Melissa Vargas

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5 ways to stop procrastinating and start writing

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in April, 2015.</i><p>I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There’s no such thing as writer’s block.<p>I …

Creative Writing

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so <i>talented</i>,” but truthfully, …

3 Easy Ways Writers Can Protect Their Work From Copyright Infringement

Connect with Us<p>3 Easy Ways Writers Can Protect Their Work From Copyright Infringement<p>Face it, folks. The Internet has taken over. That means many …

Writing

How to Write 50,000 Words in a Month

Have you ever tried to write a novel? Yes? Then you know what soul-crushing despair looks like: you, sitting by yourself, in front of a blinking cursor.<p>Now imagine trying to write a novel as a teenager. Could you motivate yourself to finish an entire book at that age? To most, the prospect seems …

Writing

How Storytelling Improves User Experience

To say that the digital world has provided us with access to a great deal of information is an understatement. Admit it, our lives revolve around …

UX Design

Four easy, everyday habits that will boost your creativity

Here’s the thing: while getting paid to bring ideas to life day in, day out has its challenges, it ain’t rocket science. You wouldn’t worry if your surgeon is feeling inspired enough to operate, or ask your mechanic if he’s in the right headspace to fix your car, right?<p>It’s the same with creatives. …

Creativity

The Pros and the Prose: Book Bloggers Turned Authors

I've been thinking about the dual and sometimes controversial role of being both an author and a blogger. About what it's like to inhabit both of those roles, and whether or not you have to access a different part of yourself or if you can perform both things simultaneously? I was lucky enough to …

Breaking Bad in Spanish, the "Hispanic Walter Cronkite", and More

An exploration of Hispanic media today, including the remaking of popular American shows into Spanish, a conversation with Hispanic TV's star …

The Latina Who Is Opera’s New ‘It Girl’

Annika DarlingCTLatinoNews.com<p><i>“The music I sing comes to me as a beautiful, sublime gift.”</i><p><b>~Isabel Leonard</b><p>At 32 years old Isabel Leonard is one of the …

Niño Wrestles the World: A Latino Children’s Book

As a kid, there’s nothing better than having your parents read you a children’s book. But if you’re Latino, it’s harder to find books that reflect …

Flipboard Launches New U.S. Latino Content Guide For Fast?Growing Hispanic Audience

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Flipboard launched a new U.S. Latino Content Guide: one place to find publications and news …

Public Relations

U.S.-Born Workers Are Now Half of America's Latino Workforce

U.S.-born workers for the first time in nearly two decades make up a majority of the country’s Latino workforce, according to the Pew Research …

Immigration

Little wooden hexagons rewrite the tape player

The Qleek content player uses current technology to take a step back in time for experiencing your music, movies and photos.<p>Digitised content is more convenient in many ways, but there's one thing that it can't provide: the tactile pleasure of a physical collection. The world may have made a sharp …

Turntables