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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, …

Creative Writing

Rising conflict: how to transition between emotional states in stories.

Rising Conflict in the writings of Lagos Egri<p>Staying with the work of Lagos Egri on how best to manage rising conflict in stories, this post …

Creative Writing

Humbert, or the Confession of a White Spinster Female: A Millennial’s Reading of Lolita – BLARB

I need to seduce Humbert Humbert. I have no hope of succeeding. I’d have no hope even if he were not a fictional character. I am a 27-year-old …

Literature

Scientists Have Reanimated Disembodied Pigs' Brains – But For a Human Mind, It Could Be a Living Hell

A fate worse than death.<p>Do you want to live forever? If so, there's some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step …

Neurophilosophy

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

Books

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer (1934)

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

Literature

Character Conflict in Stories

Character conflict in Silence of the Lambs..We’ve heard it again and again, character conflict is essential to writing stories that are page turners. …

Creative Writing

5 Story Formulas That Make People Cry

Someone once gave me this writing advice.All writing must elicit an emotional response in your reader.His advice pertained to copywriting and sales …

Best mobile games of 2017

Extreme Sports

‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’: Inside the Year’s Darkest, Most Daring Hand-Drawn Animated Movie

The GKids Oscar contender, opening this week in L.A., alternates between the horrific and the comical, assaulting the viewer like a nightmarish Goya …

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

7 Phenomenal Video Games Released In 2017 That Were Severely Underrated

We all love our Resident Evil 7s, our Breath of the Wilds, our Destiny 2s, and our Call of Duty’s. We all know that these are powerhouses in the …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Use R-Play to play 'Destiny 2' and other PlayStation 4 games with MFi controllers on iPad, iPhone

Bungie's "Destiny 2" isn't coming to the Mac or the iPad, but an iOS title called R-Play will allow you to take advantage of Sony's Remote Play …

Destiny 2

Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

Film Industry

Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal Is Your Fantasy Samurai Movie Come to Bloody, Violent Life

At its core, Takashi Miike’s <i>Blade of the Immortal</i> is a straightforward samurai revenge flick. However, built around that is the platonic, primal …

Hit the Rainbow Road with a MARIO KART LED Bracelet

Ever since <i>Super Mario Kart</i> hit the SNES, it was clear this franchise was something special. For over 25 years, gamers have hit the tracks with Mario …

Grilled Korean-Style Skirt Steak

Grilling

Get Ready For Labor Day Glory With An Epic Brisket Recipe

Ah, brisket, you finicky beast. There’s something about a super tough piece of red meat that’s cut with plenty of fat that deserves a spot in every home cook’s repertoire. It’s comfort food taken up to eleven… when done right. If you nail it, all that moist muscle and luscious fat come together …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer Cells

18 Books to Read Before College (Or Long After)

Throughout history, college has served not only as preparation for professional life, but also as a period of intense personal growth. It’s often the …

Thomas Was Alone developer announces ‘The Gamedev Business Handbook’

If you’re looking to get into the business of making games, you’ll encounter a lot of people telling you how difficult that is. But resources to guide you past those obstacles are rare. That’s where <i>The Gamedev Business Book</i> from author Mike Futter and Bithell Games comes in. This new work details …

Game Development

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

A Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch Case To Rule Them All

If a modified Pelican case was the mother of Switch protectors, then this ornate, leather bag is the mother of all <i>Zelda</i>-inspired Nintendo Switch …

You Can Rent Your Own Private Island in the Bahamas for $450 a Night

Tired of overpriced hotels and busy cities full of tourists? Now you and your friends can split the cost of an actual island for the vacation of a …

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

‘Limbo’: Guillermo del Toro Loves This Inventive Short Fantasy Film and You Will, Too — Watch

Shot on 35mm film, Will Blank's new film is a stark but moving adaptation of a graphic novella by comic book artist Marian Churchland.<p>Shot on 35mm …

Animation

High octane Nike China animation gets kids to wear their bandages as a “badge of honour”

Tom Bunker and Pete Sharp have collaborated on a high octane, futuristic animation for Nike China, as part of its Children’s Day campaign to get kids …

YouTube is letting creators see where people look during 360-degree videos

YouTube is rolling out new analytics tools for 360-degree and VR video producers that will include a heat map of where users are actually <i>looking</i> while watching those clips. The heat maps, which will be available for videos that exceed 1,000 views, will clearly highlight “what parts of your video …