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The father searching for his abducted son

<b>An illegal market in children has developed in China, in which babies are being openly sold online. Police say many of the victims are from the estimated 20,000 children abducted each year - a crime with a devastating impact on separated children and parents.</b><p>It was a few days before the Chinese New …

Chinese New Year

SEO Tips: 5 Ways To Increase A Writer's Googleability

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>Googleability—the likelihood of being found by an Internet search engine, especially Google—is an integral part of establishing a recognizable brand or author persona in the greater writing community. There are many ways to attract the attention of the allusive Googlebots …

Effective Ways to Open Your Blog Post With A Bang

Next to the headline, the opening paragraph is the most important part of a blog post because it’s going to determine whether or not readers will …

Social Media Mistakes on Facebook: These CAN Doom You

I had to check out Facebook for at least a few more seconds. I mean, it is not everyday that I come across a Facebook Group composed of my grammar …

Jack Kerouac Lists 9 Essentials for Writing Spontaneous Prose

Jack Kerouac wants you to turn writing into “free deviation (association) of mind into limitless blow-on-subject seas of thought, swimming in sea of …

5 Twitter Tools to Increase Your Blog Retweets

Shares 6K<p>Are you leveraging social proof to get more shares on Twitter?<p>Are you giving readers a one-click way to tweet your blog posts?<p>When it comes …

10 Simple Hacks That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic

<i>This is a guest contribution from Garrett Moon, co-founder of CoSchedule.</i><p>Of course, you know that writing more blog posts will increase your blog …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Ghosts, ghouls and demon lovers: writers on their favourite haunted tales

From surprisingly scary characters in Harry Potter to wartime spirits, John Boyne, Helen Dunmore, Penelope Lively and Jeanette Winterson pick their favourite ghoulish tales<p><b>John Boyne</b><p>My favourite ghost story is The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens, which was first published in his periodical All the …

Ontario high school students struggle to get their volunteer hours

Hundreds of Ontario Grade 12 students scramble to graduate at the last minute because they have not done their 40 mandatory hours of volunteer work, …

Urban Planner: December 5, 2013

<b>History:</b> The name “Mesopotamia” derives from a Greek term meaning “land between the rivers.” The Royal Ontario Museum’s latest major exhibit, which …

Here are some Christmas gifts that writers will actually use. (Hint: they're not blank notebooks.) http://www.themillions.com/2013/12/the-ultimate-list-25-gifts-that-writers-will-actually-use.html

Nostalgia Week: 'Candy' by Samira Kawash - Blog Post

<i>Yesterday, we got reacquainted with our favorite childhood toys. For today's Nostalgia Week guest post, we're turning our focus to another childhood</i> …

What to read after 'Gone Girl' - Blog Post

Readers of our December issue know that we've dubbed Gillian Flynn's <i>Gone Girl</i> the breakout book of 2012. A word-of-mouth sensation, this novel is …

The 10 Best Books You’re Sure to Find in Any Airport Bookstore

It happens to all of us: the flight delay, or the unexpected layover, and you suddenly find yourself without adequate reading material. Magazines are …

Get a New Leash On Life

I am sitting in an empty hotel room, but I am not alone. From my left ear marches a steady string of tiny people, even smaller than lilliputians, …

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1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list

Selected by the Guardian’s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels – no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems – from any decade and in any language. Originally published in thematic supplements – love, crime, comedy, family and self, state of the nation, science …

Halloween spirits: literature's haunted houses

From Horace Walpole to Helen Oyeyemi, writers' imaginations are still possessed by these constructions<p>From Poe, King and Lovecraft to Woolf, Wharton and even Ali Smith, there's a long list of authors who've lurked in the literary shadow of the haunted house. So what's the explanation for such …

10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

As a kid I was obsessed with an abandoned house in the cow pasture across the street from my friend Anna's house. We never went inside, but just walking by was enough to freak me out. tThe roof caved in on the stone walls, every window was a punched-out eye, and I knew that if there was a murderer …

12 Evil Ways to Make Your Book More Marketable

Look, we've all seen the same lists preaching better methods of how to sell books -- this isn't exactly that kind of list. This list focuses more on desperation and depravity, the Double D's. Having Double D's will help you sell anything better; particularly if you get right up in people's faces …

Quinoa Recipes: Eat Quinoa at Breakfast

Anyone who thinks that quinoa is just for lunch and dinner needs to use this ancient grain in their breakfast routine. Versatile, protein-packed quinoa is a delicious resource when creating a satisfying and healthy start to your day. Let these three quinoa-filled recipes inspire you to get creative …

Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts | Women's Health

To help you avoid a super-packed yoga class or that waitlist for treadmills, here are 13 diverse workouts that are totally doable in your living room, kitchen, or wherever. And to keep your downstairs neighbors or your S.O. happy, they're all free of jumping or running moves.<p>On top of all of that, …