Austin Zemke

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Where Do Writers’ Ideas Come From?

If there’s one thing writers like writing about, it’s writing. It’s a topic that has attracted the attention of talents as diverse as Mr Ernest …

Use strong nouns to fortify your writing

By now, the writers and editors who read <i>PR Daily</i> are familiar with the advice to use strong verbs.<p>They are the powerhouse of your sentence, and …

Learn About Using First-Person Point of View in Fiction Writing

Learn About First-Person Point of View in Fiction<p>Updated October 08, 2017<p>Point of view in fiction simply means who tells the story. In first-person …

100 Little Things in Zelda: Breath of the Wild That Will Blow Your Mind

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a triumphant achievement in world design and free-form, physics-based gameplay. In a radical departure …

Suck at Writing? 9 Quick Fixes to Turn You Into a Writing Pro | Inc.com

Business writing is extremely powerful.<p>The right words can drive business and your success plan. The right content can lead to all sorts or positive outcomes. Great writing can boost website performance or a social media campaign. A killer press release can lead to a great media opportunity. And, …

Creative Writing

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

Which is your best physical feature? Why do you like it? Describe it.<p>Do you have a vivid early childhood memory? Describe it using the five …

Creative Writing

The Only Character Questionnaire You Need: 94 Questions For The Characters We Create

<b>Creating Characters – From The Cradle To The Grave</b><p>I read a Facebook post a few days ago. Jane’s mother had died unexpectedly and she wanted her …

Writing

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

“In nearly all good fiction, the basic — all but inescapable — plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite …

Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

Google has previously taught its artificial intelligence to play games, and it's even capable of creating its own encryption. Now, its language …

The Universe Might Have a Delete Button - And It Could Destroy Physics as We Know It

Eep.<p>Here’s something to think about - physicists have proposed that the Universe could have a 'self destruct' mechanism, whereby everything in …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on …

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Why critics are calling 'The Witch' the scariest movie they've seen in years

"The Witch" is a 1630s-set horror film that has been stunning audiences since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.<p>The trailer has been talked about for months on social media, and tracking indicates it could make $10 million in its opening weekend on a $1 million budget. On Friday, …

Why J.J. Abrams is only directing one of the new 'Star Wars' movies — and regrets it

"The Force Awakens" director will serve as executive producer on the next movie, "Episode VIII," but is passing the director's torch to Rian Johnson ("Looper"), who also penned the script.<p>That script is to blame for Abrams' regret, Greg Grunberg, an actor and Abrams' lifelong friend, told the …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

10 fantasy book series that aren't 'A Song of Ice and Fire'

You love <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but there's only so many times you can read the five available entries in the best-selling series before you go insane — and …

10 Post-Human Entities Who Could Inherit The Earth

<i>Homo sapiens sapiens</i> has had a pretty good run for a species confident enough to name ourselves the “wise, wise guys.” But we are reaching a point …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Learning a programming language is difficult, but with this infographic you'll at least be able to get a decent idea of what you're getting into!

Programming Languages

Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

Every once in a great while, something almost unspeakable happens to Earth. Some terrible force reaches out and tears the tree of life limb from …

Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015

Bernard Meyerson<p>Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise …

Wait, There’s Life On Saturn’s Moon, Titan? We Explain.

We’ve been looking for alien life for quite a while, pretty much as soon as we discovered outer space. But while the headlines you’ve seen about life on Saturn’s moon, Titan, are a bit misleading, the discovery they’re talking about is enormously exciting.<p><b>Why would we even care about a moon …

Best mobile games of February 2015 (pictures)

Mobile Gaming

Turn Your Handwriting into a Font for Free

Think your handwriting is pretty neat? Well here’s your chance to share it with the world by turning it into a font, and it gets better, it’s free to do thanks to the good people at MyScriptFont.com<p>The process is quite simple, though you will need access to a printer and flatbed scanner. After your …

Typography

Thumper is a gorgeous, terrifying new rhythm game from ex-Rock Band developers

<b>Watch in 60 fps on YouTube!</b><p><i>Thumper</i> is a game that snuck up on me. Over five years in the making, it's the debut title from Drool, a two-man indie team comprised of Marc Flury, an ex-Harmonix programmer living in Seoul, South Korea; and Brian Gibson, an artist at Harmonix who you may know as one …