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Evolution of a Writer: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and the forthcoming Big Magic, speaks with Omega about her...

How to Write Anything Creative

Robbie Pickard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Robbie Pickard

Creative writing is easy, and anyone can do it. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Use Your Words

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

Writing has always been a passion of mine, until it wasn't any more; due to harsh words. I guess the short version of this is there are many words people use every day. Choose yours carefully.

What Editors and Booksellers Are Reading This Summer

Joseph Olshan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.

Writers: Don't Get Trapped By Social Media

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Americans love quick fixes and snake oil, they always have. It's not surprising, then, that so many writers are following what's going to be a false lead for most of them. It's really tempting to imagine yourself just a hashtag away from fortune and fame.

A Day in the Life of a Modern Poet

Maya Stein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Maya Stein

This morning, we are under-slept and under-caffeinated, but the usual weekend lolling doesn't apply when you're trying to cobble together a living through your creative work.

Be a Patron of the Arts-Your Own Art!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Chances are that if you're an aspiring or struggling author, you have a day job. And chances are equally good that you dream of a time when you're free to write all day or at least a substantial part of every day and that the writing will be lucrative enough to pay the bills.

My Magical Love Affair with Kennebunkport, Maine

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Lulu Salavegsen

I have fallen so deeply in love. I am not even officially divorced. My life is in that numinous sweet spot of healing and new beginnings. Like I quoted in the video that's making waves, "Honor the space between No longer and Not yet." -Nancy Levin

A Neurotic, Tattooed Writer With Commitment Issues? Miles to Go Spoke to Me.

Abe Schwartz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

When I heard about Miles to Go, a coming-of-age comedy-drama about a thirtysomething, tattooed, Jewish writer in Los Angeles with commitment issues, I knew it was something I needed to see. As that more or less describes me (sigh).

The Grand Conspiracy Against Publishing Your Book

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

What did it matter how well I wrote? How hard I tried? Why bother rewriting anything? Why look for the cracks in what I'd already done? There was a vast conspiracy against me and my book and so, nothing was my fault. I was already perfect.

The Art of Translation: On Confessional Writing

Cole Cohen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Books
Cole Cohen

We read and also fall in love not only to see ourselves reflected back to us, but also to meet someone outside of ourselves, for both affinity and exception.

How You Can Gain 1000 Twitter Followers Organically in Just 6 Weeks

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

Since I made that decision to leave the workforce and drive my own professional writing business, doors have just opened. Doors to the kind of opportunities that are helping to shape my future as a writer.

I'm Saying Goodbye to the Spiritual Development World

Sarah Liddle | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Liddle

Emotions are my biggest friend and have also been my biggest foe. Being an empath, for me has meant countless days and nights throughout the years of ...

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace

Lowell Peterson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Lowell Peterson

As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

Writing Contests: A Cautionary Tale

Warren Adler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

The rise of self-published fiction authors has been spectacular. Unfortunately the glut has made it difficult for them to stand out from the crowd however excellent their writing is.

Write a Book Review That Helps, Not Hinders, Part 2

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Dianna Booher

Reading widely and writing book reviews either on your blog or at online bookstores serves your career and your colleagues well. But have you ever read a book review that was totally unhelpful?

Inkubate Launches New Technology at BookExpo America

Stacy Clark | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Stacy Clark

Events at this year BookExpo America (BEA) showcase how Inkubate powers the traditional publishing pipeline with its interactive platform

You Just Kinda Wasted My Precious Time: Dylan's Cold Apperance on Letterman a Let-Down

Lauren Daley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

If my dad or mom calls me after 11 p.m., my first thought is not emergency, but that one of them just found either Bob Dylan or Neil Young on TV. We Daleys are a proud Dylan-and-Young-loving people.

The Freelancer's 3-Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Workplace

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Danielle Wolffe

Know yourself. Ninety percent of artist retreats are offered in rural locations. If country based solitude is the key to your artistic soul, wonderful, congratulations. You have so many great options. If you are part city mouse -- consider alternatives.

A Land Where Writers Are Revered

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

In the beginning, there existed an island -- uninhabited but for the Arctic fox -- sculpted by snow and ice, wind, water, and fire. This wild, windswept land had no name, until settlers arrived in the 10th century, and made this place their home.

The Book Industry's Discrimination Problem

Brooke Warner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

As a country, we grapple with more than our share of discrimination challenges--where people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities (to call out only a few of the bigger groups) feel its blow every single day.

Do You Have What It Takes to Get Into a Writing Program?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

It is that time of year when writers from all over the country apply to the studio and network writing programs. I am the Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC and have been for the last eight years.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

Balancing the Loneliness of the Writing Life

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.16.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Hemingway also made the statement that, "There is nothing to writing. All you do all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Leave to good ol' Papa Hemingway to be his dramatic best, but he has a point. We bleed creativity.