one of the absolute most important things you will do as a writer.Nearly anyone can write a first draft. Very few possess the …