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So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Literature

Small Council—Gardeners vs Architects: What’s the better way to write fiction?

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Writer George R.R. Martin of 'Game of Thrones' signs autographs during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention-Day 3 at …

Chet Cunningham, author who defied writer's block by churning out 450 books, dies at 88

Chet Cunningham didn't believe in writer's block.<p>The San Diego author's catalog of 450 published books — Westerns, thrillers, military history, medical guides — included one that he wrote in less than a week because a publishing house was desperate to fill an unexpected hole in its production …

Writing

Stop Being Boring: How To Write More Humorous Articles

When writing, you obviously want to keep your audience in mind.The goal is to capture the attention of your readers and retain it. That way, you make …

Public Speaking

Successful Print, Ebook, and Audiobook Publishing with Amazon

Last week we introduced our new Amazon Success Toolkit, a collection of guidelines and productivity tools for publishers using CreateSpace, Kindle …

Writing

Andrew Motion’s 10 Techniques to Spark the Writing

1. Decide when in the day (or night) it best suits you to write, and organise your life accordingly.2. Think with your senses as well as your …

Personal Organizing

Self-Publishing: Think Before You Ink

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re smart. You’ve got amazing experience. You’ve got a year of your life to kill. You should totally write a book!<p>When you decide to take this step, you will have to decide whether to self-publish or pursue a traditional publisher. I …

Eva + Jason Wedding

by Kevin Lam<p>Jason is a Toronto-based wedding photographer and I was incredibly humbled when he asked me to photograph his own wedding. More than …

Weddings

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

Last Chance to Save 25% on our Portrait Lighting eBook [and Go into the Draw for a $1000 Prize]

Just over a month ago we launched our brand new eBook – Portraits: Lighting the Shot – an eBook about Lighting Portraits (as the name suggests). The …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

The FlameStower Lets You Charge Your Gear On the Go Using Fire

Outdoor loving photographers who are often far away from power grids don’t have too many options when it comes to charging up their gear. Without a …

The Sabattier Effect

I have a rule when it comes to Photoshop, Lightroom, and post-processing in general. I have always felt that image manipulation should be a tool, not …

Digital Photography

Stunning Skydiving Photo Complete with Rocket Launch in the Background

On June 7th, 2007, a Delta II rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California, carrying with it the Italian Thales …

Brilliant Underwater Photo Composites Show Dolphins in Action

Five photographs were recently commissioned by a Dolphinarium based in Cancun, Mexico that showed their dolphins in action. What were mainly featured …

Photography

A century of National Geographic photographs

In a photograph by Randy Olson that is in the finest traditions of National Geographic magazine, Mohanis hunters stand up to their thighs in the Indus river wearing heron masks. They are trying to look like birds. If the real herons are fooled, they will allow the men to get close enough to catch …

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Landscape Photography

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

The Art of Color Processing

1<p>Digital Darkroom Retouching Tips<p>In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom I also discuss the history …

Tutorials

Topaz Adjust: Brilliant Contrast, Detail & Color Enhancement

We’ve been seeing more and more prominent photographers integrating <i>Topaz Adjust</i> into their post-processing workflow. Trey Ratcliff, Rick Sammon, …

Tutorials

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Exposure Pro: Rocco Ancora

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Photography

Beautiful Night Sky Timelapse Photography of Utah

Many photographers complain about not having enough time in their schedule to shoot for themselves. Clients’ work takes priority over their own …

Landscape Photography

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …