Writing

Jennifer Egan: ‘I was never a hot, young writer. But then I had a quantum leap’

Six years after winning a Pulitzer with the ‘postmodern’ A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan reveals why she has now embraced traditional storytelling<p>In interviews, Jennifer Egan used to spend a fair amount of time explaining what she <i>wasn’t</i> interested in doing with her writing. …

Authors

Before The Iliad, Did Homer Write The World’s First Comedy?

Before ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey,’ Homer’s very first work—if Homer actually existed—is named ‘Margites,’ after its main character who was nothing short of a bumbling idiot.<p>Anybody who writes, directs, or consumes any form of entertainment owes a debt of gratitude to Homer. Had the ancient poet …

Literature

Two Indian writers set to reveal their 'dirty secrets' with tell-all memoirs

<b>Pic/Getty Images</b><p>In two hours, Shreevatsa Nevatia and this writer have gone back-and-forth three times trying to reschedule an interview. He is, as he …

Books

Finding Inspiration in TV and Film

Happy Sunday Writers! I hope you’ve all had a good week.<p>As it goes, mine has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I have some quite difficult, stressful …

Authors

DIY MFA Novel-Writing Boot Camp

In this fast-paced and information-packed boot camp, you’ll learn essential techniques to help you plan, write, and revise your novel and explore a …

Boot Camp

The Darkest Secrets Won’t Stay Buried In The Chilling Trailer For Stephen King’s ‘1922’

Not all Stephen King adaptations are created equal. Heck, we saw that this summer when <i>The Dark Tower</i> misfired and <i>It</i> became record-breaking behemoth a few weeks later. Even by King standards, 2017 has seen a lot of play on the big screen, cable and streaming services with that trend continuing next …

Stephen King

Fascinating Video Explores How CGI Might Have Changed Animated Storytelling For Good

When CGI became a useful means of creating animated features, it changed the shape of films radically. New contenders like Pixar entered and then …

Geek

To make his fiction true, author consults with class

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is always the first book Bruce Ingram assigns his ninth-grade English students.<p>This year, Ingram's co-teacher at Lord …

Entertainment

Secrets of the TV writers’ room: inside Narcos, Transparent and Silicon Valley

The demands of binge-watching have changed the way scripts are created, bringing larger teams together in one intense space. Showrunners Eric Newman, Jill Soloway and Alec Berg on how their hit shows are written<p>Every age creates its signature way of telling and consuming stories. The Jacobeans had …

TV

8 Most Overlooked Security Threats

5/26/2017<br>08:00 AM<p>Businesses know the obvious security threats to watch for, but some of the biggest dangers may not at top-of-mind.<p>5 of 9<p>In-memory …

Information Security

Vegas, Sans Strip

As beaten paths go, the Las Vegas Strip is pretty well clobbered. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a record 42.9 million …

Las Vegas

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Publishing

How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My Goals

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single</i> …

Happiness

How To Begin Writing, Even When You Don’t Know Where To Start

I started writing on Medium at the start of 2017.<p>After 9 months, and a couple of blog posts, I’ve noticed a few things.<p>The first is that I’m a …

Authors

Use This Worksheet to Budget Your Annual Spending

<b>Question:</b> Monthly expenses are easy enough to budget for, but how do you budget for all of those expenses (car insurance, dental cleanings, etc.) …

Personal Finance

Penelope Lively: ‘One of the pleasures of old age is the thought that I shall never see Heathrow again’

The Booker prizewinning novelist tries to fit in a couple of hours of writing a day, but she no longer feels guilty if she would rather be in the garden<p>What writing day? I am 84, for heaven’s sake. Which is not to say that I no longer write, simply that the concept of an ordered daily ritual is now …

Authors

Another Example Of How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform News And Journalism

The local news industry in the UK and globally has been in a state of decline for the past decade. Dwindling audiences, as their readers have switched to the internet and social media for their news, means advertisers now choose to spend their money elsewhere. This causes problems beyond local news …

Artificial Intelligence

A letter to … my older brother, who tormented me throughout our childhood

The letter you always wanted to write<p>Life, as we were growing up, was always a contest for you. You needed to win, no matter what. Cheating at every game. Changing the rules in your favour. Blaming me for your mistakes. Telling on me for any misdemeanour you deemed me guilty of.<p>Everything was a …

Family

start your own bloging Journey Easier

How To Start a New Blog 2017 – Best Blogging Tips for a Better Blog<p>Are you want to start Blogging? Blogging is the most popular platform for making …

Digital Marketing

I hate Redux, so I write my own State Management in the weekend.

Last week, I completely give up on <b>Redux</b> after a year and go back to drawing board to solve the problem of <b>state management</b>. Manage numerous and ever …

JavaScript

How to avoid info dumping in dialogue

Simply put: people don’t really do that in real life. When you listen to conversations, (and if you aren’t, you should be) you will notice that …

Stephen King at 70: A Head Full of Ghosts author Paul Tremblay on empathy in horror

<b>Stephen King celebrated his 70th birthday, on Sept. 21. In honor of the author’s milestone, EW is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant</b> …

Entertainment

Write your best with Grammarly.

Your writing,<br>at its best.Grammarly makes sure everything you type<br>is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.<p>Get GrammarlyIt’s free<p>Grammarly quickly …

Language

New York synagogue unveils first Torah written by a woman

"I have the honor to be a role model for young women and girls,'' said the female scribe.<p>NEW YORK - The independent synagogue Tamid, located in …

World News

An Open Letter to Margaret Wente: Why I'm Glad I'm No Longer A Student

Dear Margaret Wente,<p>In your latest <i>Globe and Mail</i> column, “Why treat university students like they’re fragile flowers?”, you dismiss the efforts of …

Mental Health

Quoth the Raven | Poets & Writers

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— / While I nodded, nearly …

Creative Writing

More Computer Science isn’t the Answer

Should Shakespeare have studied “pen science” or “paper engineering”? Probably not. Similarly, we don’t ask someone who wants to write an essay to first study linguistics. Yet, often, when a student in the arts and humanities looks to express their ideas with computers, they are pointed toward …

Computer Science

Do Women Get to Write With Authority?

On forms to be filled out in waiting rooms, I always hesitate over the question of occupation: writer or author? For years it was only writer; now it’s a question of mood. Writer forever has her work ahead of her. Author has already done it. Writer bears no great claim: Like anyone else, she is …

Opinion

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 18, 2017 weekly magazine.<p>September 23, 2017 —<b>The work of downsizing</b><p>Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story …

Climate Change

What does Free buy us?

22 Sep 2017<p>Let’s talk about free monads.<p>Why are they free? Do monads ordinarily cost us something?<p>The category theory intuition for “free” roughly …

Programming