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The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Books

Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Plot Backward

So you’re doing prep work, breaking the story. Problem is, the story is breaking YOU! The plot is a mess, you can’t figure it out, bits and pieces …

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write

Ever heard of Writer's Block?<p>I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write …

Creative Writing

David Sedaris on his new book, 'Theft by Finding'

Ever since NPR listeners heard his breakout “SantaLand Diaries” on “Morning Edition” in 1992, David Sedaris has become a reigning master of crystalline social commentary and blisteringly humorous self-reflection. His unforgettable autobiographical essay collections, written in just the last …

How to Make Your Life More Meaningful This Year

Save money. Take up yoga. Stop binge-watching Netflix. At the beginning of every year we start by making a list of resolutions. By the time December …

Northwestern University

The Hero’s Journey

<b>The Hero’s Journey</b> is a pattern discovered in mythological stories by the American Scholar, Joseph Campbell. Campbell maintained that all …

Six Tried and Tested Methods for Writing a Novel

There are two sides to novel writing: either you’re a planner or a seat-of-the-pants-er. This article is primarily directed at the planners out there …

Creative Writing

12 Books Coming Out This Fall for Stephen King Fans

It's the perfect season to settle in with a mesmerizing new work of horror, suspense, or dark fantasy.

Stephen King

Top 10 dodgy lawyers in literature

Some legal eagles are less Atticus Finch and more Dr Gonzo – and many of literature’s most memorable lawyers are as morally compromised as the rest of humanity. Here are 10 of the best<p>Law is the profession of rectitude. Its practitioners are buttoned-up, suit-wearing sesquipedalians, imprisoned by …

Literature

100 Must-Read Plays Not by Shakespeare

Besides reading, one of my favorite things to do is to go to the theatre. A good play offers many of the same pleasures as a good book—compelling and …

William Shakespeare

How To Make Your Brand's Story As Captivating As Star Wars And Wizard Of Oz

Hollywood knows something B2B storytellers don't.<p>It's something businesses need to know if they're going to craft coherent, effective brand stories.<p>What is it? The short answer is, everybody likes a hero.<p>We recently interviewed Park Howell, Founder of Business of Story, and he laid out the 10-part …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

34 of the Prettiest Places in London

These shots of England's capital city will make you want to book a flight ASAP.<p>London has some stiff competition across the Atlantic when it comes to the prettiest city; Paris and Positano rival its romance, as do the winding corridors of Amsterdam and Venice. Pretty Little London was born with the …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

5 uncomfortable truths about blackness in the Dominican Republic

1. In the late 1930’s, then dictator Rafael Trujillo oversaw the ethnic cleansing of thousands of Haitians.<p>This was often known as the The Parsley …

Dominican Republic