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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018

The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start …

Writing

A Monster Manual-inspired zine and art show

Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles's best comics shop (previously, has published "Monster Manual," a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from …

Pawn and Prophecy: An Interview with Mike LePond

Symphony X bassist Mike LePond is gearing up to release his second album with his solo project, Silent Assassins, and it’s a beast of an album. Pawn …

Metal Injection's 35 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018

If everything goes according to plan, 2018 is going to be a huge year for new music. Whether it's metal legends like Slayer, Megadeth and Ozzy …

History for Fantasy Writers: How to Cross a River

That scene in The Fellowship of the Ring, the one where Frodo and Sam cross the Brandywine, has always bothered me. How did hobbits, famously averse …

Better Writing Begins with the Right Tools

I have a theory that for writers, digital writing tools are just as influential as the mason’s choice of a particular compass or square.Historian Lon …

In Search of Peace

A real story behind the Epiphany<p>‘In the midst of secular Christmas, with Frosty the Snowman and Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bing Crosby …

5 Tips on Writing Multiple Points of View While Keeping the Reader in Suspense

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]Image from Getty<b>by T.R. Ragan</b>I …

How To Get Organized And Be A Better Miniature Painter in 2018

<i>Geek & Sundry Painters Guild is our show where host Will Friedle goes on a journey to learn how to paint miniatures. Last season, he learned basic</i> …

Board Games

5 Classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Writers with Serious Dark Sides

<b>H. G. Wells Was a Eugenics Enthusiast with a Soft Spot for Stalin.</b><p>H. G. Wells was a real piece of work. Saying he had a dark side might be letting …

5 AMAZING Reasons to Write a Short Story: Develop and Market Your Novel - Fiction Notes

I’m working on a trilogy of science fiction stories and they began with a short story.<p>A couple years ago, in preparation for attending a conference, …

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Top 10

Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

A baby girl who lived and died in what is now Alaska at the end of the last ice age belonged to a previously unknown group of ancient Native Americans, according to DNA recovered from her bones.<p>The child, a mere six weeks old when she died, was found in a burial pit next to the remains of a …

Anthropology

Trailblazing author of an alphabetical female detective series set in fictional Santa Teresa<p>Sue Grafton, who has died aged 77, was a trailblazing writer of American detective stories. Her 25 novels featuring the private eye Kinsey Millhone, which began with A is for Alibi in 1982 and extended …

Books

Epic Scenes From Star Wars Films Set to the Song ‘War Pigs’ by Black Sabbath

Voordeel has created an amazing video filled with epic scenes from <i>Star Wars</i> films that are all set to the heavy hitting song “War Pigs” by Black …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

Famous Album Covers Superimposed Over The Original Locations Where They Were Shot

(photo by David Gahr)<p>So many album cover photos have been shot in New York City that you could spend days touring around the city trying to match all …

The Story of D&D Part One: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

Stream a Playlist of 68 Punk Rock Christmas Songs: The Ramones, The Damned, Bad Religion & More

There’s a war on Christmas, don’t you know. The attacks are relentless—at every shopping mall, drugstore, grocery, family dinner, badly-lit office …

Andy Warhol

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Force Yourself to Write Non-Stop

[If you have writer's block] force yourself to write non-stop for twenty or thirty minutes: no deletions, no erasures, no pauses. If that doesn't …

How did A Christmas Carol come to be?

The real-life inspiration for Tiny Tim had a much sadder fate. Dickens’s frustration about poverty in Great Britain led to a classic, writes Lucinda Hawksley.<p>In May 1843, Charles Dickens was invited to a fundraising dinner in aid of the Charterhouse Square infirmary, which cared for elderly, …

Literature

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

Books

These online writing classes can help you finally write that novel

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces …

I Meditated At The Exact Moment Of The Winter Solstice & It Enlivened My Spirit

The winter solstice has officially graced us with its chilly presence. Dec. 21 marks the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the …

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus

<i>How did a 4th century bishop become the jolly man who comes down the chimney with gifts for children on Christmas?</i><p><b>Nicholas, Bishop of Myra</b><p>Nicholas …