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7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

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Happiness

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The irresistible rise of the short story

Why the short story is the perfect literary form for the 21st century<p>There’s no doubt about it, the short story is having “a moment”. It started this time last year, when <b>Lydia Davis</b>, not so much a short-story writer as a short-short-story writer (some of her tales are only a sentence long) won the …

Interviews with Authors - David Baldacci - Gotham Writers Workshop

David Baldacci<p>David Baldacci is the author of many bestselling thrillers such as <i>The Target</i> and <i>The Innocent</i>.<p>What is your method for overcoming …

Writing

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep…Literally - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Writers of ages past produced their masterworks without a computer, or even a typewriter, for centuries. Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare—each made …

Should You Fire Your Literary Agent? The 10 Signs That It’s Time To Say Good-bye - Writer's Relief, Inc.

It’s not easy to make the decision to leave your literary agency. No writer wants to fire a literary agent. Usually, literary agents and writers …

How To Find A Writing Mentor - Writer's Relief, Inc.

January 13 is “Make Your Dreams Come True Day,” and one of the smartest ways to achieve your dream of becoming a successful author is to find a …

Writers: 10 Ways To Stay Sane When You’re On A Deadline - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Deadlines are a fact of life for writers. And sometimes it’s hard to stay sane when you’re facing a tight deadline (or two or three…). Whether it’s a …

8 Writing Strategies For People Who Say They Can't Write

In many cases, the more important the writing task, the more the would-be writer freezes up. The result can be something of a Mobius strip of anxiety turned into fear turned into more anxiety, and what you're left with is a blank page.<p>To help you work through writer's block, consider the strategies …

7 Tips for Writing a Killer Press Release

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Think of a husband--well, like Michael Long's father--whose wife asks him to tighten a loosened screw or fix some doohickey around the house.<p>Rather than go down to the basement to rummage about in the toolkit, Old Man Long would use a butter knife from the …

The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing

Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up …

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

How to Be a Writer: Hemingway’s Advice to Aspiring Authors

<b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) has contributed a great deal to the collected advice of great writers, from his famous admonition against the dangers of ego to his short and stellar Nobel Prize acceptance speech. But some of his finest wisdom springs to life in a 1935 <i>Esquire</i> piece …

The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great

The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.<p>If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.<p>One transformative piece …

Televisions

Three Sisters Over 100 Years Old Share Their Secrets to a Long Life

To live a long and happy life, just listen to sisters Rubye Cox, Ruth Branum and Rose Shloss, who are each over 100 years old.<p>So how exactly did the …

Great Depression

Here's What I Tell People When They Ask How to Crush it as a LinkedIn Writer

In the spring of 2014, we rolled out the ability for any to publish long-form content on LinkedIn. Our goal was simple: to allow anyone, anywhere to …

The Thrill of the Write

Recently I read on Kirkus about novelists “who do really funky research.” Like Jodi Picoult who spent time in a prison. Susan Minot traveled to …

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

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Over 75% of Unilever's Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

A factory worker collects plastic waste for recycling in Port Sunlight. | Image credit: Unilever<p>Related:<p>Unilever announced today that all of its …

Sustainability

Being easier on yourself can improve your health

Scientists at Brandeis University say the kinder you are are on yourself, the longer you will live<p>It has long been believed that an individual’s ability to deal with stress has an impact on their long-term health.<p>Now, new research has proven this hypothesis to be true, suggesting that learning to …

4 Tips For Telling a Compelling Business Story

In a lot of ways, people don’t buy products anymore – they buy into your business’s story. That means companies must constantly refine their stories …