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Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago

“What has been my prettiest contribution to the culture?” asked Kurt Vonnegut in his autobiography <i>Palm Sunday</i>. His answer? His master’s thesis in …

Everything Stephen King Thinks You Need To Know About Writing

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and if nobody has told you yet, …

No, a Human Year Isn't Equivalent to 7 'Dog Years'

Here's how old your dog really is.<p>Dogs age at different rates compared to humans, but the simple rule of seven dog years to one human year is far …

The 'TIME' 100 List For 2018 Includes 2 Authors You Really Need To Be Reading, If You Aren't Already

For nearly 20 years, spring has been a season for rain showers, mud puddles and the announcement of <i>TIME Magazine's</i> 100 Most Influential People List. …

Artist creates curly wire sculptures that spell words with their shadows

Sculptor Fred Eerdekens created aluminum and copper works that look like abstract squiggles until lit from the right angle. When lit just right, each …

The Book That Reached into the Switchboard of My Mind and Flipped Everything On

Once upon a time, when I was young and bright and full of juice, I wrote without ceasing. I was in college then—impulsive, moody, often …

15 Irish Crime Writers You Should Be Reading Right Now - Ireland's Crime Fiction Scene Is More Vibrant Than Ever

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day this weekend, we’ve decided to celebrate the prolific new wave of Irish crime writing. There’s no doubt that crime …

To Celebrate Easter, Here Are 10 Art-Historical Easter Eggs Hidden Inside Famous Works of Art

Art World<p>From Giotto to Edward Steichen, here are some clever art secrets that are worth the hunt.<p>,<p>Easter is upon us, and even now, parents are …

Johns Hopkins University

These simple steps will ensure you never lose an Apple device ever again

There are few worse feelings than realizing you left your expensive gadget somewhere and have no idea where to look for it. It’s all happened to us …

How to Hit a Draw in 5 Minutes

Just about every middle-handicapper I play with in a pro-am is trying really hard to erase that left-to-right shot. I don't blame them. Who wants to hit a slice? Most would agree they'd rather learn how to hit a draw. My normal shot is a draw, which to me looks like a straight shot that just moves …

Golf

Murders and mysteries, yes, but these five books are far from being your average crime novel

For those who want more than a whodunit in their crime fiction.<p>What can be frustrating about reading crime fiction is that after a certain number of …

9 Book Storage Ideas for a Stylish Reading Nook or Full-On Home Library

If there's one thing we'll never stop collecting, it's books. But as any avid reader knows, this habit can get messy pretty quickly. One book turns …

5 classic traps from car dealers to avoid

With one foot on the bumper of a broken-down used car, the salesman asks, “If I give you a sweet deal, will you buy this baby today?”<p>While the car-buying experience is now more transparent — shoppers can find some pricing details online — there’s still some truth in this image of a fast-talking …

Personal Finance

Learn Colored Pencil Techniques

This lesson introduces some basic colored pencil strokes which will be useful in your drawing. It is a good idea to spend some time exploring the …

Graphics

A Three-Step Preliminary Acid Test of Whether You Might Be a Good Fiction Writer

<i>Don’t miss the deals in the Writer’s Digest store—coming Black Friday, 11/24.</i><b>By Joel Gordonson, Author of The Atwelle Confession</b>Anyone who has …

The 50 Best Men’s Gifts Under $100

Anker Powercore+<p>With over 10 million sold so far, it’s no doubt this is one of the more popular portable chargers on the market. It features …

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

Some think that wearables are a pain, like Alan Tyers who wrote “why I hate wearable technology” for The Telegraph. But how about wearables that can actually relieve pain?<p>The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently …

Wearable Tech

Interior Designers Reveal the Top 8 Small-Space Tips They Swear By

Call us crazy, but we prefer styling a small space over a large one any day. There's something incredibly thrilling about size-challenged decorating …

51 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

Kitchens

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

And the Winner Is...10 Award-Worthy 2015 Books

I engage in many forms of book nerdery, including book hoarding and keeping a running list of everything I read each year. Also, I’m a little ashamed …

Books

The Differences Between Developing Characters in Screenplays and Novels

<i>Rebecca Williams Spindler is a screenwriter, novelist, short story writer, and instructor of Young Adult fiction at University of Wisconsin-Madison</i> …

Top 10 Proofreading Tips For Fiction Writers by Mary McCauley

Resources for Writers<p>Top 10 Proofreading Tips For Fiction Writers by Mary McCauley<p>Article by Mary McCauley ©.<br>Posted in Resources (Getting Published, …

Writing

How To Write A Story With A Great Open Ending

When you write fiction, you may not always end with a scene or chapter that neatly wraps up the conflicts and storylines. Instead, you may want to …

How to Make Fictional People Do All the Work, Part 1 | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviews

<i>Welcome to another Expanded Universe column where I feature essays from authors and editors of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, as well as from</i> …

Books

Structure of a novel: How to write a chapter

The structure of a novel is important because it contributes to the clarity and flow of your story. Chapter structure is satisfying when the …

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …