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Infographic: 20 ways to conquer writer’s block

Every writer has faced a moment when the words failed to appear.<p>The yawning whiteness of a blank word document can stymie even the most prolific …

Creative Writing

Doctors say 'superblood' may work against deadly malignancies

New therapy seen as possible treatment for pancreatic cancer and triple-negative breast cancer, among others.<p>Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called “superblood” — …

Cancer

Is the 'Digital Nomad' Life as Good as It Sounds?

Nia Howard, a recent college graduate from California, seems comfortable living 8,000 miles from home with a group of complete strangers, many of them old enough to be her parents. Her daily existence near Canggu, Bali, which includes hikes through rice paddies, midday swims, and lots of tropical …

Hung Up

I Went From $4k to $8k Per Month in Writing Income with These Essential Skills

When I decided I wanted to become a full-time freelance writer, I was honest with myself about which industries and skills would earn me decent money.<p>…

8 Creepy Books That Aren't Scary - Riveted

I’m not at all into blood and gore, but I do love the haunted, eerie atmospheric worlds inside books until my own house feels full of ghosts and just …

5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt

A Novel<p>How far would you go for a book that would blow your mind — for good? In Tim Wirkus’ <i>The Infinite Future</i>, three troubled people obsessed with …

Books

3 Compensation Secrets Airlines Don't Want You to Know

'Tis the season of overcrowded airports, overbooked flights, and massive airline delays. On the bright side, you may be entitled to more than you …

Flying

A 10-Point Checklist For Writing A Killer Blog Post

Writing a blog post isn’t exactly rocket science. But, there are definitely strategies that can take a good blog post and make it <i>great</i>.<p>I’ve written literally thousands of blog posts for sites like Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and many others. So I’ve learned a few strategies for …

Creative Writing

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Language

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

How I Do It: Anne Rice on Writing Technique

Gothic novelist Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the author of over 30 novels. Her first novel, Interview with the …

Creative Writing

Third Grader Pens Epic Poem On Feminism And Twitter Is Dying Over It

From the mouths of babes, we get epic poems about feminism<p>You’re never too young to express your feelings about modern feminism, that’s for sure. An …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

• <b>Author:</b> John Baxter<p>“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday<p>Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists …

26 Underrated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gems You Shouldn’t Miss

A Novel<p>In this masterpiece of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy focuses on Connie Ramos, a woman who bears witness to two possible futures: one an …

Books
Writing

How to Write a Love Letter to a Stranger: An Interview With Hannah Brencher

In 2010, Hannah Brencher was riding the 4 Train in New York City, feeling sort of mellow.<p>She'd moved recently, from Boston, and was struggling emotionally.<p>Across from her on the subway, she noticed an older woman.<p>"She looked so lonely," Brencher recalls. "And I really wanted to reach out and grab …

What if? Alternative history’s butterfly moments reach lift-off

The Amazon adaptation of The Man in the High Castle, in which the Nazis won the second world war, marks a new stage in the genre’s success. Here, we survey the best of what alternative history has to offer<p>With Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle now showing on …

Books