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11 Ways to Become a Real Writer (None Involving Student-Loan Debt!)

1. Yes, inspiration is important. And yes, writers are the best procrastinators. But to become a writer, you do have to eventually hit those keys. So just start now. To put it bluntly: “There’s no muse—just crank it out,” says Stephanie Clifford, author of .<p>2. Allot yourself at least a half hour …

50 Jobs, Gigs and Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

If your dream is to work from home, and you don't know where to start, this list has something for you. Guaranteed.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ah, working from home. If you're sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you're stuck …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

5 Tools to Give You a Running Jump Over Writer’s Block

There is nothing worse than the blank page, or screen. It stares back at you. Mocks you. It seems to laugh like it’s ticklish at every attempt you make to write a word on it. In doing research for our book, <i>The Net and The Butterfly</i>, we learned how the brain achieves breakthroughs. Your brain’s …

Writer's Block

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile corporate …

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10 tips for new writers from a self-published success

It's that time when many people look to the year ahead as an opportunity to reassess their goals. If you're one of those who has always aspired to …

Writing

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, …

Five Ways to Make Millions in the Stock Market

If you are one of the countless people out there who is looking to change their lives and start making more money than ever, then you may want to start exploring your options with making money in the stock market. If you know what you are doing, then the stock market is one of the best ways to …

The single best question to ask anyone interviewing for a tech position is Einstein’s Riddle

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best interview question ever?</i> <i>Answer by Wade Myers, Inc 5000 entrepreneur and managing director of Boldmore Growth Partners.</i><p>When it came time to interview candidates for programming, development, and strategy positions, there was one question I …

Albert Einstein

The best personal finance software and apps for every budget

With the wealth of personal finance software and apps out there, it’s hard to find one that meets your specific needs. Our handy guide to personal …

Personal Finance

38 Creepy Cool Gifts Every Skull Lover Will Want

Bad to the bone is an understatement.

Marketing and Publishing Checklists for Writers

Photo credit: Matthew Crisp via VisualHunt.com / CC BYI’ll start with a confession: I don’t use checklists. I like them in theory, and I collect a …

How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

Shop These Sources for a Cozy, Vintage "Modern-ish" Look

A seamless and eclectic mix of vintage and modern has resulted in a warm, colorful, and cozy Portland home. Check out the resource lists below to …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

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Want to invest and grow your money but can't figure out how to get started? Here's a simple tip: Start small. If you don't have an investment portfolio or enough spare cash to create one, you can still start making even small sums of money work for you. On the other hand, if you do have a portfolio …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

The Fix: How to Remove Every Type of Stain

Sometimes the hardest part of being an adult is keeping your clothes clean all day. Not making a mess of yourself is like trying to run a marathon with no training. You spend your day dodging coffee spills, toner accidents and foundation smudges and think you’ve made it to the finish line, when you …

Cleaning

These Glowing Rocks Capture One of Nature's Most Beautiful Phenomena

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.<p>In a series titled “The Weeping …

Nature

The Unorthodox Interview Questions These 6 Top Executives Love to Ask | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Building an innovative company requires a lot of creativity and breakthrough ideas. The good news is that getting there is simply a matter of …

This Is Where War Reporters Go to Learn How to Stay Alive on the Front Lines

Conflict zones are dangerous for journalists. Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues is a program that offers free battlefield response training in order to teach journalists how to protect themselves and save others.<p><i>All photos by the author</i><p>"Yogurt, parmesan, orange juice, and oatmeal," said Fay …

Tying Knots- Snapshot of Learning

“You know the bowline, please show the younger scouts” barked the scoutmaster to the patrol leaders. The younger scouts looked eager to learn holding …