Paul Ryan

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10 Tips For Creating a Bestselling Series

Writers In The Storm welcomes Eve Paludan. I first met Eve at a Desert Rose RWA meeting in Phoenix, AZ. First impression? A bubbly person who lugs …

Write A House Is Giving Writers Free Homes In Detroit

Think of it as a writers-in-residence program ... one that never has to end.<p>A new Detroit nonprofit called Write A House has figured out something to do with Detroit's thousands and thousands of vacant and blighted homes -- fix them up and give them to writers.<p><i>Write House, one of the three homes</i> …

A Novel Experience

Decisions never fully satisfy everyone involved. Often times, what may seem like a compromise, is really just a cloaking mechanism to mask selfish desire. In the case of a struggling family, decisions by one party ripple into life shattering consequences, even when intentions are seemingly …

What I Learned From 100 Rejections in One Year

The first submission, buoyed by all your hopes and dreams of success, practically floats out of your inbox.<p>The 99th doesn't float. It reluctantly crawls towards rejection.<p>Like most modern heartbreaks, it started with an email. "You're really funny," said the author I had contacted. "Are you a …

How I Write: Paul Lynch

The novelist Paul Lynch, whose debut is Red Sky in Morning, talks about Irish writers, advice to aspiring authors, and a funny coincidence at a book …

Try These 30-Minute Writing Challenges

<i>Contestants, the four ingredients you must use to create a dessert for our judges tonight are wild ginger, dandelions, miniature marshmallows and</i> …

Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget

Much has been said about the secrets of creativity and where good ideas come from, but most of that wisdom can be lost on young minds just dipping their toes in the vast and tumultuous ocean of self-initiated creation. Some time ago, artist and writer Austin Kleon — one of my favorite thinkers, a …

5 Opportunities to Increase Your Writing Productivity (Without Actually Writing)

In an ideal world, you’d have many more hours to dedicate to writing.<p>In reality, you carve out what meager “free time” you can, sacrificing things …

Writing

The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>Stephen King brings us two new …

There's No Such Thing as Good Writing: Craig Nova's Radical Revising Process

The author of All the Dead Yale Men doesn't just tweak when he rewrites—he tries on entirely new points of view and genre styles to learn more about the story he's telling.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Craig Nova, …

On Not Thinking Like a Writer, and Other News

By Sadie Stein November 26, 2013<p>“The artist must avoid thinking like a writer.” The letters of Cézanne.<p>“It isn’t only about droll or absurd situations, it’s about the language used to describe those situations.” Paul Auster on Samuel Beckett.<p>In honor of Umberto Eco’s <i>Legendary Lands</i>, maps of …

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels

<b>Although she didn't publish her first novel until she was 42, Phyllis Dorothy James had been writing since childhood.</b><p>Now a celebrated crime writer, she has penned more than 20 books, including The Children Of Men, and the Adam Dalgliesh mystery series.<p>At the age of 93, she says she wants to write …

Writing

Writing to a Theme

<b>By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig</b><p>A few years ago, I got an email from a middle school student. What was the theme of my book?<p>At first I was …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

Hot Springs

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …

Dozens of bodies recovered after violence in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have recovered 44 bodies from the streets of Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, they said on Thursday after inter-religious fighting in the last two days.<p>A Muslim man covers two bodies at a mosque in the PK5 neighbourhood in the capital Bangui December …

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

Cancer

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Pepsi edition Oppo N1 shows up in pictures

Oppo has a hit with their 5.9-inch N1. Many users love this phablet, especially the Asian crowd. The Oppo N1 also became the first device to …

Gear & Gadgets

Smartphone App and Accessory to Help Users Check Their Cholesterol Level

Nowadays, smartphones are used for a variety of purposes, including fitness and health tracking, calorie count, steps walked and a lot more.<p>Recently, …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

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