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The Potential of Attention - Mind and Body

Like a frightened hedgehog curling into a ball, photons in light wave form may “collapse” into particles when subject to human attention, according …

36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

These 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<p>As a blogger, writing is no doubt an integral part of your life. Be it fiction, or …

Hilary Hahn, one of the world’s best-known violinists, is flawless in first of two weekend performances with the Utah Symphony

Hilary Hahn came to Abravanel Hall Friday night and showed the near-sellout crowd exactly why she’s one of the two or three best-known violinists in …

Violinist Calms Stranded JFK Passengers with Solo Performance

<b>1010 WINS</b>– A professional violinist treated stranded and weary passengers to some beautiful classical music during major delays at New York City’s …

New Classical Tracks: Anne Akiko Meyers is caught up in 'Fantasia'

Anne Akiko Meyers is back with her 35th release, 'Fantasia,' named after the work composed for her by one of her idols, Finnish composer Einojuhani …

Consider These 3 Books to Beef Up Your Writing Game

Writing can be such a fickle, fickle friend. When going well, your fingers can barely keep up with the pace of intriguing thoughts spilling from your …

Why Books on the Craft of Writing Are Worth a Read

There’s always more to learn. This is true for any discipline, from the most inscrutable conceptual art to the most straightforward physical efforts. It’s certainly true for writing as well – whether a writer has emerged from an MFA or PhD program or is entirely self-taught, there’s always room to …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …

Writing

How to Structure a Screenplay

With the advent of digital photography, more shutterbugs than ever have taken to calling themselves photographers and many have even gone into …

10 Basic Dos And Dont's For Plotting

At its most basic, a plot is about at least two characters who have opposing goals. The conflict that results turns an idea into a story that can be …

How to Write When You Least Feel Like It

Writing is tough. Sure, there’s the days when we hit our ‘flow’ state; words pour from our minds faster than we can type, plot twists strike like …

This One Trick Helped Me Write and Sell 30 Short Stories

<b>TN Wesley</b><p>To date, I have sold over 60 short stories to glossy magazines. Advice columns inspired me to write close to half of those stories. Whenever …

Tips for Writing About Distant Lands in Fiction

Writing about an unfamiliar location—a place you haven’t lived, a place you’ve only visited, a place you’re putting a fictional spin on—can be tough. …

Writing

Here's the original 3-page outline George R.R. Martin wrote for 'Game of Thrones' in 1993

<b>Warning: There are possible spoilers ahead for the "Game of Thrones" series.</b><p>There are currently five "Game of Thrones" books with a few more in the works. However, author George R.R. Martin's original plan was for the series to be a trilogy.<p>Redditor TheNextRobin noticed a tweet from UK bookseller …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

These tips will teach you how to get thousands of shares on your content.<p>I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. He's investing a ton of time and effort into creating posts, but they are not …

8 Character Development Exercises to Help You Nail Your Character

August 21, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>Even the most fast-paced, action-driven novels need compelling characters to keep readers engaged. …

10 Easy Edits to Improve Your Manuscript Right Now

<i>A list of ten simple edits that can immediately improve whatever writing you're working on.</i> <b>Column</b> by <b>Repo Kempt</b>I routinely edit manuscripts for …

Story plots: 7 tips to be more original

Clichéd story plots weaken an otherwise good story, a story where characters and settings are vivid. To tell a story that feels original and …

Creative Writing

9 common punctuation mistakes that make you look dumb

National Punctuation Day is celebrated every year in the US on September 24.<p>Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, the day was created to celebrate the correct usage of all punctuation, from the "lowly comma" to the "ever-mysterious ellipsis."<p>In honor of National Punctuation Day this year, INSIDER rounded …

Linguistics

Writing & Editing

How Can I Turn My Abundance of Story Ideas Into a Bestselling Book?

How do I write a whole book, if I have lots of ideas, but when I start to write, it doesn't make any sense? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Karen Lord, Author, socioeconomic …

Creative Writing

10 Methods to Make Your Character Likeable

A key point of writing a successful story is to have likeable characters. This is usually a must for the protagonist, but the cast overall should …

How To Write A First Draft Without Giving Up

Julian Gough, Irish novelist, memoirist, poet and playwright, gives densely packed advice in his essay How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing. He …

5 Essential Books On Writing

Every writer needs a collection of solid craft books. Some might help you craft more concise sentences, sell more books, or create killer plot …

I’ll Never Be ‘Low Maintenance’ — And That’s Okay

Not being ‘needy’ is an impossible goal — especially for people with mental or physical illness.Continue reading on The Establishment »

Relationships

When You Are Depressed, Create!

Depression doesn’t discriminate. Everyone is a potential target for it, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, geographical location, or income. We …

Los Angeles

3 Negative Personality Traits That Might Actually Benefit You

Have you ever been criticized for being easily distracted? Disorganized, maybe? Do people frequently tell you that your pessimism won’t take you …

Personality

Getting Intimate With Your Tarot Deck

Have you ever noticed that someone does not necessarily have to be book-smart to be a good lover? Well, the same is true with the tarot. Sometimes …

Spirituality

Birthday Tarot Spread

The birthday tarot spread is used to help you plot a course toward achieving specific goals before your next birthday. It also tells you where you …