Wan Farahiyah

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Meryl Streep Sings Her Mother’s Lullaby

A moment of sweetness nestled between the mighty ages of eternity.<p>Since its founding in 1934 by a visionary 23-year-old woman named Marie Bullock, The Academy of American Poets has been the country’s most spirited champion of poetry as a force of beauty, truth, and cultural upheaval, working …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Isaac Asimov

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

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33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

You Weren't There? So What: 4 Tips on Writing Historical Fiction

In 2008, I set off on a mission to unearth the story of how my grandfather and his siblings, a family of Polish Jews, managed to survive the Holocaust. After years of collecting oral histories and digging up archival records, I pieced together a cohesive, bare-bones narrative, which took shape at …

This 12-Step Process Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

Creative Writing