Steven Bergstrom

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How to Stand Out as a Writer and Sell Your Work

Every week I receive emails from new authors ready to publish their books and they want to know how they can stand out and get noticed, and, well, …

Writer’s imagination vs. cultural appropriation: In search of common ground

<b>(nito via Shutterstock)</b><p>The ethical imperative for writers is to imagine responsibly and with empathy, not to avoid imagining at all<p>Svetlana Mintcheva<p>September 26, 2016 1:32pm (UTC)<p>The controversy over Lionel Shriver’s address at the Brisbane Writers Festival draws battle lines where it is not only …

Cultural Appropriation

Six Tried and Tested Methods for Writing a Novel

There are two sides to novel writing: either you’re a planner or a seat-of-the-pants-er. This article is primarily directed at the planners out there …

The Complete Guide To Writing Your Book

You know you should write a book, but you still haven't done it. Why not?<p>Probably because the process for writing a book takes too much time and is needlessly complicated. You can't justify spending hundreds of hours over a year or more away from your business to do it.<p>Doesn't this seem wrong to …

The Long and Winding Road to Finding a Literary Agent

This summer, one of my writing dreams came true -- I signed with a literary agent!<p>I've been writing my entire adult life, so this wasn't my first attempt at attracting representation, but this time, I succeeded. I thought I'd share some reflections on the process that might help other aspiring …

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

Creative Writing

Composing vs. “Digital Writing”

I’ve had a couple of crappy days this week, so when it looked like things might be easing last night, I found myself sitting at my desk, itching to …

TED Talks

6 fiction novels top tech leaders love to read

A serious entrepreneur must only read about the world order, or latest scientific discoveries, or management skills, right?<p>Wrong.<p>As it goes, top tech …

5 Things You Need To Know About Writing Before Becoming A Writer

"Here it comes, my masterpiece, my Sistine Chapel, my Old Man And The Sea.<p>Aaand it's gone."<p>-Me, sitting at my laptop writing, every day.<p><b>Writing is difficult.</b> If I could encapsulate writing I would say that it's the equivalent of stepping up to the plate and either hitting a 600 foot home run or …

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world

The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell

Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life

Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible

Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

What will a future without secrets look like? | Alessandro Acquisti

Iran sanctions: How much are they really hurting?

Many experts argue that tough sanctions have brought Iran's economy to the brink of collapse. But other factors may be pushing Iran to the …

What archaeology tells us about the Bible

A contentious dig in Israel delves into the kingdoms of David and Solomon, stirring a debate over the veracity of the biblical record.<p>Khirbet …

Government shutdown backfires? GOP says Democrats now guilty of extortion.

The government shutdown began with Democrats saying Republican demands about Obamacare were 'extortion.' Now, as the GOP resistance collapses, Senate …

Kidnapping of aid workers in Syria adds another layer to conflict

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is mounting, with reports of starvation in some towns. The kidnapping of seven Red Cross and Red Crescent workers …

26 Maps That Show How Ethnic Groups Are Divided Across America

Take German-Americans, the country's largest ancestry group with 49 million members. While they make up more than 30% of the population in the Midwest, they account for less than 10% of the population in the Deep South and California.<p>Irish-Americans are everywhere in the North East, but almost …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

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