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10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

Todd Klick | Posted 07.11.2016 | Books
Todd Klick

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters, will be available nationwide Aug 1. It's written for screenw...

My Real Education at Cal

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.12.2016 | College
Andrew Lam

Despite the odds, despite not having a perfect GPA, and the discouragement from a certain teacher - "Your English is not good enough. You're much better off at City College!" - I somehow managed to get accepted to Cal, and afterward, I was never the same.

The Best Wedding Toast Ever Spoken

Natalie Vishny | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weddings
Natalie Vishny

The Best Wedding Toast Ever Spoken From Natalie Vishny/ Long Time Wedding Planner/ President of Too Many Organizations Hello there brides and grooms...

How One Woman Is Helping Black Kids See Themselves In Books

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.19.2016 | Black Voices

It seems like Tamara McNeil is on an impossible mission whenever she searches for books about black characters for her son, MJ, who recently turned on...

I Left My Career to Become a Waitress, and I've Never Been Happier

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I had a good income, holidays off, and full health insurance. My career helped me afford a reliable car, a drink in my hand by 5:00pm, and all the stability and safety I was always told to go after. But I wasn't happy.

Richard Ford: Politicians Are Liars

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Louisiana Channel

"You get the politics that you deserve." Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford here speaks bluntly of the interplay between politicians and the public in America, arguing that people can only blame themselves for being lied to by politicians.

When You Can't Write Your Memoir Yourself

Patti M Hall | Posted 04.07.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here -- most of us don't know how to write that memoir ourselves, even after taking the classes and doing the self-guided courses, and plugging away with a notebook during our free time.

'Legends Of The Fall' Author Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

Jim Harrison, one of the most prolific writers in contemporary American fiction, died on Saturday in his Patagonia, Arizona home. He was 78. His publi...

Adam Afara: International Event Planner and Wedding Designer

Madinah James | Posted 03.25.2016 | Weddings
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Madinah James

Afara is a talented designer who specializes in wedding planning and creating imaginative sets, private party set ups, and innovative décor for several corporate events.

Playing Pretend in a World That Doesn't Want Words

Chad Reichanadter | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Chad Reichanadter

I am visually bombarded daily (much to my delight) with gay artists doing things. Creating an endless stream of beauty. I feast on the images until I'...

Learning How to Grieve the Loss of My Father

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Napierkowski

Being thrown back into the world with a heightened sense of self brings me to a place I can't turn back from. I am in a mental and emotional purgatory but now that I've given myself a chance to speak to all of this, I have found some clarity. I'm going to let my hard days be hard days, and thank my good days for shining light into the shadows.

Author Takes Down Donald Trump In Exquisite 666-Word Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.13.2016 | Comedy

Matt Haig has no time for Donald Trump. The best-selling British novelist made his feelings for the GOP front-runner perfectly clear Saturday in a cru...

7 Crucial Self-Care Habits for Creative Entrepreneurs

Michelle Hart | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hart

I whipped myself into prime creating shape with these seven simple habits to boost physical health, mental well-being and creative productivity. And if I can do it, so can you.

Thoreau's Nephew: Romania's Literary Slaughterhouse

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poets be warned. Only in Romania is there a poetry reading series known as the slaughterhouse. It's called Thoreau's Nephew (Nepotu´ Lui Thoreau) and...

I'm An Introvert, And It Makes Me A Better Journalist

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com A version of this story was first posted on the blog Ninja Journalism. When I say I’m a reporter, the lo...

Seinfeld Writer Peter Mehlman on Life During and After Seinfeld and His Book, It Won't Always Be This Great

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Writer and Co-Executive Producer of Seinfeld, Peter Mehlman, joined me in Los Angeles to discuss how he fell into writing for the show and what it was like being a part of what the Writers Guild of America called the second "Best Written TV Series of All Time."

10 Things to Never Say to a Writer

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

The topic of careers is often an interesting one. It's a great opportunity to learn more about other people while allowing you to gain insight about jobs that may have piqued your curiosity through the years.

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day one....

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Diana-Florina Cosmin

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

All photos by Vali Barbulescu Diana is my model in life. She is an amazing writer, a passionate traveler, a very smart and beautiful woman, she is a ...

Astoria Characters: The Creativity Coach

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.05.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

If you don't know that Susan Weiman is creative, all you have to do is look at her living room.

5 Realistic New Year's Resolutions

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

So, without further ado, here are my realistic resolutions for 2016.

New Year, New Career

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

It's comforting to know there are some very successful freelancers out there. Hopefully when I'm doing well, I too, will promote my success and maybe write a book about how I did it and offer it on my own "How to" freelance writing advice.

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Amy Koko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Amy Koko

Well I did it. I wrote a book. I sold a book. I am a published author. The day my book came out was one of the highlights of my life. My facebook blew...

5 Things Everyone Says to First Time Authors

Angela Keck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Angela Keck

I was thrilled last month to sign a contract with a publisher to publish my first romantic suspense novel under the pen name, Angela Evans. The reactions I have received from friends and family as I share my news has been varied, and yet still followed a predictable path.

Tomboy, Baby Girl, Jackrabbit

Elijah Sevier | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Elijah Sevier

Tomboy is an awkward rose with red flesh. Tomboy is American summer. She hangs on beehives with callused honeycomb hands. Hive child running wayward and somnolent away from apiary adulthood