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The art of structuring a Novel. Those First Fifteen Pages Are Critical. - Caleb and Linda Pirtle

There is no right way or wrong way to write a novel. But, without structure, the story, which in the final analysis, is all that counts, can wind up …

Writing

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

How To Build A Stockpile of Good Writing Ideas

Returning to old scraps of your writing ideas is one of the best ways to cure writer’s block. That’s why it’s important to write everything down: the …

5 Best Apps for Writers on iPhone/iPad by Jim McGovern

As a writer, you have to decide what tools are worthwhile for you, and which tools are just a waste of time for the way you and your creative mind …

Read an Excerpt from Stephen King’s ‘Joyland’

Flavorwire presents an exclusive excerpt of Stephen King’s newest novel <i>Joyland</i>, with an introduction by its editor, Charles Ardai of Hard Case Crime. …

Grammarly Review

Why do you need good Grammar?<p>Bad Grammar doesn't only cost you money and promotions, it may be also costing you love! No one is safe from the Grammar …

Creative Writing

A Forgotten Bestseller: The Saga of John Williams's Stoner

“…rarer than a great novel — it is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away.”<p>—<b>Morris</b> …

Jim Wendler on Unilateral Training T-NATION: There's a ton of controversy about the merits of unilateral movements like split squats, lunges, even single-arm shoulder presses. Some coaches feel they're inferior, others say they're so effective they make the big lifts nearly obsolete. What's your opinion? JIM WENDLER: The best thing about the fitness and strength industry is that you can always rely on it for some really good laughs. The fact that unilateral exercises have sparked such heated debate is amusing, and as always, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. First, let's examine the pro-unilateral crowd: these people generally believe that one-legged squats are safer than regular squats due to the lighter load on the back; or, because they work each leg independently, you can get a much more even effect on both legs; or, that they have a bigger carryover to sporting movements. There are other arguments I'm sure but these are the ones I hear all the time. Here's the thing – anyone who's lifted any weight in their lives realizes that doing a one-legged movement with 50% of their squat training load is not the same thing – your other leg does come into play and as the weights get heavier, even more so. So a 200 lb. one-legged squat doesn't really equal a 400 lb. squat. And even if the load on the back is less, is blindly reaching a leg back (searching for the elevated platform) while standing on one leg really any safer than squatting with two legs firmly planted on the ground? Whether these one-legged movements carry over to sporting events all depends on whom you read, but people really, really need to realize that weight room work for sports is nothing more than GPP. The sport specific term – and crowd – has overplayed and overstayed its welcome. Some movements lend themselves better than others, but to throw away stalwart movements like squats and deadlifts is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Sure, if the athlete has massive limitations and one-legged movements are ALL he can do, then I'm all for it, but I'll be damned if I teach a young athlete or an uncoordinated lifter how to perform a movement on ONE leg, rather than two. Now to those that disregard all one-legged movements; again a knee-jerk reaction to the other side of the spectrum. These lifts do have a place – not necessarily in replacement of bigger lifts – but when done correctly and with a full range of movement, they offer a lot of benefits, namely flexibility in the hips. For many, a one-legged squat or lunge offers a tremendous weighted stretch to the hip flexors, something that's much needed in athletes. In conjunction with a solid squat program, you now have the best of both worlds. Whatever you choose to believe, just understand that the industry is full of people who want to ruffle some feathers and get people talking about them – any publicity is good publicity. Taking a ridiculous stand against something that is easily dissectible with common sense will only work against you. - Jim Wendler, T-Nation.com

Squatmeggedon - All Things Squatting

My love of deadlifts has been well documented. Fact is, were it legal in my state, I'd have married deadlifts long ago and retired to a small …

Bobby Lashley earns second-round win at Titan FC 25

In his first fight in more than a year, former Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley picked up a second-round submission victory in the headliner of …

The Career-Defining Moment of Each UFC Middleweight Champion

In 2000, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board started regulating mixed martial arts, instituting stricter rules and more weight classes. The UFC added the new divisions, including middleweight, starting with UFC 31 back in 2001.<p>For the better part of a decade, Anderson Silva has lorded over the …

Reports: 20 Major League Baseball Players May Be Suspended

"Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks," ESPN's <i>Outside the Lines</i> reports.<p>"If the suspensions are …