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Writing a Trilogy: Essential Tips for Crafting a Three-Part Series

<b>By Dan Koboldt</b><p>Writing a trilogy or a multi-book series has numerous advantages, especially for writers of genre fiction. From an efficiency …

Writing

The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to …

Quantum Computing

The Daredevil disaster: how Ben Affleck almost burnt Marvel to the ground

When Ben Affleck sat down with a group of journalists in a Los Angeles hotel room in early February 2003, the encounter did not go as he had hoped. He was there, in theory at least, promoting his new movie – an adaptation of the beloved Marvel comic book series, Daredevil.<p>Among the gathered press …

Comics

The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Nutrition

Demonized Smartphones Are Just Our Latest Technological Scapegoat

As if there wasn’t enough angst in the world, what with the Washington soap opera, #MeToo, false nuclear alerts, and a general sense of apprehension, …

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

Astronomy

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their Debate Whether Science Is Humanity's Best Hope Continues Today

In the midst of contemporary science's stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo's genes, …

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

Books

Harlequin Romance Excerpts About Office Encounters

Dave strode up to Jessica. He asked her how her weekend was, and deep, deep within her she knew that her response would be “It was good.” Then, out of nowhere, even though her brain was yelling at her to stay quiet, she felt a powerful urge to ask him how his weekend was, too.<p>They entered the …

Antagonist examples: How to write great adversaries

Literature is full of fantastic antagonists who make it hard for the story’s central characters to reach their goals. Read antagonist examples from …

Writing

Neal Stephenson on magic, technology, and the lure of long books

One of Justin Trudeau’s and Barack Obama’s favourite writers teams up with Nicole Galland for ‘The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.’<p>If any writer should be …

79 Websites To Get Freelance Jobs Fast

If you’re a freelancer, or if you want to become one, chances are your services are in demand. Freelancers now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce and companies are always looking to outsource and work with them to meet their business goals. All you have to do is get out there and find these …

Employment

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is About Empowering People, Not The Rise Of The Machines

The world is changing. There’s no way around this fact.<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now. And, whether you know it or not, it will affect you.<p>Billions of people and countless machines are connected to each other. Through groundbreaking technology, unprecedented processing power and speed, and …

Manufacturing

14 Points To Consider Before You Write The Ending

<b>The end is near</b><p>Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most …

Writing

5 Ways To Make $1000 Without Leaving Your Home

$1000 a month may seem like a lot to earn as a side hustle. However, it isn’t when you break it down into simple tasks that need to be completed with a dollar amount attached to it.<p>$1000 can be made in the following ways:<p>4 products or services sold for $250 each<br>• 10 products or services sold for $100 …

Small Business

55 Freelance Businesses You Can Start For Free Tomorrow Morning

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re not alone.<p>Many people around the world are sidestepping their fears, ditching the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and setting out to make money on their own off of their skills and passions. Now’s the perfect time to do so – the demand for creative freelancers has …

Small Business

Love gaming? This Iowa university has created the perfect major for you

Cyndi Wiley predicted a few raised eyebrows when she pitched a new major at Grand View University that focused on computer gaming.<p>"I expected a lot …

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Java

Kurt Vonnegut’s Greatest Writing Advice

Today, if you can believe it, makes it ten years since we lost one of the greatest American writers—and, no matter how he tried to deny it, one of …

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan on storytelling, Project Scorpio support and overall number of heroes

Blizzard developer speaks to IBTimes UK ahead of this week's Bafta Game Awards.<p>Jeff Kaplan, director of hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch, is in …

Overwatch