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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 repor...

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 on...

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

What Is it Time to Let Go of?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Shawn Tolleson

Sometimes it can be helpful to consciously assess our lives. Instead of leaving things behind because of circumstance, to proactively choose what activities, people and objects we want to have in our lives now. What our values are now, and then to seek out what reflect those values.

Sierra Leone: The Private Life of War on the Bodies of Women

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Inspired by Susan Griffin's book - The Private Life of War THE BACKGROUND YOU ARE MOST AWARE OF - 11 YEARS OF WAR IN SIERRA LEONE: Birth. I choose to...

Meet Mohamed Omar: FilFan.com's Managing Editor

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 10.20.2015 | Media
Andrew Benkovic

Mohamed Omar is what some would call a workaholic. But, he doesn't seem to mind the title. The 24 year-old from Cairo, Eqypt has already made a name for himself.

David Baldacci's Never-Ending Love of Writing

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.15.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

David Baldacci has to be one of the most prolific writers writing today. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion pictu...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Memories of Who We Are

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.

Is There a Book in You?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

So many of us ask ourselves this question throughout our lives. And many of us try to get that book out, writing a few or many pages that often end up forgotten in a drawer or a computer file, never to be seen or read (unless you're Harper Lee).

5 Ways to Engage Your Readers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Spend time crafting and perfecting your book so your storytelling shines. Invest in a high quality editor who is well-versed in your genre and can help take your book to the next level.

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

Own Who You Are and What You Do

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

Feel Like Giving Up? Here's Why You Can't Quit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Insecurity cripples us from doing our best creative work. We've all experienced the sudden jolt of uncertainty that leaves us feeling wary about what we're making or doing.

5 Foods You Cannot Miss When In Austin

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.22.2015 | Taste
Deborah Stachelski

If you are visiting Austin, or live here and haven't tried one of these, I urge you to please, put all of your plans on hold, and go try them today.

Kate Winslet: New York, August 29, 2008

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

In 2005 I am called by director Todd Field to do stills on his film "Little Children." My first day on set I know I am in for a treat, for one of t...

18 Things Only Writers Struggling To Get A Novel Published Can Possibly Understand

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.