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#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter Is Funny, But Also Good Etiquette

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Twitter: Worst thing that’s ever happened to civilization, or the very worst thing that’s ever happened to civilization? Just kidding. Des...

Learning to Write in Hemingway's Spain

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Jane Cutler Yepez

In an attempt to heal my broken heart, I cast about for ways to fill the empty days that had once been spent with a beloved companion. I searched for activities that were meaningful, or at least distracting.

13 Pretty "Shimmer-Words" to Make You Sound Cooler

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Lulu Salavegsen

The only thing that creates a similar eruption of discovery-joy and elation to my finding a book that finds me and the excitement and anticipation to read it is...

The Addict's Hustle

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

I always knew about the addict's hustle. "Just lend me a fiver and I'll give it back tomorrow." Or "I need a place to stay just for a day or so." Or "I'm going clean tomorrow if you just..." However, what I never knew until today was how addicts are hustled.

John Amen Talks Poetry vs. Prose

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

John Amen is the author of five collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris), and, most recently, strange theater.

Beloved Historical Fiction Author E.L. Doctorow Dead At 84

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its ...

Guess What Else Hemingway Didn't Say?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

It must be wonderful to be dead and keep writing. I guess when you're a genius, nothing can stop you.

To Live With Intention, Don't Take Dictation

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

If you haven't already, start today. Don't ask someone else any questions. Just ask yourself, and agree to take on the work required to create your own process for living life with intention.

Author Isaac Kirkman: Making Art From Obstacles

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

They retired the mic to Isaac Kirkman, on the sultry spring night I first saw him here in Tucson. Just took it right off the stand and handed it over--a sign of respect in some poetry circles. Akin to giving the game ball to the MVP, in sports.

Becoming a Publisher: A Positive Choice for Authors

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

The book is written, proofed, edited and re-read until you feel as if your eyeballs will bleed, you've "sent it out" and now the wait begins.

Why Do So Many People Chase the Dream of Becoming a Screenwriter?

Quora | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Well, let's see. Most of the civilized world as a whole is driven by entertainment. Two of the primary platforms of entertainment are television and film.

The 2 Kinds of Morning Writer

Sarah Stodola | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Sarah Stodola

While researching my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, one of the most important habits I gauged was the time of day that successful authors get their writing done. Not surprisingly, more writers I studied do their best work in the morning than at any other time.

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 ...