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Reading Needs Writing! A Vital, But Neglected, Message

Every language system has two modes: one for producing messages and one for receiving messages. In spoken language, those two modes are speaking and listening. In written language (literacy), they are writing and reading.<p>A significant discrepancy exists in to the way we conceptualize the two …

Alan Rinzler, on Publishing Past, Present and Future: Part 1

When you are reading the acknowledgments page of a newly purchased book, and you come across effusive thanks from the writer to his/her editor, you can reasonably ask, "Just what does an editor do?" Is such a person merely a handy helpmate who corrects grammatical errors? Is the editor the person …

5 Benefits of Personal Branding for Authors

When I was growing up, my grandfather used to say, "Get an education because once you have it, no one can take it away from you." I feel the same way about authors and their personal brands. As authors, once you build and establish your personal brand, no one can take it away from you.<p>For some …

Freelance Writing: An Interview About Inspiration, Obstacles and Advice

As an author I am routinely interviewed by freelance writers while I promote my work. Over the years I have developed a curiosity into their world of writing. I began my career as an academic and my first publications were scholarly articles followed quickly by books. I earn my living as a book …

Alan Rinzler on Publishing Past, Present and Future: Part 2

Much has changed in the way that writing gets published... and read. Two things, however, remain unchanged: the creative talent of the writer and the intellectual curiosity of the reader.<p>Alan Rinzler has a solid reputation for being a tough, tasteful, and precise editor to many famous writers.<p>"The …

The Secret to Writing Faster

I recently found myself jammed up against a deadline most novelists would have thought impossible to meet. My normal writing pace produced roughly one polished chapter per week. Now, in order to meet my deadline, I had to write a polished chapter <i>every day.</i> I had to learn how to write faster -- …

City of Lost Souls

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>What price is too high to pay, even for love? Plunge into fifth installment the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger …

The Living Cube Maximizes Space in Tiny Apartments, Adds a Guest Bed and Walk-in Closet

Unfortunately, The Living Cube isn’t for sale. So if you want one of your own, you’ll need to either contact its designer, or head to your local home …

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Former Swiss Army Building Converted Into Small Chalet: Arsenal B47

Switzerland-based Ralph Germann Architectes converted a former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space. …

A Backyard Room: Kenjo Outdoor Cottage

Swedish company Kenjo is back with a new prefab called Friluftsstugan, or Outdoor Cottage. The new cottage was designed by Johan Svartnäs and comes …

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DIY Dynamo Bonnie Rush Reveals How She Does It All

MagMaker / August 23, 2013<p>“Do it yourself” projects are more than just a hobby for Bonnie Rush; DIY is the essence of how she experiences the world. …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop