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Share This With Anyone Who Doesn't Understand Depression

Let's beat the stigma together.<p>Nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, but so many more of us have a hard time understanding the disease. As the TED-Ed video above points out, depression is much harder to see, and thus to understand, than a case of obesity or a broken leg, for …

7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel (& How to Avoid Them)

There are a lot of ways not to do something.Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first …

Writing

Books That Understand Bipolar Better Than "Homeland"

Showtime’s TV drama <i>Homeland</i> was one of the first shows that I ever really binge-watched. Aside from the thrilling pace and the outstanding …

What is good writing? 7 factors that make fiction great

You want to write fiction that your readers will fall in love with, but what is good writing, exactly? These are seven elements of fiction that …

Creative Writing

How to Write Something That People Will Actually Read

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>"As for how to write well,” writes Paul Graham, “here’s the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary.”<p>It’s all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow …

Handy Web Animations Tools

There are many web animation tools available in the market right now which helps web designers and developers create interactive animations with …

JavaScript

Write Better: How An Editor (Or Coach) Can Help You

<i>The editor’s job is simple. Sort wheat from chaff. Point out chaff. Encourage more wheat.</i><br>-AnonymousHow do you feel when you send your writing project …

Writing

World Mental Health Day 2015 – Some Books to Try

Suffering from a mental illness is a terrifying experience. To the outside world, it seems trivial, harmless and invisible, but to those of us …

Telling Writers to Avoid the Passive Is Bad Advice

Telling writers to avoid the passive is bad advice. Linguistic research has shown that the passive construction has a number of indispensable …

Writing

6 Monsters Killing Your Writing Ability

When was the last time you sat down to write, and all you could generate was the flashing cursor on your screen? Has it ever happened to you? Recently, I was writing a post for my site and encountered a severe case of "what am I supposed to write next?" I identified these six monsters and took …

How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

15 Phrases That Are Basically Sex To Socially Anxious People

"We can leave after an hour." OH THANK GOD.

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many of these do you get wrong?<p>Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used …

Etymology

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Don’t Make These Common Writing Mistakes

People judge you by your writing, so getting a word wrong can make you look bad. Be sure to avoid these common writing errors in your next email:<p><b>Affect/Effect:</b> <i>Affect</i> is a verb; <i>effect</i> is a noun. It affected him. The effect was startling.• <b><br>All Right/Alright:</b> Although <i>alright</i> is gaining ground, the …

StorySimple

<b>StorySimple</b> means that you will never have to stare at another blank PowerPoint document waiting for inspiration to strike. Neuroscientists, …

Artist Uses Fallen Autumn Leaves As Canvases For Gorgeous Paintings

Image via Joanna Wirażka<p><b>As autumn comes</b> and leaves begin to fall, Polish artist Joanna Wirażka puts them to good use.<p><b>She collects</b> fallen leaves and …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

The Three Mistakes Writers Make That Stop Us Reading Their Books

It's a lazy Saturday afternoon and I'm looking forward to reading a book. I make a cup of coffee, retreat to my room and settle down. After 10 pages, …

Creative Writing

Here Are The Top 10 Most Banned Books A.K.A. Your Required Reading List

It's that magical time of year again, where we celebrate the wonder that is imagination, literature and progress through Banned Books Week.<p>Every year …

How to Write a Novel: A Simple Process for Beating Writer’s Block

Posts:793Group:Global ModeratorsMember#2Joined:Sep 3, 2015<p>GIVEAWAY: Monica is giving away 10 copies of her latest book, Write Better, Faster: How To …

Things not to say to someone with anxiety or depression

As many of my close friends and family know, I have dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and generalized anxiety. That means I am regularly sad and …

Books for teenagers should reflect real life - and that includes sex and swearing

Ted Dawe, whose novel Into The River has been banned in New Zealand due to swearing and sexual content, explains why censoring teen books doesn’t make any sense<p>When I was about nine or 10 years old I was playing scrabble with my parents and my grandmother when I made this word. It made the other …

27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

Posts:793Group:Global ModeratorsMember#2Joined:Sep 3, 2015<p>When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and …

Creative Writing
Mental Health

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Nigeria

How to paint a digital watercolour portrait

Watercolour as a traditional media offers artists a particularly expressive power. With practice and dedication, it's possible to mix colour and …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.

What people with anxiety actually hear in everyday situations

While hearing the dreaded phrase, ‘we need to talk’, can get anyone pretty worked up, people diagnosed with anxiety can have a way rougher …

Mental Health