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30 Amazing Pieces Of Writing Advice From Ray Bradbury’s ‘Zen In The Art Of Writing’

<b>1.</b><p>“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”<p><b>2.</b><p>“If you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you …

How to Title Every Book You Ever Write

You’ve decided on a life of letters. You’ve got that manuscript you workshopped getting your MFA, an agent, and a publisher. Congratulations! You’re …

How to write a novel: Story beginnings, middles and ends

We all know that stories have a beginning, a middle and an end, but as writers, it can be surprisingly easy to skimp on one or all of these sections. …

Creative Writing

Six common writing mistakes by first-time authors

Six common writing mistakes by first-time authors, and how to fix them!<p>August 18, 2015 - Perfecting your Craft - 52 Comments<p><i>Last updated:</i> …

Creative Writing

How Reading (and Writing) Obituaries Can Improve Your Fiction

Flickr Creative Commons: Howard IgnatiusGreat characters are the heart and soul of every great novel. And even though I’ve published three novels, I …

Obituaries

53 ways to improve your short stories

<b>The author of We Don’t Know What We’re Doing has thought quite a bit about how best to approach writing short fiction. We asked him to compile a list</b> …

Creative Writing

Alex Garant's 'Queen Of Double Eyes' Will Break Your Brain

Here's looking looking looking at you you you, kid<p>They say the eyes are the window to the soul. These eyes are like a gateway to another dimension.<p>Canadian artist Alex Garant uses patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery. In her latest …

The Brain

Man Takes Holiday from Being Human to Live as a Goat

Thomas Thwaites, a conceptual designer from England, is passionate about how humans could use technology to fulfill desires. So in September 2014, he …

Self-awareness

Woman's unborn twin found inside her after 45 years

'It felt like an alien inside me': Doctors discover woman's unborn twin that had grown inside her - with face, eye, tooth and long black hair 'just like her'<p>A mother was horrified when doctors told her an enormous mass in her ovary was her unborn "twin", which had been growing inside her for four …

Food faux pas: when politicians make a meal of eating simple things

Watch This Dog Hoard Tater Tots Like A Pro

"Ralph, did you eat my Tater Tots?"<p>Meet Ralph. He’s part-dog, “part-chipmunk.”<p>In this hilarious Vine clip, watch as Ralph admits to his Tater Tot thievery.<p>That’s one impressive potato stash.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Cute Dogs On Reddit

Cooking

How FKA twigs crafted her avant-pop look

Yesterday visionary artist FKA twigs premiered her visual EP “M3LL155X”. Besides pregnancy, voguing, sex dolls and a strong feminist statement, there’s lots of fashion. Michèle Lamy – Rick Owens’ wife and icon in her own right – stars as a witch and twigs herself wears designs by rising London …

Audio-visual

FKA twigs Releases New 4-Part Music Video

Michèle Lamy also makes an appearance.<p>Today, FKA twigs released her new EP, <i>M3LL155X</i>, which includes four songs—"Figure 8," "I'm Your Doll," "In Time," and "Glass & Patron"—that get the music video treatment, or, more accurately, the mini-movie treatment. The singer directed the four videos, which …

Listen to Father's Expectedly Weird New EP 'Papicodone'

Take the rest of the day off, then take a bunch of drugs.<p>Is there anyone on the planet who loves sounding bored while glorifying drugs more than Father? Probably not. The Awful Records just released his new EP <i>Papicodone</i> and it's the weird, drugged out mess you've been waiting for. Two of the tracks …

This "McDonald's Goddess" Is the Latest Icon of Taiwan's Sexual Fast Food Culture

In Greek mythology, goddesses were hatched out of seashells or sprung, spontaneously, from Zeus’s head. Today, at least in Taiwan, they may ascend from behind the counter at a burger-slinging fast-food emporium.<p>What is the quickest, most surefire route to becoming an international sex symbol? Could …

How to Make Really Tasty Raw Vegan Food (for Real)

Raw vegan food isn't exactly a culinary darling. But it can be great—here's how to make uncooked veggies taste…amazing.<p>Okay, so uncooked vegan food isn't exactly a culinary darling. And sure, phrases like, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen" probably didn't originate in a raw …

Healthy Eating

Sunday #FoodPorn: Citrus Season

A blast of citrus can be a bright spot on a cold day. For today’s #FoodPorn, we’ve rounded up the most appetizing citrus dishes on Instagram, from grapefruit brulée to key lime pie.

Creatures of the Wind on Chicago Street Style and the City’s Most Fashionable Hangouts

This weekend, fashion favorites like <b>FKA twigs</b> and <b>Florence Welch</b>, along with hundreds of befringed festivalgoers, will take Chicago for Lollapalooza. And though there are eight stages scattered across Grant Park and more than 130 musicians to see, there’s something to be said for taking a few hours …

The Ultimate Winter Style Inspiration Fix

75 of the chicest street style looks to pull you out of that wardrobe rut.<p>Winter can get you down, sartorially speaking.<p>Between staying sufficiently …

Street Style That Will Make You Rethink The Cardigan

When you think about a cardigan, you probably don’t picture the most glamorous piece of clothing. Instead, what comes to mind may be the beloved Mr. …

How To Rock The Cold Shoulder Look: Street Style DECODED!

The #ColdShoulder style: Decoded.<p>What’s a #coldshoulder? It’s simply another term for the off-shoulder style. Why is it relevant? Girls love the …

Clothing

Street Style: Chambray Shirts 2018

When it feels like you want to wear something classic and casual, then a chambray shirt is an ideal choice. It's a versatile piece with a great fit …

Clothing

An Ode to Great Dane Freja Beha Erichsen: The O.G. of Model-Off-Duty Street Style

Though the sidewalks of Copenhagen Fashion Week and its various international iterations may be filled with over-the-top and for-the-cameras-only outré street style looks, and while models like <b>Hanne Gaby, Gigi, Kendall,</b> and <b>Binx</b> have long since capitalized on their much-lensed, asphalt-stomping …

Here’s What Street Style Looked Like During Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

With Copenhagen’s Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Week drawing to a close, we present a round of street style fresh from the Danish capital. While the …

Fashion Week