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Short Story Shortcuts: Make A Big Impact With Fewer Words

To successfully write short fiction, you need to make a big impact in as few words as possible. So every choice you make as an author needs to be …

Fearless Feature Film Writers: Creating Your One-Pager

Paula Landry gives tips on creating a one-pager, often called a "leave behind," allowing you to better share your screenplay pitch with executives. …

Screenwriting

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas – back to back. Each was conceived as a short, self-contained season. Each had a single talented and idiosyncratic director for the entire season, and each dispensed with the …

Feminism

When the Supreme Court Doesn't Care About Facts

The conservative justices seem prepared to decide Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, a case that could harm public sector unions, without so much as a factual record.<p>Midway through Monday’s oral argument in <i>Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and</i> …

3 Simple Steps to Master the Rule of Show, Don’t Tell

Show, don’t tell is one of the classic adages about writing. But what does it really mean? Ross Brown explains how what the character does defines …

Screenwriting

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive

The infamous "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli is in jail, but the egregious drug-price-gouging scheme that shocked America and made him a household name last year is still doing just fine.<p>Now, you'll recall Shkreli is not in jail for price gouging, but defrauding investors.<p>But we know who he is because …

Pharma

How To Use Foreshadowing With Confidence – Part 1

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>At its best, foreshadowing can drastically deepen a story, lending new weight to structure and character. That’s why, in this …

7 Quick Ways to Make Money Investing $1,000

A thousand bucks is not a lot of money but it is enough, if you're shrewd, to make a lot of money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're sitting on at least $1000 and it's scratching an itch in your pocket, consider investing it rather than spending it on something …

20 books everyone should read in their 30s

These classic books are worth reading at any age, but the more life experience you have, the more fulfilling you'll find them.<p>From New York Times bestsellers to cult classics, to stories with motivating life lessons, here are 20 books that everyone should read in their 30s, in no particular order.

JK Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing

Last month, I brought to your attention Neil Gaiman’s rules of writing. He’s not the only accomplished writer who ascribes to a set of rules. Today, …

Creative Writing

Crows Are Doing the Best They Can

It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a <i>murder</i>.<p>In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill …

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.<p>One out of every six premature deaths in the …

Public Health

First Ten Pages: Black Swan (2010)

<b>Script breakdown by Travis Maiuro</b><b><br>Written by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and Jon McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz</b><p><i>Black Swan</i> is a deliciously dark …

Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Understanding the Formatting of a Screenplay (and Why It All Matters)

Most filmmakers know scripts follow a very particular format, but do they know why they do?<p>Thanks to all of the low-cost/free screenwriting programs …

50 Quick Writing Prompts for Journals, Blogs, and Essays

Are you stuck for something to write about? Maybe you're scratching your head trying to come up with a fresh idea for a personal essay—a narrative or …

We're Nowhere Near Prepared for the Ecological Disaster That Harvey Is Becoming

Three decades of bad decisions have led us to this moment.<p>It is the Christian thing to do in the middle of tragedies like the one currently unfolding along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf coast not to politicize human suffering and, certainly, the stories of people rescuing their fellow citizens from this …

Extreme Weather

How to Make a Fortune With $100

Seven entrepreneurs share businesses you can start from practically nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs never start because they're waiting for the perfect idea or don't have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race.<p>These …

How to Write Plot Twists That Really Mess with People's Heads

Explore the mechanics of a plot twist.<p>We can all name films with great plot twists—<i>The Usual Suspects</i>, <i>The Sixth Sense</i>, and <i>Fight Club</i> are just a …

Need Money to Buy Land? Here Are Several Ways to Borrow.

Borrow Money to Fund a Land Purchase<p>Where to Get Loans to Buy Land<p>Updated July 25, 2017<p>Buying land allows you to build the home of your dreams or …

The White House is only telling you half of the sad story of what happened to American jobs

White House Trade Council head Peter Navarro was explaining what he sees as the biggest problem with the American economy since the 1990s that exacerbated inequality and left the American worker in the lurch.<p>"Well, I think you start with the idea that we've had 15 years of subpar growth — 2 percent …

Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World?

Last fall, when I visited Kawangware, a densely populated slum outside Nairobi, Kenya, the morning was bright, and a breeze provided a welcome respite from the smell of the open sewers that run like septic capillaries through the back streets and alleys. Extreme poverty makes life difficult here, …

Bill Gates

How ‘Inside Out’ Teaches Screenwriters the Trick to Writing A Personal Script — Watch

The Oscar-winning Pixar movie is a masterclass in personal screenwriting.<p>The geniuses over at Pixar are well regarded for their breakthroughs in …

Animation

Without Hokusai’s Great Wave there would be no modern art

By the time Katsushika Hokusai painted The Great Wave he was already a celebrity in Japan. The iconic print was produced in 1831 as part of a print series, Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji, when the Japanese artist was 71 years old. Within a few years of his death at 89 in 1849, Hokusai’s fame had …

Art

How to Invest in Venture Capital

Can ordinary investors play in the same league with big institutions? Here's how it works.<p>Venture capital is the lifeblood of new business …

Jerry Brown defies Trump on world stage

The California governor will fly to China to rally support for his climate change policies.<p>LOS ANGELES — For the past two years, California Gov. Jerry Brown has been aggressively recruiting other state and local governments to sign on to their own, sub-national climate pact.<p>But that campaign has …

Climate

The Army is eyeing a personal hoverboard that can reach 10,000 feet

Combat soldiers could one day take be taking their exploits to new heights - literally.<p>The FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard that can fly its operator in the sky at 10,000 feet — more than seven times the height of the Empire State Building, was recently on display at Lake Havasu in Arizona, where its …

How to write cliffhangers: Suspense examples from books

Learning how to write cliffhangers and suspenseful scenes is a crucial skill, whether you write mystery thrillers, fantasy fiction or another genre. …

Creative Writing

Write Like A Painter

Written by Veronica RossiOn May 16th, <i>Seeker</i>, the sequel to <i>Riders,</i> will release. I’m really proud of it, but for part of writing process, I felt …

San Francisco