José Maria Sánchez Alfonso

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The space between knowledge and wisdom

Hello blank page. Here we are again, you and I. You waiting in anticipation for me to tap tap tap and play a melody of words upon your page. A series …

Uno, dos y tres, al escondite inglés

Dicen los que asistieron que fue la despedida más bella jamás vista, que Don Manuel Agustín ordenó que buscaran el balandro más hermoso de la bahía, …

10 claves para empezar a escribir

Se acabó el miedo a la página en blanco. El periodista, escritor y profesor José Julio Perlado explica sus consejos imprescindibles para el aspirante …

The River: Exploring the Inner Seasonality of Being Human in Gorgeous Watercolors by Italian Artist Alessandro Sanna

<i>“Love the earth and sun and the animals….read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,”</i> Walt Whitman wrote in the preface to <i>Leaves of Grass</i>. In <b>The River</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) from Enchanted Lion — the wonderful Brooklyn-based independent picture-book publisher …

el Karavasar

El reloj ilumina la mesita de noche con la luz tenue y rojiza de sus números digitales, marca las 3:47 am. Hace varias horas, sobre las once, mi …

Cómo crear un buen e-book en 10 pasos [Incluye guía completa]

Dentro de la generación de contenidos, el formato e-book va tomando cada vez más relevancia, es utilizando tanto para empresas como para particulares …

500 Word Snatch: Make a Long Story Short | Virtual Writers' WorldVirtual Writers' World

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013 by admin<p>It’s easy to feel despondent when you consider the effort required to produce a full length novel, …

Cómo sacar el máximo partido a lo que lees para mejorar tu escritura

De todos los consejos que suelen aportar los autores cuando quieren aconsejar a aquellos que empiezan, hay uno que se repite con más frecuencia: «A …

Cómo y por qué publicar tus obras en revistas literarias (2ª Parte)

Hace unos días, hablábamos de las ventajas de publicar en revistas literarias para un autor novel. En esta segunda parte del artículo quiero hablaros …

Four ways to make life easier if you self-publish

<i>Anna Lewis is the co-founder of CompletelyNovel.com. Follow her on Twitter at @anna_cn.</i><p>Self-publishing is easier than ever. But how can you do it <i>well</i> …

51 Grandes Cuentos de la Literatura Latinoamericana

Compartimos una lista con <b>51 Grandes Cuentos de la Literatura Latinoamericana</b> ordenados alfabéticamente, que pueden leer online. No buscamos una lista …

Meditation 101: The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works

As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound.<p>Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness.<p>Learning to train the brain and focus our attention is crucial to …

Breathing For a Clear, Calm and Tranquil Mind

On a recent trip to India, I encountered a unique case of attention deficit disorder or, more frankly, a case of a scattered mind. I was staying at …

101 Fabulous Plot Resources For Novelists

Many authors find it challenging to generate great new plotlines book after book, especially when trying to write two or three full-length novels …

Writing

Siete consejos para que escribas todos los días

El tiempo es una de las grandes carencias de la época en la que nos ha tocado vivir. Parece que siempre vayamos corriendo de un lado para otro como …

Top 25 Writing Blogs

This year I’m starting the year right by highlighting some of the best writing blogs on the web. I love to visit blogs about writing for inspiration, …

This is Your Brain on Yoga

We all know that yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana, pranayama, and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and …

Neurology

The myth of the creative person

One of the reasons I came to writing relatively late in life is because I never thought of myself as a creative person, an idea I explore in my guide …

Visshudha: conoce el quinto chakra

<b>El quinto chakra, o chakra de la garganta. Está relacionado con la comunicación. Por medio de el, expresamos lo que sentimos, lo que percibimos, lo</b> …

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Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness: "Trends" That Could Change Everything

I have a not-so-modest proposal: Mindfulness can change the world.<p>Okay, I'll pause here, because I know what you're thinking. Yes, I'm from California. Yes, actually, I have spent a little time in the "People's Republic of Berkeley." Okay, a lot of time. And yes, you guessed it, I do teach …

15 Awesome Tips About Writing Your Teacher Wouldn't Tell You

Learn 15 habits that will make you a better writer today. Avoid writers block and put pen to paper successfully with these top tips.

How to write your book's first draft like a professional

[This article was written by guest contributor Gordon Burgett, author of <i>How to Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes</i> and <i>Marketed Worldwide in Days</i>.]<p>…

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Be Like the Trees: 3 Steps in the Art of Mindfulness

<b>Learning to Listen</b><br>Learning how to listen to your body and trust in the information coming to you through sensations is so important. Over the last …

6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

Mindfulness

How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see …