Catherine C. Turner

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5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Higher education changes a 'fraud on the electorate'

A further surprise has been to find myself the only Vice-Chancellor to say publicly what at least a few actually believe. I have tried to understand …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

ABC not to blame for commercial broadcasters' loss of revenue

Let me dive in to the murky waters of commercial media and clean them up for you. These were once rivers of gold where the likes of Fairfax Media and …

London Art Exhibit Made Out of Lego

Art

Relive The 'Blood Moon' With These Dazzling Lunar Eclipse Photos

Skywatchers were treated to the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year early Wednesday, Oct. 8, and it was quite a show (scroll down for some dazzling photos).<p>A "blood moon" occurs when the reddish hue from a sunset or sunrise reflects onto the moon's surface during a full lunar eclipse, …

Homer's Last Theorem

David S. Cohen pictured in the Dwight Morrow High School yearbook of 1984. The running joke was that everyone on the Math Team was co-captain, so …

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, U.K.

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a …

William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day

It is not uncommon for great artists to bring literary classics to pictorial life, from Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy to Matisse’s 1935 etchings for <i>Ulysses</i> to Salvador Dalí’s prolific illustrations for <i>Don Quixote</i> in 1946, the essays of Montaigne in 1947, <i>Alice in</i> …

Writing Advice…Past Tense or Present Tense?

November 8, 2013 | By Emma Darwin | 35 Replies More<p><i>Emma Darwin teaches creative writing and is currently working on her third novel. We asked her if</i> …

Bad Cover = Bad Sales (Why you need Professional Cover Art)

While writing your novel, you are a creator. A wordsmith. An artist. But, as soon as that novel’s finished, you’re about to take the next step in …

2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, “children’s” (though we all know what that means), and pets and animals, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists concludes with the year’s best …

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)<p>In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, <i>Tropic of</i> …

The 24 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women From 2013

Thought-provoking, hilarious, heart-wrenching writing by women was everywhere this year -- despite some suggestions to the contrary. So for the second year in a row we've curated a list of pieces we felt reflected some of the most insightful female voices of the year.<p>To make the list, a piece had …

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized

The early bird gets the Pulitzer … sort of.<p><i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King observed in his excellent meditation on the art of “creative sleep” and wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational</i> …

Hans Christian Andersen’s Little-Known Sketches: The Beloved Storyteller’s Illustrated Travelogue of Europe

<b>Hans Christian Andersen</b> (April 2, 1805–August 4, 1875) forever changed storytelling with his timeless fairy tales, but he was also among those rare famous creators with multiple talents: After he received a small travel grant from the King of Denmark in his late twenties, Andersen, a prolific …

The 7-Word Autobiographies of Famous Writers, Artists, Musicians, and Philosophers

Since 2005, the <i>LIVE from the NYPL</i> program masterminded and anchored by intellectual impresario Paul Holdengräber — one of the most interesting people to ever encounter, should you be so fortunate — has transformed the New York Public Library into a wonderland of stimulating conversations on …

6 Reasons Authors Still Want Publishers - Books & Such Literary Management

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner<p>In an age when so many of the “big stories” in publishing are about amazing self-pub successes, I’m hearing some writers …

Pozible announces private crowd funding

<b>A new service has come to crowd-funding site Pozible, allowing you to select exactly who you want to be able to see a campaign.</b><p>You might be wondering …

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News

This season has been ripe with Kurt Vonnegut releases, from the highly anticipated collection of his letters to his first and last works introduced by his daughter, shedding new light on the beloved author both as a complex character and a masterful storyteller. All the recent excitement reminded …